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Renn Productions

Overview
Works: 198 works in 730 publications in 6 languages and 11,874 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  History  Historical films  Biographical films  Comedy films  Melodramas (Motion pictures)  Romance films  War films  Animal films 
Roles: prn, Producer, Publisher
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Publications by Renn Productions
Most widely held works by Renn Productions
The Queen by Stephen Frears( visu )
20 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 2,671 libraries worldwide
The Queen begins with a familiar epigraph "Uneasy lies the head that wears a crown"--Henry IV, Part II. The action of the film takes place during the week following the death, on August 31, 1997 of Diana, Princess of Wales. One of its accomplishments, courtesy of adroit use of newsreel and other contemporary footage, is to remind viewers of the deep sadness that surrounded that event. It is also about the divergent and potentially ruinous ways the monarch and Prime Minister Tony Blair responded to the resulting torrent of national grief
Todo sobre mi madre by Pedro Almodóvar( visu )
52 editions published between 1999 and 2010 in Spanish and English and held by 1,793 libraries worldwide
Manuela is the perfect mother. A hard-working nurse, she's built a comfortable life for herself and her teenage son, until her son is killed in a car accident
Tess by Roman Polanski( visu )
20 editions published between 1995 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 977 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
La reine Margot = Queen Margot by Patrice Chéreau( visu )
29 editions published between 1993 and 2016 in French and Undetermined and held by 715 libraries worldwide
In the midst of France's late 16th century religious wars, Margot is thrown into a political marriage by her ruthlessly power-hungry family. When she finds herself hopelessly drawn into their murderous affairs, she realizes that her only hope of escape lies somewhere between the heroic soldier who loves her and the enemy husband who could save her
Germinal by Claude Berri( visu )
35 editions published between 1993 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 577 libraries worldwide
The story of a miner's strike that destroys one family, yet plants the seeds of change for future generations
Jean de Florette by Claude Berri( visu )
38 editions published between 1981 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 509 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 )
36 editions published between 1986 and 2015 in French and English and held by 492 libraries worldwide
Ten years after the tragic events of Jean de Florette, Manon (Jean's daughter) seeks revenge against those she holds responsible for her father's death
Le vieil homme et l'enfant = The two of us = The old man and the boy by Claude Berri( visu )
7 editions published between 1967 and 2013 in French and Undetermined and held by 418 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
Valmont by Miloš Forman( visu )
8 editions published between 1990 and 2008 in English and held by 388 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
Jean de Florette ; Manon des sources : Jean de Florette 2ème partie ( visu )
1 edition published in 2007 in French and held by 333 libraries worldwide
Jean de Florette: Set amidst the rugged hills of Provence, this epic saga follows the heroic efforts of Jean Cadoret, who inherits a farm from his mother, Florette, and leaves his city job behind, hoping to create a "new Eden" with his wife and daughter. But, unbeknownst to Jean, his greedy neighbor, César Soubeyran, is plotting to steal the land out from under him with a wicked scheme that drives Jean to the brink of madness
The Lover by Jean-Jacques Annaud( visu )
25 editions published between 1991 and 2010 in English and French and held by 319 libraries worldwide
A poor French teenager embarks on a love affair with a wealthy Chinese man in 1929 French colonial Vietnam, defying the boundaries of age, race and class
The Pinochet case by Patricio Guzmán( visu )
6 editions published between 2001 and 2015 in English and held by 276 libraries worldwide
Investigates the legal case against Augusto Pinochet for crimes against humanity
The ogre ( visu )
6 editions published between 1998 and 2007 in English and held by 268 libraries worldwide
"A grotesque fairy tale about Hitler's Germany in which a naïve mechanic comes to symbolize the seductive appeal of the Nazi regime."--Container
French twist = French twist by Josiane Balasko( visu )
20 editions published between 1995 and 2009 in French and held by 244 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
Lucie Aubrac by Claude Berri( visu )
17 editions published between 1997 and 2014 in French and held by 230 libraries worldwide
Based on a true story, this is the dramatic tale of a husband and wife along with their associates in the French Resistance during several months of 1943
Uranus by Claude Berri( visu )
13 editions published between 1990 and 2003 in French and Undetermined and held by 183 libraries worldwide
This gripping tragedy is set in a small French village devastated by World War II. With much of their town destroyed by bombings and fighting, the members of the village are forced to come together to survive, despite mounting tension and violence over the hunt for German collaborators
Viva Pedro : the Almodóvar collection ( visu )
1 edition published in 2007 in Spanish and held by 177 libraries worldwide
Eight of director Pedro Almodóvar's original films
Amen by Costa-Gavras( visu )
13 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 150 libraries worldwide
A Waffen-SS officer employed in the SS Hygiene Institute, is shocked to learn that the process he has developed to eradicate typhus is now being used for killing Jews in extermination camps. When he attempts to notify the Pope about the gassings he is appalled by the lack of response he gets from the Catholic hierarchy, except for one priest
La séparation by Christian Vincent( visu )
8 editions published between 1995 and 2007 in French and Turkish and held by 144 libraries worldwide
Anne tells her husband, Pierre, that she is in love with another man. He seems to accept this as a fact of life and refrains from asking the most burning questions. However, as Anne continues to see the "other man", Pierre becomes more violent and it begins to dawn on them that something intangible has happened which cannot be put right
The Bear by André Lacombe( visu )
4 editions published between 1996 and 2015 in Undetermined and English and held by 126 libraries worldwide
An action-packed outdoor adventure tale about Youk, an orphaned cub, and the wounded giant grizzly who befriends him. Threatened by gunfire, they begin a desperate quest for survival
 
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