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Becker, Jean 1933-

Works: 164 works in 445 publications in 7 languages and 1,615 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Catalogs  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Fiction 
Roles: Director, Author of screenplay, Author, Producer, Scenarist, Author of dialog, Adapter, Film editor, Performer, Other, Interviewee, Bibliographic antecedent, dir
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
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Publications about Jean Becker
Publications by Jean Becker
Most widely held works by Jean Becker
La tête en friche by Jean Becker( visu )
17 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 504 libraries worldwide
Germain, a nearly illiterate fifty-something man who is considered the idiot of his small French town, meets elderly Margueritte, who is articulate and highly intelligent, and, through their afternoon visits and friendship, Germain begins to realize he is smarter than he thought
L'été meurtrier by Jean Becker( visu )
32 editions published between 1982 and 2010 in French and held by 187 libraries worldwide
Eliane, a beautiful young woman, settles into a small town in France with her introverted mother and physically handicapped father. Traumatized by the knowledge that her mother was raped before she was born, Eliane thinks she is on a trail of vengeance when she is courted by a young garage mechanic whose father has the only clue to the identity of her mother's aggressors. But as the story unfolds, the tale becomes increasingly complex and leads inexorably to a stunning conclusion
Dialogue avec mon jardinier by Jean Becker( visu )
17 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in French and Undetermined and held by 121 libraries worldwide
Op het Zuid-Franse platteland voeren een kunstenaar en zijn tuinman gesprekken over hun bezigheden
My afternoons with Margueritte ( visu )
6 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in French and English and held by 121 libraries worldwide
An illiterate and lonely man bonds with an older and well-read woman
Effroyables jardins by Jean Becker( visu )
27 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in French and Undetermined and held by 72 libraries worldwide
"For 15-year-old Lucien (Damien Jouillerot), there's nothing more embarrassing than his father Jacques' (Jacques Villeret) circus routine. Dressing up in funny feet, white makeup, and a bright red nose to entertain the village, he's a hit with everyone except his own son. But, as Jacques' best friend André (Andé Dussollier) explains, there's a history to his act that goes beyond simple clowning and to his experiences in the Second World War"--
Les enfants du marais by Jean Becker( visu )
37 editions published between 1998 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 66 libraries worldwide
"Set in 1932, in a hamlet in the Marais, a quiet region of the River Loire, LES ENFANTS glows with a wonderful bouquet of eccentric friends who all look and behave as though they've never been out of sight of home, or ever wanted to be: Andre Dussollier as a dandy with a wind-up gramophone and a stack of jazz records; Michel Serrault as the self-made man of property; Jacques Villeret, lately seen in Le Diner de cons; and Jacques Gamblin as a contented couple of tradesmen; Isabelle Carre, as a local girl who is Gamblin's unpossessable beloved. Becker fills his frames with lovely landscapes, nice folk, charm, whimsy, gentle humor. The seasons change, but time stands still, since the characters don't know what we do: that Hitler is less than a decade away and the Occupation will turn this little paradise into history. A magical tale of friendship, mortality and the inevitability of fate."--Alexander Walker, BBC Online
L'été meurtrier One deadly summer ( visu )
3 editions published between 1987 and 2004 in French and held by 54 libraries worldwide
The central figure is beautiful, provocative, and unpredictable. She goes to any extent to achieve her objectives, even to the point of death or madness
Elisa by Jean Becker( visu )
39 editions published between 1994 and 2011 in 6 languages and held by 46 libraries worldwide
After the suicide of her mother, Elisa, young Marie was committed to an orphanage. Together with her best friends Solange and Ahmed, she now lives by robbery and blackmail. When she happens to uncover her origins and a dreadful secret about her father, she sets about unravelling her past
Conversations with my gardener ( visu )
4 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in French and English and held by 40 libraries worldwide
A middle aged Parisian artist returns to his old family home in provincial France after his parents' death. He advertises for a gardener to maintain the sprawling land and to recreate his mother's vegetable garden, and finds the first applicant is an old school friend he hasn't seen since childhood
Un crime au paradis by Jean Becker( visu )
18 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in French and Undetermined and held by 32 libraries worldwide
Jojo Braconnier et sa femme Lulu ne peuvent plus se supporter. Un jour, Jojo regarde à la télévision un reportage sur un avocat brillant, Maître Jacquard, qui en est à son vingt-cinquième acquittement. Jojo et très impressionné et, n'en pouvant vraiment plus de sa vie conjugale, va le trouver. Il lui annonce qu'il a tué sa femme, et par un jeu de questions très adroites se fait expliquer la facon dont il aurait du operer. De retour chez lui, il suit à la lettre les explications de l'avocat et par lui-même, Jojo Braconnier s'en tire avec un peine minimum
Deux jours à tuer by Jean Becker( visu )
10 editions published between 2001 and 2008 in French and Multiple languages and held by 31 libraries worldwide
La jaquette indique : "Antoine, la quarantaine, a tout pour être heureux : une belle épouse, deux enfants adorables, des amis sur lesquels il peut compter, une jolie demeure et de l'argent. Mais un jour, il décide de tout saboter en un week-end. Que s'est-il passé chez cet homme pour qu'il change si étrangement de comportement ?"
