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Balmer, Jean-François

Overview
Works: 139 works in 350 publications in 6 languages and 3,506 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Historical films  Animal films  Action and adventure films  Animated films  Film noir  Anthology films  Comedy films 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Other, Author, Narrator, Interviewee
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
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Publications about Jean-François Balmer
Publications by Jean-François Balmer
Most widely held works by Jean-François Balmer
Madame Bovary by Claude Chabrol( visu )
70 editions published between 1990 and 2012 in 7 languages and held by 1,283 libraries worldwide
Bored with her confined life in 19th century France, a woman runs up ruinous debts and has adulterous affairs. When her excessive life catches up with her, she resorts to suicide as her final means of escape
Dans la maison = In the house by François Ozon( visu )
8 editions published in 2013 in French and German and held by 514 libraries worldwide
"A sixteen-year-old boy insinuates himself into the house of a fellow student from his literature class and writes about it in essays for his French teacher. Faced with this gifted and unusual pupil, the teacher rediscovers his enthusiasm for his work, but the boy's intrusion will unleash a series of uncontrollable events"--Container
L'ivresse du pouvoir = Comedy of power by Isabelle Huppert( visu )
4 editions published in 2007 in French and held by 282 libraries worldwide
After locking up an embezzling CEO, Jeanne pushes the limits of her power even further and winds up in a dangerous game of threats and intimidation
Ça twiste à Poponguine = Rocking Popenguine ( visu )
10 editions published between 1993 and 2011 in French and held by 281 libraries worldwide
A coming of age story set in a remote Senegalese beachside village during the week before Christmas, 1964, where the local teenage boys are divided into rival cultural camps. The "Ins" ("Inseparables") style themselves after French pop stars, attend school, have all the girls--but no record player. Their rivals, the "Kings," style themselves after African-American blues legends, they work as fishermen, don't have any girls--but they do have a record player
Tokyo! by Michel Gondry( visu )
9 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in Japanese and English and held by 212 libraries worldwide
De M.Gondry, un jeune couple s'installe à Tokyo... "Merde" de L.Carax, une ignoble créature apparaît dans les rues de Tokyo.... "Shaking Tokyo" de Bong Joon-ho : un hikikomori tombe amoureux
Rien ne va plus = The swindle by Claude Chabrol( visu )
8 editions published between 2000 and 2006 in French and held by 151 libraries worldwide
Victor and Betty have established a very comfortable life together as two small-time con artists, but when Betty lures Victor into the perfect shakedown, the stakes get higher and the game turns into more than she bargained for
Cosmos by Andrzej Żuławski( visu )
3 editions published in 2016 in French and held by 105 libraries worldwide
Witold has just failed the bar exam, his partner Fuchs has just recently quit his job and now they are staying at a so-called family guesthouse. It's when they discover a bird hung in the woods near the house that they become concerned with their safety. After, they find a piece of wood just as they had found the bird. They receive another omen in the form of forewarning signs on their ceiling and in the garden. What will happen next as Witold falls for a newly wed woman?
Le temps retrouvé = Time regained by Raúl Ruiz( visu )
2 editions published between 2001 and 2012 in French and held by 69 libraries worldwide
It is 1992 and Marcel Proust is on his death-bed, looking through photos, remembering his life. But the real characters mingle with the fictional ones. And gradually, fiction wins out over reality. His life's only sense lies in the reality of his work, and his work streams before his eyes. His literary characters people his memories like a stereoscope projection on the wall of his room, coming to life in the self-contained world of his small apartment on the Rue Hamelin. The happy days and lost paradises of his childhood alternate with the more recent memories of his social and literary life. The drama of the war, closely examined from the viewpoint of the small circles of Paris society, is transformed into a vast social comedy. In the spreading twilight the shape of post-war society hovers on the horizon
Window shopping = Golden eighties by Chantal Akerman( visu )
4 editions published between 1991 and 2006 in French and held by 54 libraries worldwide
Musical film of romance in a shopping mall in Paris
Diện Biên Phủ by Pierre Schoendoerffer( visu )
16 editions published between 1992 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 41 libraries worldwide
Depicts one of history's pivotal battles, triggering 20 years of American involvement in Vietnam
Ce jour-la = That day by Raúl Ruiz( visu )
3 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in French and held by 39 libraries worldwide
