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Renn Productions

Overview
Works: 194 works in 698 publications in 6 languages and 11,493 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  History  Biographical films  Historical films  Comedy films  Melodramas (Motion pictures)  War films  Romance films  Trials, litigation, etc 
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 )
18 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in English and French and held by 2,647 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 )
49 editions published between 1999 and 2010 in Spanish and English and held by 1,749 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
Tess by Roman Polanski( visu )
16 editions published between 1995 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 955 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
Jean de Florette by Claude Berri( visu )
45 editions published between 1981 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 869 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
Jean de Florette Manon of the spring = Manon des sources by Marcel Pagnol( visu )
39 editions published between 1986 and 2015 in French and English and held by 638 libraries worldwide
Ten years after the tragic events concerning Jean de Florette, his daughter Manon seeks revenge against those greedy farmers that she holds responsible for her father's madness and death
La reine Margot = Queen Margot by Patrice Chéreau( visu )
26 editions published between 1993 and 2009 in French and Undetermined and held by 602 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 Yves Allégret( visu )
33 editions published between 1993 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 575 libraries worldwide
The story of a miner's strike that destroys one family, yet plants the seeds of change for future generations
Le vieil homme et l'enfant The two of us = The old man and the boy by Claude Berri( visu )
5 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 )
7 editions published between 1990 and 2008 in English and held by 387 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 by Harold Pinter( visu )
21 editions published between 1991 and 2010 in English and French and held by 318 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 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
The Pinochet case by Patricio Guzmán( visu )
6 editions published between 2001 and 2015 in English and held by 267 libraries worldwide
Explores how a small group of people in Madrid laid the groundwork for the incredible feat of catching a dictator 25 years after his rise to power. Crucial to the legal case against Pinochet were the testimonies of victims of the crimes of the his regime. Hundreds of Chileans, relatives of the "disappeared," ex-prisoners who suffered torture and interrogation in secret prisons, traveled to Madrid to testify. The film movingly incorporates their stories and also follows the workings of the British legal system that ensued
Lucie Aubrac by Claude Berri( visu )
16 editions published between 1997 and 2014 in French and held by 231 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 190 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 174 libraries worldwide
Eight of director Pedro Almodóvar's original films
La séparation by Christian Vincent( visu )
8 editions published between 1995 and 2007 in French and Turkish and held by 148 libraries worldwide
Un soir au cinéma, alors que sa femme Anne refuse de lui prendre la main, Pierre sent que quelque chose vient de rompre dans l'équilibre de son couple. Leurs rapports s'enveniment de jour en jour, surtout depuis que la jeune femme a avoué aimer un autre homme. Pierre tente bien de la comprendre, mais la blessure est profonde et la douleur qu'elle engendre prend souvent le pas sur les tentatives de réconciliation
French twist by Josiane Balasko( visu )
19 editions published between 1995 and 2009 in French and held by 135 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
French twist = French twist ( visu )
1 edition published in 2003 in French and held by 113 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
La Petite voleuse = The little thief by Claude Miller( visu )
3 editions published between 1989 and 2006 in French and held by 106 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
Hurlevent by Jacques Rivette( visu )
4 editions published between 1985 and 2008 in French and English and held by 80 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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