Welcome aboard = Bienvenue parmi nous ( visu )
3 editions published in 2012 in French and English and held by 26 libraries worldwide
Taillandier is a well-known painter in his sixties, but despite his success he finds himsELf overwhelmed by depression and decides to give up on his art. With no direction or destination in mind, he leaves his home without giving an explanation to even those closest to him. During his travels he has an unlikely encounter with Marylou, a young girl rejected by her own mother and also seeking out her path in life
Becker par Becker by Jean Becker( Book )
3 editions published in 2004 in French and held by 19 libraries worldwide
Jean Becker, fils du cinéaste Jacques Becker (1906-1960) évoque les films de son père, les siens, ses souvenirs familiaux, etc
Un nommé La Rocca by Jean Becker( visu )
15 editions published between 1961 and 2007 in French and Undetermined and held by 17 libraries worldwide
De retour à Marseille, Roberto La Rocca retrouve son amie Maude, prostituée, sous la coupe du caïd Villanova. Elle lui apprend que son ami Xavier Adé a été arrêté pour meurtre
Bienvenue parmi nous by Jean Becker( visu )
8 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in French and Undetermined and held by 16 libraries worldwide
Taillander, a legendary painter, suddenly stops the work for which he is known. No longer painting, he becomes depressed and leaves home without an explanation to his loved ones. During his self-imposed departure, he meets a young woman recently thrown out by her mother. The two start up a friendship which takes them on a journey from living together as father and daughter to starting a new life together
Deux jours a tuer Love me no more ( visu )
3 editions published in 2008 in French and English and held by 11 libraries worldwide
Antoine, 42, has everything a man needs to be happy: a beautiful wife, two children, a successful career and friends he can count on. But one weekend he sabotages everything and heads to Ireland to see his father
A crime in Paradise un crime au Paradis ( visu )
1 edition published in 2004 in French and held by 11 libraries worldwide
Comedy based on the 1951 hit La Poison. Jojo's community come to his support when he stands trial for the murder of his chronically bad-tempered and spiteful wife LuLu, who has earned the frightened enmity of nearly everyone in town
Elisa : roman by Denis Fernandez Récatala( Book )
6 editions published between 1995 and 1999 in 3 languages and held by 11 libraries worldwide
French screen icons Jean-Paul Belmondo ( visu )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 11 libraries worldwide
Weekend at Dunkirk: In June 1940, the beaches of Dunkirk are being mercilessly shelled by the Germans and thousands of French and English soldiers are waiting to be evacuated. When Julien abandons his friends to try and embark with the English aboard a freighter, he meets the beautiful Jeanne who is being tormented by soldiers
Das Labyrinth der Wörter ( visu )
2 editions published in 2011 in German and held by 10 libraries worldwide
Der tollpatschige Germain hat es in seinem französichen Provinzstädtchen nicht leicht: Die Mutter tyrannisiert ihn und in der einzigen Bar tritt er von einem Fettnäpfchen in das nächste. Doch eines Tages lernt er die pensionierte Margueritte kenn, die ihn die Liebe zur Literatur lehrt. Die Lektüre bereitet Germain anfangs erhebliches Kopfzerbrechen, bald jedoch verändert diese seine Sicht auf die Welt. Aber Margueritte beginnt, ihr Augenlicht zu verlieren. (Quelle: Umschlagtext)
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