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Poiré, Alain

Overview
Works: 128 works in 263 publications in 4 languages and 3,732 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Biographical films  Biography  History  Fiction  Parodies, imitations, etc  Comedy films  Personal narratives‡vFrench  Film and video adaptations 
Roles: Producer, Adapter, Scenarist
Classifications: PQ2631.A26, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Publications about Alain Poiré
Publications by Alain Poiré
Publications by Alain Poiré, published posthumously.
Most widely held works about Alain Poiré
 
Most widely held works by Alain Poiré
Le dîner de cons The dinner game by Francis Veber( visu )
24 editions published between 1988 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 731 libraries worldwide
Laugh-out-loud farce about a self-centered publisher who participates in a weekly ritual with his friends: to invite the stupidest person they can find to dinner. Lhermitte has found a doozy, civil servant Villeret but the well-meaning oaf intrudes on his life in unexpected ways
Le placard Closet ( visu )
2 editions published in 2001 in French and held by 519 libraries worldwide
François Pignon, a very bland sort of man who works as an accountant in a condom factory, is about to be fired. His new neighbour comes up with an idea to prevent such a thing from happening: he creates photos and then spreads the rumor that François is gay so that the factory management might be afraid they'll be sued for sexual discrimination. Of course, nothing happens as it should, but the changes in François Pignon's life - and other people's too - are drastic
La gloire de mon père by Yves Robert( visu )
13 editions published between 1990 and 2010 in French and held by 506 libraries worldwide
During a very special, life-changing summer with his family in the Provence countryside, 11-year-old Marcel learns the wild country's secrets, makes friends and strengthens the unique bond he has with his father
La château de ma mère by Yves Robert( visu )
15 editions published between 1990 and 2010 in French and English and held by 420 libraries worldwide
Through frequent family visits to their summer home in Southern France, a boy learns to love and understand his mother's true nature
Un condamné à mort s'est échappé, ou, Le vent souffle où il vent A man escaped by Robert Bresson( visu )
8 editions published between 1956 and 2008 in French and held by 365 libraries worldwide
A French Resistance fighter is sent to an infamous prison in Lyon in 1943, where 7,000 of the 12,000 prisoners housed there died either by natural means or by execution. Lt. Fontaine is certain that execution awaits him, and begins planning his escape. For a period of time he goes it alone, but reluctantly takes on a partner. He gets some help from a couple of prisoners allowed to stroll in the exercise yard, but for the most part he is a figure of isolation
Un condamné à mort s'est échappé, ou, Le vent souffle où il veut by Robert Bresson( visu )
4 editions published between 1956 and 2013 in French and held by 244 libraries worldwide
Based on the memoirs of an imprisoned French resistance leader, this unbelievably taut and methodical marvel follows the fictional Fontaine's single-minded pursuit of freedom, detailing the planning and carrying out of his escape with gripping precision
Un condamné à mort s'est échappé, ou, Le vent souffle où il vent A man escaped ( visu )
4 editions published between 1980 and 1994 in French and held by 190 libraries worldwide
In 1943, Lt. Fontaine is captured by the Gestapo and is imprisoned in Fort Montluc. He carefully plans his escape but puts it off until sentenced to death
Le placard The closet ( visu )
5 editions published between 2000 and 2008 in French and held by 87 libraries worldwide
François, a dull and lonely accountant who works in a condom factory, is about to be fired. His new neighbor, in an effort to prevent the firing, creates photos and then spreads the rumor that François is gay, hoping the factory management might be afraid of a lawsuit for sexual discrimination. Nothing happens as it should, but the changes in François' life are drastic!
La Chèvre by Francis Veber( visu )
5 editions published between 1986 and 2007 in French and Dutch and held by 84 libraries worldwide
The daughter of a wealthy industrialist disappears. A top private eye cannot find her, so her father hires a disaster-prone associate to help
The closet ( visu )
2 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in French and English and held by 67 libraries worldwide
