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Decae, Henri

Works: 192 works in 586 publications in 6 languages and 8,824 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Detective and mystery films  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Crime films  New wave films  History  Film noir  Caper films  Interviews 
Roles: Cinematographer, Photographer, Illustrator, Performer, Other, Scenarist
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Publications about Henri Decae
Publications by Henri Decae
Publications by Henri Decae, published posthumously.
Most widely held works by Henri Decae
Les quatre cents coups by François Truffaut( visu )
44 editions published between 1959 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 1,913 libraries worldwide
The partially autobiographical story of a young boy who turns to crime when left to his own devices in an indifferent adult world
Le samouraï = The samurai by Jean-Pierre Melville( visu )
15 editions published between 1967 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 781 libraries worldwide
A hired killer in a state of virtual living death goes about his business in a muted Paris, a city of shadows, only to fatally admit emotion (the love of a woman) into his life. His actions are analogous to hara-kiri committed by the solitary samurai. Melville takes the mythology of the gangster and removes all overt social comment in favour of romantic stylisation. Melville commented that his intention was "to show the mental disorder of a man who unmistakably had a tendency to schizophrenia."
Plein soleil = Purple noon by René Clément( visu )
16 editions published between 1960 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 664 libraries worldwide
Small-time conman Tom Ripley travels to Italy to convince wealthy playboy Philippe Greenleaf to return to America, on behalf of Greenleaf's father. Greenleaf refuses, leading Ripley to undertake extreme measures in order to get what he wants
Le cercle rouge = Red circle by Jean-Pierre Melville( visu )
25 editions published between 1970 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 614 libraries worldwide
A master thief is fresh out of prison. But instead of toeing the line, he finds his steps leading back to the shadowy world of crime. He, a notorious escapee, and an alcoholic ex-cop plan a jewel heist, while being pursued by a police superintendent
Bob le flambeur = Bob the gambler by Jean-Pierre Melville( visu )
9 editions published between 1955 and 2009 in French and Undetermined and held by 522 libraries worldwide
Bob the Gambler, a retired bank robber, decides after a run of bad-luck to mastermind a raid on the casino at Deauville. An underworld comedy of manners unfolds as Bob's morality is tested through the double-crosses of the other protagonists and an unforseen murder. [container notes]
Les enfants terribles by Jean-Pierre Melville( visu )
13 editions published between 1949 and 2013 in French and German and held by 462 libraries worldwide
Elisabeth is very protective of her teenage brother Paul, who has been injured in a snowball fight at school and has to rest in bed most of the time. The siblings are inseparable, living in the same room, fighting, playing secret games, and rarely leaving the house. Paul's friend, Gerard, often drops by to stay with them. One day Elisabeth brings home Agathe to live with them. She bears a strong resemblance to Dargelos, a schoolboy whom Paul had a crush on and the same boy who injured him. Paul and Agathe become attracted to each other, causing Elizabeth to be very jealous
Les amants = The lovers by Louis Malle( visu )
28 editions published between 1957 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 455 libraries worldwide
A restless bourgeois French woman finds her eye wandering from both her husband and her lover to an attractive passing stranger
Les cousins by Claude Chabrol( visu )
10 editions published between 1958 and 2013 in French and English and held by 382 libraries worldwide
Simple, good-hearted country cousin Charles comes to study at the Sorbonne in Paris where he stays at the luxury apartment of Paul, his cynical city cousin. Charles works hard but fails his exams, Paul doesn't but passes and gets Charles's girl. Chabrol's second feature film re-unites Jean-Claude Brialy and Gerard Blain, the two lead actors from his debut feature, 'Le Beau Serge'. Paul (Brialy) is a hedonistic and confident Parisian student living in his uncle's fashionable inner city flat. He spends his time drinking, carousing, sleeping with a variety of female friends and playing the role of matchmaker for his friends, arranging trysts in an ongoing merry go round of bed partners. He is an emotionally remote and decadent man, adhering to a dubious moral code, who approaches his friends love lives with devilish detachment. Charles (Blain) is his naive country cousin, a dedicated student, who stays with Paul whilst studying for his law exams. When Charles is introduced to Paul's swinging set, he instantaneously falls for Florence, a beautiful woman who is intrigued by Charles' innocence. Paul is perturbed as he observes the attraction between the two and the respect that Charles displays for Florence. A clash is inevitable as the rivalry for Florences affection grows. The contrast between the two main characters morality is acute, especially in their attitudes toward women. A dramatic study of class conflict and personal responsibility 'Les Cousins' is a riveting and perverse study of decadent Parisian student life. The City of Lights is captured by Decae's camera as if seen through the amazed eyes of Charles. The film won the Best Film award at the Berlin Film Festival in 1959. Also available on 16mm
Le beau Serge = Handsome Serge by Claude Chabrol( visu )
13 editions published between 1958 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 368 libraries worldwide
"François revient, après dix ans d'absence, dans la bourgade creusoise où il a grandi. Il y retrouve Serge, un ami d'enfance. Celui-ci a renoncé à toute ambition et s'adonne à la boisson. Il a épousé Yvonne, mais il tourne autour de Marie, sa belle-soeur, considérée comme la garce du village. Une succession d'événements dramatiques et l'amitié de François vont ouvrir les yeux de Serge sur son ignominie." [source : jaquette]
