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Fortissimo Films

Works: 139 works in 329 publications in 9 languages and 12,319 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Dark comedy films  Romance films  War films  Religious films  Coming-of-age films 
Roles: Producer, prn
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about Fortissimo Films
Most widely held works by Fortissimo Films
What Maisie Knew by Scott McGehee( Visual )

9 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 1,153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tells the story of Maisie, a captivating little girl struggling for grace in the midst of her parents' bitter custody battle. Told through her eyes, Maisie navigates this ever-widening turmoil with a six-year-old's innocence, charm and generosity of spirit
The night listener( Visual )

10 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in English and held by 767 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A late night radio storyteller befriends a boy and his adoptive mother after becoming captivated by their harrowing story
Disgrace by Steve Jacobs( Visual )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 636 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Professor David Lurie is a man whose world is shattered when he is fired for seducing a college student. He finds peace at his estranged daughter's modest farm in South Africa until a horrific incident of terror and violence forces Lurie to confront his beliefs and the disturbing racial complexities of the new South Africa
Tokyo sonata by Kiyoshi Kurosawa( Visual )

11 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in Japanese and No Linguistic content and held by 619 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Story of a contemporary Japanese family torn apart after its patriarch unexpectedly loses his job. Ashamed, he keeps this a secret, but as he grows more despondent, his family resorts to drastic measures to break away from their fractured lives
Jean-Michel Basquiat : the radiant child by Tamra Davis( Visual )

6 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 600 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In his short career, Jean-Michel Basquiat was a phenomenon. He became notorious for his graffiti art under the moniker Samo in the late 1970s on the Lower East Side scene, sold his first painting to Deborah Harry for $200, and became best friends with Andy Warhol. Appreciated by both the art cognoscenti and the public, Basquiat was launched into international stardom. However, soon his cult status began to override the art that had made him famous in the first place
Sunset song by Terence Davies( Visual )

2 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 498 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Follows the life of a Scottish farm girl, Chris, as she searches for her independence against the odds, in an epic rite of passage story set just before the First World War. The war and the struggles Chris endures test her resolve for love and her idyllic country farm life
Japanese story by Sue Brooks( Visual )

3 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 437 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Against the background of an Australian desert landscape, so much space and so few people, Sandy, a geologist, and Hiromitsu, a Japanese businessman, play out a story of human inconsequence in the face of the blistering universe
Unmistaken Child by Nati Baratz( Visual )

7 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and Chinese and held by 435 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Buddhist concept of reincarnation, while both mysterious and enchanting, is hard for most westerners to grasp. UNMISTAKEN CHILD follows the 4-year search for the reincarnation of Lama Konchog, a world-renowned Tibetan master who passed away in 2001 at age 84. The Dalai Lama charges the deceased monk's devoted disciple, Tenzin Zopa (who had been in his service since the age of seven), to search for his master's reincarnation
P.s. by Dylan Kidd( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 421 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Louise is a divorced, thirty-something admissions officer at Columbia University's School of Fine Arts who is unfulfilled in her love life. That is, until a graduate school application crosses her desk and she arranges to interview the young painter. Scott bears the same name and has an uncanny resemblance to Louise's high school boyfriend and one true love, an artist who died in a car accident twenty years earlier. Within hours of the interview, Louise and Scott have embarked on a passionately affair. But is Scott just trying to wheedle his way into the Ivy League?
Borgman by Alex van Warmerdam( Visual )

3 editions published in 2014 in Dutch and held by 323 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A dark suburban fable exploring the nature of evil in unexpected places, follows an enigmatic vagrant who enters the lives of an upper-class family and quickly unravels their carefully curated lifestyle. Charming and mysterious, Camiel Borgman seems almost otherworldly, and it isn't long before he has the wife, children and nanny under his spell in a calculated bid to take over their home life
Dong xie xi du = Ashes of time : redux by Kar-wai Wong( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in Chinese and held by 315 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ouyang Feng is a heartbroken and cynical man who spends his days alone in the desert. He connects expert swordsmen with those seeking revenge and willing to for it. As Ouyang narrates his tale, he interweaves the stories of his unusual clients, old friends and future foes. He begins to realize the mistakes of his own past, and how his fear of rejection may have led him to a life of exile
Sǣng satawat( Visual )

4 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in Thai and held by 314 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set primarily in two hospitals, the film tells two similar stories from two different periods, mirroring their respective eras' mores. At a small-town hospital, Toa is courting charming Dr. Tei. Director Apichatpong Weerasethakul tells the story of his parents who were both doctors, and his memories about growing up in the hospital environment
Mysterious skin by Gregg Araki( Visual )

10 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 313 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two boys, who played on the same Little League team, cross paths ten years later and unearth dark repressed secrets
When the road bends : tales of a gypsy caravan( Visual )

4 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and held by 307 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A chronicle of five gypsy bands from the musical world of the Roma, as they unite for a concert tour across North America and astound every audience they meet
Eid milad Laila = Laila's birthday( Visual )

3 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in Arabic and held by 305 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At eight o'clock, it's Laila's birthday, okay? Palestinian judge turned cab driver Abu's wife reminds her husband. On his young daughter's birthday, Abu faces a nerve-wracking shift in a Ramallah yellow cab, armed only with an ex-jurist's misplaced pride, a father's loyalty, and a sticker reminding passengers that smoking and carrying AK-47's are prohibited
Gui zi lai le = Devils on the doorstep by Wen Jiang( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in Chinese and held by 292 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Banned in China, Jiang Wen's ravishingly photographed anti-war epic is set in 1945 in Japanese-occupied rural China where a peasant is forced to shelter two prisoners: one Japanese who wants to die, and his Chinese interpreter who wants to live
Schneider vs. Bax by Alex van Warmerdam( Visual )

1 edition published in 2016 in Dutch and held by 276 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On his birthday, a hitman reluctantly takes on the easy task of killing a reclusive writer, only to find the job a lot more difficult than expected
Shortbus by John Cameron Mitchell( Visual )

13 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 267 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A therapist specializing in sexual issues admits she's never experienced an orgasm, with her husband or anyone else. Her ensuing search for a solution leads her to an underground salon and sex club known as "Shortbus."
U-Carmen eKhayelitsha by Mark Dornford-May( Visual )

2 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in Xhosa and held by 255 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in the township of Khayelitsha, this is a re-telling of George Bizet's Carmen. In this version, Carmen works rolling cigarettes and enjoys being in her workplace choir. Her chief suitor is Jongikhaya, a policeman who lets her talk him into joining a smuggling operation. But Carmen has eyes for Nomakhaya, who is the son of a murdered anti-apartheid activist
Warriors of the rainbow : Seediq Bale by Desheng Wei( Visual )

4 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in Multiple languages and Austronesian and held by 239 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After Japan invades Taiwan in 1930, the native Seediq people are in danger of losing their culture and way of life. The men are taken from their traditional lives as hunters and forced to perform hard labor at low wages. The women are taken away to be household workers for the Japanese. The Seediq are also forbidden to tattoo their faces, which many believe is necessary to cross the 'Rainbow Bridge' after death. The Seediq men plan to go to war against the Japanese to fight for their freedom
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Tokyo sonata
P.s.Dong xie xi du = Ashes of time : redux
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