Francois Pignon, a very bland sort of man who works as an accountant in a condom factory, is about to be fired. His new neighbour comes up with an idea to prevent such a thing from happening: he creates photos and then spreads the rumor that Francois is gay so that the factory management might be afraid they'll be sued for sexual discrimination. Of course, nothing happens as it should, but the changes in Francois Pignon's life-- and other people's too - is drastic!
La folie des grandeurs Delusions of grandeur by Gérard Oury( visu )
7 editions published between 1976 and 2008 in French and held by 50 libraries worldwide
"Wacky Yves Montand is getting wacked by Louis de Funès, as they con the queen, con the court and con each other"--Container
The Tall blond man with one black shoe Le Grand blond avec one chaussure noire ( visu )
5 editions published between 1990 and 2002 in French and English and held by 33 libraries worldwide
In the midst of an internal power struggle at a French secret service agency, Toulouse, the chief of the organization, plays a trick on Milan, a subordinate hungry for his job. Toulouse picks out a citizen at random and instructs his rival keep close watch. Completely oblivious to what's going on, the innocent "suspect" goes about his business, while all of his simple actions are being mis-interpreted by the eager Milan
Pardon mon affaire ( visu )
2 editions published in 1987 in French and English and held by 26 libraries worldwide
A lighthearted farcical romp in the best tradition of French romantic comedies about four buddies who undergo a series of complicated and bizarre adventures in the streets and bedrooms of Paris
Monsieur gangster ( visu )
1 edition published in 2013 in French and held by 25 libraries worldwide
A dying mob boss nicknamed ''The Mexican'' asks his old friend and ex-gangster, Fernand Naudin, to come out of retirement to take over the family businesses and protect his soon to be married daughter
The dinner game Le diner de cons ( visu )
2 editions published in 2001 in French and English and held by 22 libraries worldwide
Wealthy publisher Pierre Brochant faces his greatest social challege in this classic French comedy of errors. He is supposed to find a guest who must be an idiot, to bring to a dinner sponsored by his friends, who are wealthy and obnoxious yuppies engaged in a never-ending game of onupmanship
Le grand blond avec une chaussure noire The tall blond man with one black shoe ( visu )
3 editions published in 1991 in French and held by 17 libraries worldwide
Farcical comedy of mistaken identity. A professional musician's life is changed when he is mistaken for a secret agent
Manon des sources Jean de Florette 2ème partie 2 ( visu )
3 editions published between 2000 and 2005 in French and held by 17 libraries worldwide
Ten years after the tragic events concerning Jean de Florette, his daughter Manon seeks revenge against those greedy farmers that she holds responsible for her father's madness and death
Le placard by Francis Veber( visu )
4 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in French and English and held by 15 libraries worldwide
François Pignon, a very bland sort of man who works as an accountant in a condom factory, is about to be fired. His new neighbour comes up with an idea to prevent such a thing from happening: he creates photos and then spreads the rumor that François is gay so that the factory management might be afraid they'll be sued for sexual discrimination. Of course, nothing happens as it should, but the changes in François Pignon's life-- and other people's too - is drastic!
The closet le placard ( visu )
1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 14 libraries worldwide
François Pignon, a very bland sort of man who works as an accountant in a condom factory, is about to be fired. His new neighbour comes up with an idea to prevent such a thing from happening: he creates photos and then spreads the rumor that François is gay so that the factory management might be afraid they'll be sued for sexual discrimination. Of course, nothing happens as it should, but the changes in François Pignon's life - and other people's too - is drastic!
Fantô̂mas by Louis Feuillade( visu )
2 editions published between 1999 and 2001 in French and held by 13 libraries worldwide
Three films featuring the adventures of journalist Fandor, his girlfriend Hélène, Police Commissioner Juve as they pursue the criminal mastermind Fantômas
 
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Alternative Names
Poiré, Alain Adrien Paul Léon 1917-2000
Languages
French (104)
English (10)
Spanish (1)
Dutch (1)
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