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Berri, Claude

Overview
Works: 43 works in 145 publications in 3 languages and 8,383 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  History  Historical films  Biographical films  Melodramas (Motion pictures)  War films  Romance films  Comedy films  Fiction 
Roles: Producer, Director, Author of screenplay, Author, Actor, Honoree
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Publications about Claude Berri
Publications by Claude Berri
Publications by Claude Berri, published posthumously.
Most widely held works by Claude Berri
La reine Margot = Queen Margot by Patrice Chéreau( visu )
6 editions published between 1995 and 2008 in French and held by 803 libraries worldwide
A classic tale of intrigue and forbidden love. Thrown into a political marriage of convenience by her ruthlessly power-hungry family, the beautiful Margot (Isabelle Adjani-Diabolique) soon finds herself hopelessly drawn into their murderous affairs. It's then she realizes her only hope for escape lies somewhere between the heroic soldier who loves her and the enemy husband who could save her! Triumphant winner of 5 Cesar Awards and the prestigious Cannes Film Festival Jury Prize-you're sure to be entertained by this vivid portrayal of passion, revenge and extraordinary courage
Tess by Roman Polanski( visu )
7 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in English and held by 772 libraries worldwide
In this adaptation of Thomas Hardy's classic romance, Tess Darbeyville, a beautiful young peasant in late 19th century England, seeks her fortune with the wealthy D'Urbervilles, whom her family believes to be distant relatives. Although Tess rejects the advances of the D'Urberville's son Alex, he forcibly seduces her, leaving her pregnant and alone. After her sickly baby dies, Tess falls in love with Angel, a parson's son, who abandons her on their wedding night after she confesses her past "sin." This forces Tess to return to Alex, a fateful decision with tragic consequences
Jean de Florette by Claude Berri( visu )
9 editions published between 1986 and 2015 in French and held by 714 libraries worldwide
The story of Jean Cadoret, a man who inherits a farm from his mother and foolishly hopes to become a gentleman farmer. But even before he arrives, his powerful neighbor is plotting to steal his land by withholding irrigation water from a stream
Jean de Florette ; Manon of the spring = Manon des sources by Marcel Pagnol( visu )
5 editions published between 1987 and 2007 in French and held by 688 libraries worldwide
Jean de Florette: A man inherits a farm from his mother, but his powerful neighbor plots to steal it from him. Manon of the Spring: 10 years after his death, Jean's daughter finds out about their neighbor's treachery, and determines to take revenge
La graine et le mulet by Abdellatif Kechiche( visu )
5 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in French and held by 631 libraries worldwide
Set in the rustic port of Sete, the film follows Slimane, whose growing dissatisfaction with the shipyard job he's had for the last 35 years prompts him to try to open his own restaurant. His dream seems out of reach, but his contagious conviction and persistence work their way into the hearts of his loyal but dispersed family; the four children from his first marriage, his ex-wife, current girlfriend and her bright, outspoken daughter, Rym
Germinal by Yves Allégret( visu )
9 editions published between 1994 and 2015 in French and held by 484 libraries worldwide
It's mid 19th century, north of France. The story of a coal miner's town. They are exploited by the mine's owner. One day the decide to go on strike, and then the authorities repress them
Le vieil homme et l'enfant = The two of us = The old man and the boy by Claude Berri( visu )
2 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in French and held by 412 libraries worldwide
Director Claude Berri's introduction on the title screens reads "This film is a true story but seen through the imagination a child particularly sensitive to the tragic events which surrounded him in occupied France. The warm affection of this family of good people who took him in nevertheless leaves him with a certain poetic nostalgia for this time and a deep gratitude toward them." This film is his re-telling and re-creation of the life of a small Jewish boy from in Nazi-occupied Paris, sent by his parents to the countryside to live with an elderly Catholic couple until France's liberation. Forced to hide his identity, eight-year-old Claude bonds with the irascible, staunchly anti-Semitic Grampa, who improbably becomes his friend and confidant
