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Decae, Henri

Works: 214 works in 428 publications in 4 languages and 6,858 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Interviews  Film adaptations  History  Film and video adaptations  Fiction  Motion pictures  Gangster films 
Roles: Cinematographer, Photographer, Illustrator, Performer
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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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 )
18 editions published between 1959 and 2014 in French and held by 1,504 libraries worldwide
Thirteen-year-old Antoine Doinet lives in a cramped apartment with his mother and stepfather, neglected by them and unlucky at school. Living an intense imaginative life of his own he gets into trouble and is finally committed to reform school from which he escapes and runs towards the sea, which he has never seen
Le samouraï The samurai by Jean-Pierre Melville( visu )
10 editions published between 1967 and 2012 in French and held by 653 libraries worldwide
Jef Costello is a fedora and trench-coat wearing contract killer with samurai instincts. When Jef assassinates a nightclub owner, he finds himself confronted by a series of witnesses, who drop his perfect world into the hands of a persistent police investigator and Jef's shadowy employer, both of whom are determined to put an end to the career criminal
Plein soleil by René Clément( visu )
12 editions published between 1997 and 2013 in French and held by 611 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 )
15 editions published between 1987 and 2012 in French and held by 594 libraries worldwide
An ex-con fresh out of prison, a notorious escapee, and an alcoholic ex-cop plan a heist against impossible odds as a relentless inspector pursues them
Bob le flambeur Bob the gambler by Jean-Pierre Melville( visu )
4 editions published between 1955 and 2007 in French and held by 519 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 )
6 editions published between 1995 and 2007 in French and held by 421 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 by Louis Malle( visu )
6 editions published between 1990 and 2008 in French and Multiple languages and held by 405 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 )
5 editions published between 1959 and 2011 in French and English and held by 363 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 by Claude Chabrol( visu )
5 editions published between 1997 and 2011 in French and held by 329 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
Les bonnes femmes by Claude Chabrol( visu )
5 editions published between 1990 and 2010 in French and held by 259 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 quatre cents coups The 400 blows by François Truffaut( visu )
3 editions published between 1993 and 2006 in French and held by 195 libraries worldwide
Les Quatres Cents Coups: A 12-year-old boy, unhappy at home, finds himself in a detention centre but finally escapes and keeps running [c.f. Halliwell's]
Léon Morin, priest ( visu )
2 editions published in 2011 in French and held by 165 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
Castle keep by Sydney Pollack( visu )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 82 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
Operation: daybreak ( visu )
4 editions published between 1994 and 2010 in English and held by 39 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
Le silence de la mer by Jean-Pierre Melville( visu )
6 editions published between 1947 and 2010 in French and held by 37 libraries worldwide
Set in occupied France during World War II. An old man and his beautiful niece are forced to endure the presence of a Nazi officer during the German occupation of their small village. Vowing never to speak to the invader, the couple listen in silence as the officer pours out his ideas and feelings about music, war and his love of France
Sundays and Cybele ( visu )
2 editions published in 2009 in French and held by 34 libraries worldwide
A war pilot with amnesia develops a friendship with a 12-year-old orphan girl, until his motives are misinterpreted by the authorities
My other husband ( visu )
1 edition published in 1986 in French and held by 29 libraries worldwide
A playful French tale of a woman who splits her week between her current husband and family and the ex-spouse she still loves. Eventually the two husbands meet, leading to an emotional and funny resolution
Fahrstuhl zum Schafott ( visu )
5 editions published between 1987 and 2008 in German and Undetermined and held by 27 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
Nur die Sonne war Zeuge ( visu )
7 editions published between 1959 and 2013 in German and held by 23 libraries worldwide
Der junge, attraktive Amerikaner Tom Ripley liebt Luxus und Müßiggang. Das nötige Geld fehlt ihm ebenso wie jegliche moralische Hemmung. So schreckt er nicht vor Mord zurück, um auf diese Weise die Stelle eines reichen Schulfreundes einzunehmen, der es sich in Europa gutgehen lässt. Das Bankkonto des Toten öffnet Ripley, dem Meister der Verstellung, das Tor zum erträumten Paradies. Ist Ripley wirklich der perfekte Mord gelungen? (Quelle:
Sie küssten und sie schlugen ihn ( visu )
3 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in German and held by 20 libraries worldwide
Der 13jährige Antoine Doinel hat keinen leichten Stand, seine Eltern kümmern sich kaum um ihn, und auch in der Schule gibt es Zoff. Als er seine Mutter mit ihrem Geliebten erwischt, behauptet er in der Schule, seine Mutter sei tot. Nachdem ihn sein Vater wegen dieser Lüge geohrfeigt hat, traut sich Antoine nicht mehr nach Hause. Beim Versuch, eine Schreibmaschine aus dem Büro seines Vaters zu stehlen, wird er erwischt. Damit ist das Maß voll, und Antoine wird in ein Erziehungsheim abgeschoben. Aber auch dort findet er kein Verständnis
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Alternative Names
Decae, Henri 1915-1987
Decaë, Henry 1915-1987
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