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Facets Video (Firm)

Overview
Works: 1,026 works in 1,470 publications in 10 languages and 52,979 library holdings
Genres: Drama  History  Film adaptations  Biography  Television adaptations  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Interviews  Biographical films  Fiction  Case studies 
Roles: Distributor, Publisher
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Publications about Facets Video (Firm)
Publications by Facets Video (Firm)
Most widely held works about Facets Video (Firm)
 
Most widely held works by Facets Video (Firm)
Dekalog The Decalogue by Krzysztof Kieślowski( visu )
6 editions published between 1999 and 2003 in Polish and English and held by 805 libraries worldwide
Presents 10 short films, inspired by the Ten Commandments. Each story corresponds to a commandment and centers on different residents of the same modern Warsaw apartment complex. The themes are the universal ones of love, marriage, infidelity, parenthood, guilt, faith and compassion and focus on the complexities of human relationships
Camila by Maria Luisa Bemberg( visu )
5 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in Spanish and held by 524 libraries worldwide
Set against a repressive political regime in 19th century Argentina, a young woman has an affair with a Jesuit priest
Heimat a chronicle of Germany ( visu )
5 editions published between 1984 and 2005 in German and English and held by 432 libraries worldwide
A fictional chronicle of life in Germany, from 1919 to 1982, as reflected in the fluctuating fortunes of the members of one family, initially peasant-farmers, in the fictitious village of Schabbach in the Rhineland. An extraordinary succession of mostly ordinary events and characters--history seen from ground level--vividly acted by a huge cast of both professional and nonprofessional actors
H.H. Holmes America's first serial killer ( visu )
2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 405 libraries worldwide
The story behind America's first serial killer who terrorized Chicago during the turn-of-the-century World's Fair. Chronicles his grisly life from childhood, to the cross-country man hunt to find him, and finally to his incarceration and execution
Tango, baile nuestro Tango, our dance ( visu )
8 editions published between 1987 and 2006 in Spanish and held by 399 libraries worldwide
The sensuality and stylized rituals adored by the inhabitants of Buenos Aires are captured in the complex art form of the tango. Jorge Zanada, the director, spent years researching the unique role of the tango in the national landscape, exploring the machismo and passion that feed the dance
Medea ( visu )
3 editions published in 2003 in Danish and held by 367 libraries worldwide
Medea seeks vengeance against Jason after he betrays her in a search for the golden fleece
Cristo si è fermato a Eboli Christ stopped at Eboli by Francesco Rosi( visu )
4 editions published in 2003 in Italian and held by 332 libraries worldwide
Levi, an intellectual exiled by the Fascist government during World War II to a mountain village in southern Italy, discovers the resilience and dignity of people who live close to the land
Architectures 2 by Frédéric Compain( visu )
2 editions published in 2003 in German and English and held by 324 libraries worldwide
"Una serie dedicada a las creaciones arquitectónicas más ambiciosos del siglo 19 y 20, consistentes en material de archivo notable, modelos a escala, y entrevistas con algunos de los más grandes arquitectos de nuestro tiempo"--Estuche
Méliès le cinémagicien by Georges Méliès( visu )
2 editions published in 2001 in French and English and held by 312 libraries worldwide
Includes 15 of Melies' short films
La planète sauvage Fantastic planet ( visu )
2 editions published in 2007 in French and held by 306 libraries worldwide
On a distant planet, tiny humanoid creatures called Oms live in fear of the Draags. Draags are blue-skinned, red-eyed creatures standing over 40 feet tall. When a Draag child casually kills a human mother with a flick of her finger, she makes amends by adopting the dead woman's child as a pet. However, the new pet quickly figures out the secret of Draag brainpower and escapes to share his knowledge with a band of humans. Together, the humans make plans to bring down the reign of the Draags
La casa de Bernarda Alba by Mario Camus( visu )
1 edition published in 2005 in Spanish and held by 300 libraries worldwide