When Harald (Michel Piccoli), the patriarch of a high society family, can no longer pay the bills, he conspires to bump off his harmlessly mad daughter Livia (Elsa Zylberstein), the heir to his wife's vast fortune. To accomplish the deed, Harald arranges for the escape of Emil (Bernard Giraudeau), a psychotic killer who has been confined in a nearby asylum. But a funny thing happens on the way to Livia's rendevous with death: Emil develops a tender protectiveness towards her. Gradually, the pair form an unlikely union as Emil kills the remaining members of the scheming family in their own country estate
Elephant tales by Jean-François Balmer( visu )
4 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 38 libraries worldwide
A tale of two elephant brothers, Tutu and Zef, in search of their mother, and the menagerie of wild creatures they encounter along the way. Just days after the birth of baby elephant Tutu, human hunters arrive late at night and decimate the herd. Faced with the loss of their family, Tutu and Zef set off across the African plain in search of a future. At a nearby watering hole, Tutu encounters some crowned cranes, who lead him to believe that he will find his lost mother at the end of the rainbow. Though Zef knows better, he can only hope that a new elephant herd will eventually take them in and the two siblings continue their search. A Chimp, Giraffe and baby Lion Cub soon join them, orphans as well, and though rivalries emerge, the foursome trek on across landscape both magnificent and treacherous. Together they brave dust storms, crocodiles, and The Badness. Ultimately, in a climactic battle with ruthless poachers, they come to trust and depend on each other, and find that leadership and bravery comes in all shapes, sizes, and fur colors. Family is wherever you make it
Saint-Cyr by Patricia Mazuy( visu )
6 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in French and Undetermined and held by 36 libraries worldwide
Madame de Maintenon, wife of Louis XIV, founds Saint-Cyr, a boarding school outside of Paris for the daughters of destitute nobility where girls are brought to acquire the language and manners befitting their rank. The school eventually becomes a source of nightmarish anxiety for her, as idle noblemen discover her young charges
La Révolution française by Robert Enrico( visu )
5 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in French and held by 29 libraries worldwide
"La première partie, Les années lumière ... raconte les événements de 1788 au 10 août 1792, lorsque le Roi Louis XVI est jeté en prison. La seconde partie, Les années terribles ... s'achève en 1794, après les exécutions de Louis XVI, Marie-Antoinette, Danton et Desmoulins. Le serment du Jeu de Paume, l'assassinat de Marat, la prise de la Bastille, l'abolition des privilèges, la déclaration des droits de l'homme et du citoyen, autant d'événements racontés dans ces deux films devenus incontournables."--Conteneur
En attendant Godot by Samuel Beckett( visu )
10 editions published between 1988 and 2014 in French and held by 28 libraries worldwide
A presentation of the definitive version, as he directed it, of Samuel Beckett's absurd play in which his non-heroes, Didi and Gogo wait and hope for Godot
La Révolution française by Robert Enrico( visu )
6 editions published between 1989 and 2010 in French and held by 23 libraries worldwide
Cette première partie raconte les évènements de 1788 au 10 août 1972, lorsque le Roi Louis XVI est jeté en prison. La prise de la Bastille, le serment du jeu de Paume, la déclaration des Droits de l'homme ou la naissance de la Marseillaise. Autant d'événements qui auront marqué les Années Lumière de 1789 à 1792, entre fureur et sang, entre rébellion et liberté
Le Misanthrope : ou, l'atrabilaire amoureux ( visu )
2 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in French and held by 20 libraries worldwide
Alceste begins as a man who loves mankind so much that he cannot brook flattery or hypocrisy and winds up withdrawing from society in disgust
Tokyo ! by Michel Gondry( visu )
1 edition published in 2009 in Japanese and held by 16 libraries worldwide
La jaquette indique : Interior Design "Un couple tente de s'installer à Tokyo. Peu à peu, la solitude gagne la jeune femme, qui devient l'objet d'une étrange transformation...". Merde : "Une ignoble créature sème la panique et la mort dans les rues de Tokyo. Son arrestation divise la population de la ville...". Shaking Tokyo : "Le destin d'un hikikomori, personne s'isolant volontairement du monde, se trouve bouleversé par sa rencontre avec une jolie livreuse de pizzas..."
Les naufragés de l'ile de la Tortue by Jacques Rozier( visu )
3 editions published in 2008 in French and held by 16 libraries worldwide
Two travel agents in Paris create a scheme to sell customers the "Robinson Crusoe" experience
Madame Bovary by Claude Chabrol( Book )
4 editions published between 1990 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 16 libraries worldwide
Press kit includes 1 pamphlet and 2 photographs
 
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Alternative Names
Balmer, Jean F. 1946-
Jean-François Balmer acteur uit Zwitserland
Jean-François Balmer schweizer Schauspieler
Jean-François Balmer švýcarský herec působící ve Francii
Jean-François Balmer Swiss actor
جان فرانسوا بالمير
ژان فرانسوا بالمر
ジャン=フランソワ・バルメ
Languages
French (134)
German (11)
English (9)
Japanese (9)
Italian (5)
Spanish (3)
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