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Balmer, Jean-François

Works: 108 works in 342 publications in 7 languages and 3,354 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Historical films  Animal films  Action and adventure films  Animated films  Film noir  Anthology films  Coming-of-age films 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Other, Author, Interviewee, Narrator
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 )
75 editions published between 1990 and 2012 in 8 languages and held by 1,322 libraries worldwide
Emma Bovary is a woman possessed by a burning hunger for life and love--and a passion that can never be fulfilled. Feeling trapped in a loveless marriage, Emma indulges herself in a lifestyle of reckless overspending and a series of shocking affairs which threaten to destroy her and everyone around her
Dans la maison = In the house by François Ozon( visu )
6 editions published in 2013 in French and German and held by 481 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."
Ça twiste à Poponguine Rocking Popenguine ( visu )
11 editions published between 1993 and 2011 in French and held by 286 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
L'ivresse du pouvoir by Claude Chabrol( visu )
3 editions published in 2007 in French and held by 286 libraries worldwide
Home use only
Tokyo! by Michel Gondry( visu )
10 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in Japanese and English and held by 226 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 )
11 editions published between 1998 and 2006 in French and German and held by 156 libraries worldwide
Betty and Victor are scam artists who up until now had been content with small scams at hotel conventions, such as spiking the drink of a gambler, then rolling him for his winnings. However, without telling Victor, Betty has been plotting an enormous score involving the treasurer of an international corporation, who's planning to abscond with a briefcase containing five million Swiss francs in syndicate money
Le temps retrouvé Time regained by Raúl Ruiz( visu )
2 editions published between 2001 and 2012 in French and held by 64 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
Diện Biên Phủ by Pierre Schoendoerffer( visu )
18 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
Elephant tales by Jean-François Balmer( visu )
4 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 39 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
Le Misanthrope ou, l'atrabilaire amoureux ( visu )
6 editions published between 1994 and 2007 in French and English and held by 39 libraries worldwide
Alceste loves mankind so much that that he has lost patience with the flattery and hypocrisy of fashionable society and withdraws from society in disgust
Ce jour-la That day by Raúl Ruiz( visu )
3 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in French and held by 38 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
En attendant Godot by Samuel Beckett( visu )
11 editions published between 1988 and 2014 in French and held by 37 libraries worldwide
A presentation of the definitive version, as directed by Samuel Beckett himself, of his absurd play in which his non-heroes, Didi and Gogo wait and hope for Godot
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 )
8 editions published between 1989 and 2011 in French and Undetermined and held by 27 libraries worldwide
A history of the French Revolution from the decision of the king to convene the États-Generaux in 1789 in order to deal with France's debt problem. The first part of the movie tells the story from 1789 until August 10, 1792 (when King Louis XVI lost all his authority and was put in prison). The second part carries the story through the end of the terror in 1794, including the deaths by guillotine of Louis XVI, Marie-Antoinette, Danton, and Desmoulins
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
Beaumarchais línsolent by Édouard Molinaro( visu )
5 editions published between 1998 and 2005 in French and held by 16 libraries worldwide
'Beaumarchais' is based on a play by Sacha Guitry that was written but never performed. It explores the life of legendary French playwright Pierre-Augustin Caron de Beaumarchais
Madame Bovary by Claude Chabrol( Book )
3 editions published between 1990 and 2010 in German and French and held by 15 libraries worldwide
La Révolution française by Robert Enrico( visu )
4 editions published between 1990 and 2010 in French and held by 12 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
Flic ou voyou by Georges Lautner( visu )
10 editions published between 1990 and 2007 in French and Undetermined and held by 12 libraries worldwide
Commissioner Stanislas Borowitz of the Inspector General of the National Police (IGS) is sent to the Cote d'Azur to investigate the double murder of a police officer and a prostitute. Once there, he changes his identity to unmask the mobsters and try to end a gang war raging in Nice
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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
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