After her husband's death, Bernarda Alba forces her five daughters into eight years of strict mourning. The appearance of Pepe El Romano, a man who wishes to marry the eldest daughter, Angustias, unleashes a series of events which culminate in a tragic denouement
Chahār shanbah sūrī Fireworks Wednesday ( visu )
2 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in Persian and held by 297 libraries worldwide
All of Tehran is preparing to celebrate the traditional New Year with the festival of fire, which falls on the last Tuesday night before the official New Year begins. A young woman named Rouhi is employed by a young couple to clean their house. Sweet and naive, Rouhi is engaged to be married, but her innocence is shattered when she finds her employers' household in crisis over accusations of infidelity
Tre fratelli Three brothers ( visu )
3 editions published in 2001 in Italian and held by 293 libraries worldwide
A story about the lives and dreams of three brothers reunited in their small home town on the occasion of the funeral of their mother. "Here, in the sunlight of the Italian countryside, they face their connection to each other and to themselves, in a film that is at once beautiful, full of humanity, and emotionally shattering."
Katok i skripka The steamroller and the violin ( visu )
3 editions published in 2002 in Russian and held by 285 libraries worldwide
At the center of the film is the unlikely friendship between Sasha, a young boy who loves to play the violin, and Sergey, the macho driver of a steamroller. The film sidesteps sentimentality to give us a warm yet ironic look at two individuals who bridge differences in generations to form a powerful bond
Aventurera ( visu )
3 editions published in 2004 in Spanish and English and held by 285 libraries worldwide
Left alone after her mother runs off with another man and her father shoots himself, Elena attempts to make a new life for herself in Juarez but is drugged, seduced, and forced to work as a dancer and call girl in a nightclub. She soon rises to stardom as a dancer, but still plots revenge and escape
La vie de Bouddha by Martin Meissonnier( visu )
4 editions published in 2004 in French and English and held by 285 libraries worldwide
Chronicles the story of Prince Siddhartha and his spiritual transformation into the Buddha
Gamlet ( visu )
2 editions published between 1964 and 2006 in Russian and held by 283 libraries worldwide
Hamlet, a prince of medieval-era Denmark, senses treachery behind his royal father's death
Dekalog The Decalogue by Krzyzstof Kieslowski( visu )
7 editions published between 1999 and 2003 in Polish and held by 282 libraries worldwide
Presents 10 short films, inspired by the Ten Commandments. Each story corresponds to a commandment and centers on different residents of the same modern Warsaw apartment complex. The themes are the universal ones of love, marriage, infidelity, parenthood, guilt, faith and compassion and focus on the complexities of human relationships
Werckmeister harmóniák Werckmeister harmonies ( visu )
2 editions published in 2006 in Hungarian and held by 281 libraries worldwide
In a frostbitten, fogbound provincial town lives a young postman, Janos Valushka. One day a traveling circus comes to town, displaying the stuffed body of the largest whale in the world in a corrugated metal trailer. Their arrival in the midst of a terminal frost prompts bizarre rumors which quickly run rife, alluding to a shadowy figure, dubbed the Prince, who supposedly accompanies the circus. Within a short time, the gathering tensions ignite, and an apocalyptic unrest is unleashed, the madness sweeping across the frigid, foggy community, and forever changing Janos' life. Bela Tarr, a Hungarian director more talked about than viewed, twists reality into impressionism in this adaptation from Hungarian writer László Krasznahorkai's novel, while regarding the characters with great intensity through long, uninterrupted takes
Brook by Brook, an intimate portrait by Peter Brook( visu )
3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 281 libraries worldwide
Brook by Brook: A revealing film about Peter Brook made by his son, Simon, offering a privileged view into Brook's family, theater, and films in a collective father-son journey that is personal and moving
 
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Alternative Names
فتس ود (فرم)
Languages
Spanish (16)
English (14)
Polish (12)
Italian (7)
German (5)
French (5)
Russian (5)
Danish (3)
Hungarian (2)
Persian (2)
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