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Renn Productions

Overview
Works: 227 works in 628 publications in 3 languages and 10,595 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  History  Trials, litigation, etc  Comedy films  Historical films  Personal narratives‡vFrench  Interviews  War films  Biographical films 
Roles: Producer, Publisher
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Publications about Renn Productions
Publications by Renn Productions
Most widely held works by Renn Productions
The Queen by Stephen Frears( visu )
11 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and held by 2,511 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 All about my mother by Pedro Almodóvar( visu )
32 editions published between 1999 and 2009 in Spanish and French and held by 1,623 libraries worldwide
Manuela is the perfect mother. A hard-working nurse, she's built a comfortable life for herself and her teenage son. But when tragedy strikes and her son is killed in a car accident, her world crumbles
Jean de Florette by Claude Berri( visu )
35 editions published between 1986 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 723 libraries worldwide
Based on the classic novel by Marcel Pagnol, Jean de Florette and Manon des sources stand as masterpieces of modern French cinema, timeless tales of passion, greed and revenge abounding with beautiful imagery and brilliant performances from the greatest French actors of their generation
Tess by Roman Polanski( visu )
7 editions published between 1995 and 2014 in English and French and held by 579 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
Germinal by Claude Berri( visu )
25 editions published between 1993 and 2013 in French and Undetermined and held by 572 libraries worldwide
The story of a miner's strike that destroys one family, yet plants the seeds of change for future generations
La reine Margot by Patrice Chéreau( visu )
21 editions published between 1993 and 2009 in French and Undetermined and held by 570 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
Manon des sources Jean de Florette 2ème partie by Claude Berri( visu )
26 editions published between 1986 and 2012 in French and English and held by 424 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 ( visu )
2 editions published in 2007 in French and held by 415 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 )
6 editions published between 1990 and 2008 in English and held by 359 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
The Lover ( visu )
15 editions published between 1991 and 2006 in English and French and held by 347 libraries worldwide
A poor French teenager embarks on a torrid love affair with a wealthy Chinese man in 1929 French colonial Vietnam, defying the boundaries of age, race and class. This is the unrated, international version, running 12 minutes longer the the U.S. release
The ogre ( visu )
6 editions published between 1998 and 2007 in English and held by 281 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
The Pinochet case ( visu )
5 editions published between 2001 and 2008 in English and held by 252 libraries worldwide
Investigates the legal case against Augusto Pinochet for crimes against humanity
Lucie Aubrac by Claude Berri( visu )
12 editions published between 1997 and 2005 in French and held by 237 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
Uranus by Claude Berri( visu )
13 editions published between 1990 and 2003 in French and Undetermined and held by 221 libraries worldwide
Set in a small village in post-World War II France. An informer seeking revenge on a tavern owner claims a Nazi collaborator is hiding in the tavern. This throws the village into an uproar
Viva Pedro the Almodóvar collection by Pedro Almodóvar( visu )
1 edition published in 2007 in Spanish and held by 169 libraries worldwide
Eight of director Pedro Almodóvar's original films
La séparation by Christian Vincent( visu )
6 editions published between 1995 and 1999 in French and held by 155 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
French twist ( visu )
6 editions published between 1995 and 2003 in French and held by 125 libraries worldwide
An angry housewife takes revenge on her philandering husband, with the help of a tender-hearted woman friend
La Petite voleuse The little thief ( visu )
1 edition published in 1989 in French and held by 118 libraries worldwide
The story of Janine Castang a pretty young girl in the 1950's who thinks that stealing is the only way to make her way to adulthood
French twist French twist ( visu )
1 edition published in 2003 in French and held by 106 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
Hurlevent by Jacques Rivette( visu )
3 editions published between 1985 and 2008 in French and English and held by 70 libraries worldwide
The story of Emily Brontë's doomed young lovers from Wuthering heights, updated to the French countryside of the 1930's
 
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French (146)
English (51)
Spanish (32)
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