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Balmer, Jean-François

Works: 114 works in 276 publications in 6 languages and 3,179 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Historical films  History  Fiction  Juvenile works  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Television adaptations 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Other, Adapter, 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 )
59 editions published between 1990 and 2010 in 7 languages and held by 1,331 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 )
2 editions published in 2013 in French and held by 403 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 by Claude Chabrol( visu )
3 editions published in 2007 in French and held by 291 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 )
8 editions published between 1993 and 2011 in French and held by 253 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 )
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 )
6 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in French and held by 85 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 ( visu )
1 edition published in 2001 in French and held by 73 libraries worldwide
Set in 1922, this film opens with Marcel Proust on his deathbed, looking through old photos and remembering his past. His own experiences gradually give way to the characters in his novel
The swindle Rien ne va plus ( visu )
1 edition published in 2006 in French and held by 69 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
Elephant tales ( visu )
2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 40 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 )
5 editions published between 1994 and 2005 in French and English and held by 39 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
En attendant Godot by Samuel Beckett( visu )
10 editions published between 1988 and 2014 in French and held by 35 libraries worldwide
A presentation of the definitive version, based on the notes of Samuel Beckett, of his absurd play in which his non-heroes, Didi and Gogo wait and hope for Godot
That day Ce jour-là ( visu )
1 edition published in 2006 in French and held by 34 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
Window shopping ( visu )
2 editions published between 1991 and 1995 in French and held by 33 libraries worldwide
A tongue-in-cheek modern romantic musical set in the "Tolson d'Or" shopping in Paris
Saint-Cyr by Patricia Mazuy( visu )
5 editions published between 2000 and 2008 in French and Undetermined and held by 32 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
Diện Biên Phủ by Pierre Schoendoerffer( visu )
9 editions published between 1992 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 26 libraries worldwide
"Mars 1954. L'armée française a choisi la cuvette de Dien Bien Phû pour barrer la route aux soldats communistes du Viêt-minh... Une bataille désespérée qui marque la fin de la guerre d'Indochine
La Révolution française ( visu )
4 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in French and held by 22 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
Les naufragés de l'ile de la Tortue by Jacques Rozier( visu )
3 editions published in 2008 in French and held by 13 libraries worldwide
Two travel agents in Paris create a scheme to sell customers the "Robinson Crusoe" experience
Madame Bovary by Claude Chabrol( Book )
2 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in German and French and held by 12 libraries worldwide
In 19th century France, the romantic daughter of a country squire marries a dull country doctor. To escape boredom, she throws herself into love affairs with a suave local landowner and a young law student and runs up ruinous debts
Flic ou voyou by Georges Lautner( visu )
8 editions published between 1990 and 2007 in Undetermined and French and held by 10 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
La menace by Alain Corneau( visu )
7 editions published between 1977 and 2010 in French and Undetermined and held by 9 libraries worldwide
Rijke dame begaat crime passionnel wanneer haar minnaar van een ander houdt
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