Cybèle : ou, Les dimanches de Ville d'Avray = Sundays and Cybele by Serge Bourguignon( visu )
9 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in French and held by 351 libraries worldwide
A psychologically damaged war veteran and a neglected child begin a startlingly intimate friendship, one that ultimately ignites the suspicion and anger of his friends and neighbors in suburban Paris. It becomes a stirring contemplation of an alliance between two troubled souls
Le silence de la mer = The silence of the sea by Jean-Pierre Melville( visu )
13 editions published between 1947 and 2015 in French and held by 312 libraries worldwide
1941. An idealistic, naive German officer in Nazi occupied France is assigned to the home of a middle-aged man and his grown niece. Their response to his presence - their only form of resistance - is complete silence
The boys from Brazil by Franklin J Schaffner( visu )
17 editions published between 1978 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 306 libraries worldwide
Elderly Nazi hunter Ezra Lieberman has made a life of seeking out the last remnants of the Third Reich. But when he investigates a lead about a mysterious plot to assassinate ninety four seemingly unconnected men from around the world, he makes a terrifying discovery that has dire consequences for the fate of the human race. Lieberman₂s desperate quest to stop the unthinkable launches him on a collision course with the sinister figure behind the plot: the infamous Dr. Josef Mengele
Les bonnes femmes by Claude Chabrol( visu )
7 editions published between 1959 and 2010 in French and held by 279 libraries worldwide
Four Parisian shop girls, Ginette, Rita, Jacqueline and Jane seek fulfillment and love. Rita has a fiance whose family is obsessed with social status. Jane has a boyfriend in the army, but she still enjoys herself with chance encounters. Ginette has a secret passion that keeps her away from her colleagues at nights. Jacqueline is lonely, but a mysterious motorcyclist constantly follows her
Les aventures de Rabbi Jacob = The mad adventures of Rabbi Jacob by Gérard Oury( visu )
3 editions published between 2002 and 2012 in French and English and held by 254 libraries worldwide
A racist, anti-Semitic French businessman is forced to disguise himself as a Hasidic rabbi. Hilarity ensues
Léon Morin, priest by Jean-Pierre Melville( visu )
16 editions published between 1961 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 199 libraries worldwide
Léon Morin is a devoted man of the cloth who is also the crush object of all the women of a small village in Nazi-occupied France. He finds himself most drawn to a sexually frustrated widow, a borderline heretic whose relationship with her confessor is a confrontation with both God and her own repressed desire. A triumph of mood, setting, and innuendo, Léon Morin, Priest is an irreverent pleasure from one of French cinema's towering virtuosos
À double tour by Claude Chabrol( visu )
3 editions published between 2005 and 2012 in French and held by 98 libraries worldwide
A vintner brazenly carries on an affair with his beautiful neighbor right under the nose of his bitter wife. His daughter has herself caught the eye of a Hungarian ne'er do well, while his voyeur son begins to take liberties with his father's mistress. As family passions ripen, the stage is set for tragedy
Castle keep by Sydney Pollack( visu )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 98 libraries worldwide
Toward the end of World War II, a small company of American GI's occupy an ancient castle. Their commander has an affair with the countess in resident. One guy falls in love with a Volksvagon. A baker among them moves in with another baker's wife. A group of shell shocked holy rollers wander the bombed in the streets. A GI art historian tries vainly to protect the castle and its masterpiec es
Viva Maria! by Louis Malle( visu )
7 editions published between 1966 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 56 libraries worldwide
The daughter of an Irish anarchist (Brigitte Bardot) is on the lam in Central America, hiding with a touring carnival troupe, where she meets a singer (Jeanne Moreau) only to find themselves at the head of an armed peasant revolt
Operation: daybreak ( visu )
4 editions published between 1994 and 2010 in English and held by 44 libraries worldwide
The mission: Assassinate SS Obergruppenfuehrer Reinhard Heydrich, the diabolical murderer William L. Shirer called 'the genius of the Final Solution'. Witness furious Nazi reprisals, including the annihilation of Lidice. Marvel at the bold last stand of seven patriots. Know these seven were real people in a real time. Ordinary people by everyday standards. Heroes by every other measure
Fahrstuhl zum Schafott ( visu )
9 editions published between 1957 and 2011 in German and Undetermined and held by 36 libraries worldwide
Florence Carala und ihr Liebhaber Julien Tavernier planen zusammen das perfekte Verbrechen an ihrem Ehemann. Julien konstruiert ein unanfechtbares Alibi. Er tötet Simon Carala und täuscht einen Selbstmord vor. Durch Zufall, der Portier hat den Strom abgestellt, bleibt Julien im Fahrstuhl stecken. Während er versucht zu entkommen, stehlen Jugendliche sein Auto und töten zwei deutsche Touristen. Nun wird nach Julien gefahndet aufgrund eines Verbrechens, das er nicht begangen hat
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Decae, Henri 1915-1987
Decaë, Henry 1915-1987
Henri Decaë cinéaste, directeur de la photographie
Henri Decaë direttore della fotografia francese
Henri Decaë Frans director of photography (1915-1987)
Henri Decaë französischer Kameramann
Henri Decaë French cinematographer
Анри Декэ
Анрі Декае
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אנרי דקאי
آنری دوکایی
French (183)
German (36)
English (20)
Spanish (11)
Italian (2)
Multiple languages (1)
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