Amen by Costa-Gavras( visu )
3 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in English and held by 387 libraries worldwide
A German SS Lieutenant covertly collaborates with a young Italian priest in hopes of changing the Vatican's policies toward Germany during WWII, which both believe are exacerbating the Jewish Holocaust
Valmont by Miloš Forman( visu )
1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 373 libraries worldwide
The vindictive widow Merteuil bets her friend debaucherous Valmont that he cannot seduce the virtuous (and married) Madame de Tourvel. If Valmont succeeds he may also bed Merteuil, but if he fails he must join a monastery. Set amongst the aristocracy in France in the 18th century
Bienvenue chez les Ch'tis by Dany Boon( visu )
4 editions published in 2008 in French and English and held by 366 libraries worldwide
Post office manager Philippe longs for a transfer to the sunny, sophisticated south of France. But when his attempt to cheat his way into a transfer backfires, he is sent instead to Nord-Pas de Calais. This northern province is known for its chilly dampness, its drunken, unemployable population, its terrible food and an impenetrable dialect known as Ch'timi. But Philippe soon learns to love these people so much that he must devise a strategy, with the help of the natives, to keep his left-behind wife from discovering his secret
The two of us by Claude Berri( Book )
12 editions published between 1967 and 1975 in 3 languages and held by 319 libraries worldwide
In a world of turbulence, this corner tells of two people caught up in one another for a brief time, and celebrates their lives, one life new and one life old; a nine year old Jewish boy and an old peasant
Les bonnes femmes by Claude Chabrol( visu )
1 edition published in 2000 in French and held by 248 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
Ma femme est une actrice by Yvan Attal( visu )
2 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in French and held by 201 libraries worldwide
"Successful sportswriter Yvan and popular film star Charlotte enjoy a glamorous, sophisticated lifestyle in Paris. But when Charlotte relocates to London to star in a sexy movie opposite legendary ladies' man John, Yvan panics and travels back and forth from Paris to London to check on his wife. Even he can't prevent Charlotte from shooting a very intimate scene with her new leading man. Is Charlotte about to have an affair, or is she just acting?"--Container
Marry me!, marry me! by Claude Berri( Book )
3 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 91 libraries worldwide
Lucie Aubrac by Claude Berri( visu )
5 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in French and held by 89 libraries worldwide
During the French Resistance, Lucie, a courageous wife, struggles to save her husband, Raymond Samuel, from a firing squad. He was arrested after blowing up a train during the war. Lucie is also a freedom fighter who goes by the moniker of Aubrac. She helps free Raymond by directly threatening a prosecutor. After his release, Raymond is given a new identity and sent to continue the fight in the North. Unfortunately, he is again arrested. This time he is given the death penalty. While he awaits his sentence in jail, Lucie tries to trick the Gestapo into giving other Resistance members the chance to save Raymond
The Lover by Jean-Jacques Annaud( visu )
6 editions published between 1993 and 2010 in English and French and held by 72 libraries worldwide
"This scorching erotic drama, set in French colonial Vietnam, reveals the intimacies and intricacies of a clandestine romance between a teenage girl from a struggling French family and an older, wealthy Chinese man. The daughter of a bankrupt, manic-depressive widow, the girl finally takes control of her young life through a series of secret and torrid encounters with her rich and regal paramour; but though the lovers transcend differences in age, race and class, they struggle to overcome the strict social mores of colonial Vietnamese society"--Container
P'ŭraench'i t'ŭwisŭt'ŭ = French twist ( visu )
1 edition published in 2003 in French and held by 6 libraries worldwide
Suburban housewife Loli is furious when she discovers her husband has been cheating on her for years. When the van of a tough-talking, tender-hearted lesbian named Marijo breaks down in front of Loli's house, things take an unusual turn
 
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Alternative Names
Langman, Claude
Langmann, Claude
Languages
French (59)
English (23)
Swedish (2)
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