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Decae, Henri

Works: 144 works in 564 publications in 7 languages and 8,201 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Film noir  Detective and mystery films  New wave films  History  Caper films  Interviews  War films 
Roles: Cinematographer, Photographer, Illustrator, Performer, Other
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 )
60 editions published between 1959 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 1,806 libraries worldwide
Sensitively recreating the trials of Truffaut's own childhood, portraying aloof parents, oppressive teachers, petty crime, and a friendship that would last a lifetime
Les cousins by Claude Chabrol( visu )
29 editions published between 1958 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 766 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
Plein soleil Purple noon by René Clément( visu )
32 editions published between 1959 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 694 libraries worldwide
Ulises: adaptación de "La Odisea" de Homero que narra los esfuerzos de Ulises por llegar a su hogar en Itaca tras los diez años de la Guerra de Troya
Le cercle rouge Red circle by Jean-Pierre Melville( visu )
30 editions published between 1970 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 638 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 )
12 editions published between 1955 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 530 libraries worldwide
Bob the gambler and his friends learn that the Deauville Casino expects to pull in 800 million francs. On the night of the heist Bob plays the casino tables until the appointed time. Before the dawn breaks, some of the men and women will win, some will lose, and some will die
Les enfants terribles by Jean-Pierre Melville( visu )
14 editions published between 1949 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 449 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 Christophe Honoré( visu )
28 editions published between 1957 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 444 libraries worldwide
A restless bourgeois French woman finds her eye wandering from both her husband and her lover to an attractive passing stranger
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 342 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 )
12 editions published between 1947 and 2015 in French and Spanish and held by 297 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 )
26 editions published between 1978 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 291 libraries worldwide
El Doctor Josef Mengele, conocido miembro del partido nazi alemán, se refugia en Brasil tras la caída del III Reich. Allí consigue la colaboración de un grupo de jóvenes militantes nazis para continuar sus aberrantes experimentos. Un joven americano, Barry Kohler, se pone en contacto con el cazador de nazis Ezra Liebermann, quien empezará a investigar y descubrirá el terrible plan de Mengele
Les bonnes femmes by Claude Chabrol( visu )
7 editions published between 1959 and 2010 in French and held by 276 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
Léon Morin, priest by Jean-Pierre Melville( visu )
17 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
Castle keep by Sydney Pollack( visu )
2 editions published between 1986 and 2004 in French and English and held by 98 libraries worldwide
A detachment of American soldiers is stationed at a castle in the Ardennes on the eve of the Battle of the Bulge. They become involved in various ways with the local inhabitants before being forced to defend the castle from a German attack
Ascenseur pour l'echafaud by Louis Malle( visu )
33 editions published between 1957 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 69 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
Viva Maria! by Louis Malle( visu )
7 editions published between 1966 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 54 libraries worldwide
"When two women, both named Maria, accidentally invent the striptease circa 1910, they become such a hit that enthusiastic audiences strip along with them. But when one of the Marias fall for a handsome revolutionary, she finds that she has accidentally embroiled the two of them in an armed peasant revolt"--Container
Operation: daybreak ( visu )
6 editions published between 1994 and 2013 in English and Spanish and held by 42 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
Die Millionen eines Gehetzten by Jean-Pierre Melville( visu )
7 editions published between 1962 and 2006 in German and French and held by 29 libraries worldwide
"Pour éviter un scandale financier un vieux banquier fuit Paris pour l'Amérique. Il engage comme "secrétaire particulier" et garde du corps un jeune boxeur. Le réalisateur du Samourai et du Deuxième Souffle filme l'affrontement "amour-haine" de deux fauves imaginées par Georges Simenon avec un talent et un style unique identifiable dès la première image." (Source : jaquette)
Le corniaud The Sucker by Gérard Oury( visu )
8 editions published between 1987 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 28 libraries worldwide
After the luxury car of Mr. Saroyan, an import-export businessman, crashes into his, Antoine Maréchal is offered, as compensation, an all-expenses-paid trip to Naples in a Cadillac. Maréchal accepts eagerly, never dreaming what he is transporting
My other husband ( visu )
1 edition published in 1986 in French and held by 26 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
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Decae, Henri 1915-1987
Decaë, Henry 1915-1987
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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آنری دوکایی
French (203)
German (61)
English (27)
Spanish (27)
Italian (7)
Multiple languages (5)
Russian (1)
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