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Channel Four Films (Firm)

Overview
Works: 507 works in 937 publications in 7 languages and 29,794 library holdings
Genres: Drama  History  Film adaptations  Historical films  Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Juvenile works  Musical films  Short films  Motion pictures 
Roles: Producer, Distributor, prn, Publisher
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Publications about Channel Four Films (Firm)
Publications by Channel Four Films (Firm)
Most widely held works by Channel Four Films (Firm)
Elizabeth by Shekhar Kapur( visu )
25 editions published between 1998 and 2012 in English and held by 2,827 libraries worldwide
Queen Elizabeth I must learn to weigh her counsel carefully and ignore her private yearnings if she is to keep her crown--and her head. A thriller of intrigue in the court of one of history's greatest monarchs
The red violin by François Girard( visu )
18 editions published between 1998 and 2008 in English and Multiple languages and held by 1,773 libraries worldwide
An appraiser of rare musical instruments traces the history of a blood-red violin and everyone whose lives it touched
Trainspotting by Danny Boyle( visu )
39 editions published between 1996 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 1,554 libraries worldwide
Four friends try to make it in the world on their own terms
Four weddings and a funeral by Richard Curtis( visu )
21 editions published between 1993 and 2011 in English and held by 1,465 libraries worldwide
A British man falls for an American woman, who he meets at the first of a long series of weddings
The madness of King George by Nicholas Hytner( visu )
14 editions published between 1995 and 2002 in English and held by 1,416 libraries worldwide
Based on the life of King George III, this is the story of royal intrigue, sexual indiscretions, backstairs plotting and a battle for power between Parliament and the throne, all occurring while the King is being treated for an unknown mental illness
Dancing at Lughnasa by Pat O'Connor( visu )
4 editions published between 1999 and 2004 in English and held by 787 libraries worldwide
Despite their hardships, five sisters living in rural Ireland in 1936 are able to embrace life and all its complexities, and dance with joy in their hearts
My beautiful laundrette by Stephen Frears( visu )
4 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and held by 741 libraries worldwide
Set in the Pakistani community in south London, the film focuses on Johnny a working-class white, and Omar a Pakistani. Together they operate a beat-up laundrette. Johnny looks upon the laundrette as a life line on which to salvage his self-respect. Omar sees it as just the beginning step on the road to riches
Secrets & lies by Mike Leigh( visu )
20 editions published between 1996 and 2014 in English and held by 699 libraries worldwide
Hortense, an adopted Black woman in London, seeks out her natural birth mother only to discover the woman is white. Equally shocked to learn the daughter she gave up for adoption is Black, Cynthia insists it's a mistake. But she soon realizes it's true. When Cynthia brings her newfound daughter home to meet her family-from-hell, all the secrets and lies, the deceptions and animosities come pouring out
Brassed off! by Mark Herman( visu )
26 editions published between 1996 and 2011 in English and held by 682 libraries worldwide
A retired miner leads the Grimley Colliery Band, the brass band that the town's miners play in after hours. His hope is to lead them to victory in a national brass band competition, even though they are worried by rumors the mine may close. They acquire a new musician when the granddaughter of a former bandsman comes back to town-- assigned to help determine whether to make the mine closing definite. A story about two old friends and ex-lovers whose surprise reunion turns their lives and the lives of everyone else in town hilariously upside down
Endgame ( visu )
2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 668 libraries worldwide
Working for P.W. Botha, Dr. Neil Barnard opens talks with imprisoned Nelson Mandela. But lesser known are the secret talks that take place in a rural English manor house. Both sides may win or lose all, including their own lives. Botha learns of the British talks and, with the inevitable demise of apartheid, he intends to control the endgame by using the tactics of divide and rule. Against all the odds, a precious arena of frail trust between the two warring parties is achieved
The crying game by Neil Jordan( visu )
14 editions published between 1992 and 2012 in English and German and held by 653 libraries worldwide
An unlikely kind of friendship develops between Fergus, an Irish Republican Army volunteer, and Jody, a kidnapped British soldier lured into an IRA trap by another IRA member. When the hostage-taking ends up going horribly wrong, Fergus escapes and heads to London, where he seeks out Jody's lover, a hairdresser named Dil. Fergus changes his name and gets a job as a day laborer. His starts seeing Dil, who knows nothing about Fergus' real background. But there are some things about Dil that Fergus does not know either
Peter & the wolf ( visu )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 631 libraries worldwide
An updated version of Prokofiev's classic tale of a mischievous boy and his animal friends who capture a wolf
The Imposter ( visu )
2 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 623 libraries worldwide
In 1994, a thirteen-year-old boy disappeared without a trace from San Antonio, Texas. Three-and-a-half years later, he is found alive and well thousands of miles away in Spain. He tells a story of kidnap and torture when he returns. While his family is excited to bring him home, all is not quite as it seems. Is the boy really who he claims to be, or is he an imposter giving the family false hope for their child's return?
Maurice by James Ivory( visu )
4 editions published between 1999 and 2004 in English and held by 573 libraries worldwide
E.M. Forrester's story of two Edwardian-era Cambridge graduates that fall in love, but must abide by British society's strict norms regarding homosexuality
Night on earth by Jim Jarmusch( visu )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 562 libraries worldwide
A collection of five stories involving cab drivers in five different cities. Los Angeles - A talent agent for the movies discovers her cab driver would be perfect to cast, but the cabbie is reluctant to give up her solid cab driver's career. New York - An immigrant cab driver is continually lost in a city and culture he doesn't understand. Paris - A blind girl takes a ride with a cab driver from the Ivory Coast and they talk about life and blindness. Rome - A gregarious cabbie picks up an ailing man and virtually talks him to death. Helsinki - an industrial worker gets laid off and he and his compatriots discuss the bleakness and unfairness of love and life and death
Welcome to Sarajevo by Michael Winterbottom( visu )
13 editions published between 1997 and 2011 in English and held by 510 libraries worldwide
Living on the edge amid the constant threat of attack, an offbeat band of TV journalists, lead by hotshot Jimmy Flynn, report from a devastated war-torn country. The action intensifies when one of the journalists crosses the line and risks his life in a bold attempt to smuggle an orphaned girl to safety
The pillow book by Peter Greenaway( visu )
10 editions published between 1997 and 2015 in English and Japanese and held by 508 libraries worldwide
In the setting of Kyoto, Japan in the 1970's, a calligrapher delicately writes a birthday greeting on his daughter's face. When she grows up, she remembers this incident with affection and begins a search for an ideal calligrapher-lover who will use her whole body as his personal paper
Beautiful thing by Hettie MacDonald( visu )
9 editions published between 1996 and 2007 in English and held by 483 libraries worldwide
Set in London's lower class suburbs, this is the story of a teenager who has discovered that he's gay and his love for another teenager who lives next door
Death and the maiden by Roman Polanski( visu )
6 editions published between 1994 and 2012 in English and held by 462 libraries worldwide
Fifteen years ago, Paulina Escobar had her life shattered when she was taken prisoner and tortured by a sadistic doctor. Now, through a chance encounter, she may have found the man responsible for her nightmares and tonight he's going to pay. But how far will she go to get even? And how can she be sure, after so many years, that she has found the right man?
Bent by Sean Mathias( visu )
10 editions published between 1996 and 2003 in English and held by 450 libraries worldwide
Pursued and captured by the Nazis because he is gay, Max is placed in a concentration camp where he meets another gay prisoner and learns a life-altering lesson about human love
 
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