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Azcona, Rafael 1926-2008

Overview
Works: 338 works in 1,075 publications in 8 languages and 6,807 library holdings
Genres: Drama  History  Film adaptations  Fantasy films  Fiction  Bildungsromans  Interviews  Film and video adaptations  Motion pictures  Dark comedy films 
Roles: Author of screenplay, Scenarist, Bibliographic antecedent, Adapter, Collaborator, Author of dialog, Conceptor, Editor, Producer
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Butterfly ( Visual )
9 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in Spanish and French and held by 957 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A shy young boy is brought out of his cocoon by a wise teacher who shows him the wonder of the natural world around him, amidst the growing tensions and chaos of the Spanish Civil War in Galicia
Belle époque by Fernando Trueba ( Visual )
44 editions published between 1987 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 879 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In 1931, Fernando, a handsome, young Spanish Civil War deserter who befriends a free-thinking artist, finds himself in a romantic dilemma when the artist's four beautiful daughters return to their country home. Which woman should he love?
Ay, Carmela! by Carlos Saura ( Visual )
37 editions published between 1990 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 574 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Aragón, Spain, 1938. Carmela and her two companions quit their posts as entertainers for the Republican troops in search for a better fortune. By mistake, they cross over to the Nationalist zone, get arrested and are given the chance to perform for their freedom
Mafioso by Alberto Lattuada ( Visual )
9 editions published between 1963 and 2013 in Italian and Multiple languages and held by 397 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Nino is an auto-factory foreman who takes his proper, modern wife and two blonde daughters from industrial Milan to the antiquated, rural Sicily to visit his family and get back in touch with his roots. Nino gets more than he bargained for when he discovers some harsh truths about his ancestors and himself
The big feast La grande bouffe by Marco Ferreri ( Visual )
35 editions published between 1973 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 280 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Four world-weary middle-aged men decide to gorge themselves to death in one final orgiastic weekend full of gourmet food, call girls, and a hefty, lusty schoolteacher
La niña de tus ojos Girl of your dreams ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2004 in Spanish and held by 247 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In Civil War torn Spain, Germany invites a group of filmmakers to shoot two versions of the Andalusian musical drama "The girl of your dreams" in Berlin. Happy to leave the war behind them, the troupe of Spaniards starts filming in Hitler's Berlin. The hospitality upon their arrival has more to do with the youthful charms of Macarena Granada. What's more, the only Andalusion-looking extras in Germany are the gypsies and Jewish prisoners in a nearby concentration camp. When Macarena befriends one of the prisoners, the troupe must decide if the movie is more important than their lives
La Celestina by Gerardo Vera ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1996 and 2005 in Spanish and held by 214 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Calisto is a young knight who has fallen madly in love with a beautiful maiden. Failing in his endeavors to win her over, Calisto is prompted by his unscrupulous servant to seek the help of the witch Celestina
The Garden of delights ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1970 and 1999 in Spanish and English and held by 184 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A ruthless tycoon suffers amnesia, paralysis, and loses his ability to communicate after an auto accident. His greedy family tries to shock his memory back in order to get his signature and his Swiss bank account. Meanwhile, he tries to capture his own identity and plots his twisted revenge
La lengua de las mariposas by José Luis Cuerda ( Visual )
27 editions published between 1990 and 2003 in 3 languages and held by 167 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A shy young boy is brought out of his cocoon by a wise teacher who shows him the wonder of the natural world around him, amidst the growing tensions and chaos of the Spanish Civil War in Galicia
La niña de tus ojos by Fernando Trueba ( Visual )
15 editions published between 1998 and 2004 in Spanish and French and held by 151 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In Civil War torn Spain, Germany invites a group of filmmakers to shoot two versions of the Andalusian musical drama "The girl of your dreams" in Berlin. Happy to leave the war behind them, the troupe of Spaniards starts filming in Hitler's Berlin. The hospitality upon their arrival has more to do with the youthful charms of Macarena Granada. What's more, the only Andalusion-looking extras in Germany are the gypsies and Jewish prisoners in a nearby concentration camp. When Macarena befriends one of the prisoners, the troupe must decide if the movie is more important than their lives
Son de mar ( Visual )
9 editions published between 2000 and 2004 in Spanish and French and held by 145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In a small village in the Mediterranean, Martina falls in love with Ulises, the new high school teacher. They marry and begin a happy life until Ulises disappears during a fishing trip. Martina remarries and Ulises suddenly returns
Touche pas a la femme blanche Don't touch the white woman by Marco Ferreri ( Visual )
16 editions published between 1974 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Marco Ferreri transplants the Battle of Little Big Horn to the site of a demolished Parisian mall and presents his take on the classic American Western, sympathizing with the Indians instead of the cowboys. DVD extra includes: Excerpt from the documentary 'Marco Ferreri: The Director Who Came From the Future
Peppermint frappé by Carlos Saura ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1998 and 2009 in Spanish and held by 118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The story of a doctor who discovers that his ideal wife is married to his best friend, so he attempts to mold his assistant into her likeness
El pisito : novela de amor e inquilinato by Rafael Azcona ( Book )
12 editions published between 1957 and 2005 in Spanish and held by 117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Bye bye monkey ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In the heart of New York City, Luigi and Lafayette, two foreign eccentrics, begin decaying in a surreal, rat-infested world. While walking along the Hudson River, Luigi discovers the corpse of King Kong. He also finds Kong's orphaned son, a newborn chimpanzee and brings him to his friend Lafayette, who decides to raise the infant as his own
La vaquilla by Luis García Berlanga ( Visual )
21 editions published between 1985 and 2008 in Spanish and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
During the Spanish Civil War, a group of republican soldiers plans a raid on a village fiesta
Plácido by Luis García Berlanga ( Visual )
19 editions published between 1961 and 2007 in Spanish and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"In a small Spanish town, a group of old ladies decide to celebrate Christmas Eve with a "Sit a poor man at your table" dinner: each wealthy household of the town will have a homeless person dining with them that night. The celebration also includes a parade, and in it we find Plácido, the humble owner of a three-wheeler, whose family is forced to live in a public lavatory because of the lack of money to pay the rent, and who has to pay the second bill of his vehicle before midnight or else he will lose it"--IMDb
El verdugo by Luis García Berlanga ( Visual )
23 editions published between 1963 and 2010 in Spanish and No Linguistic content and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Amado is a professional executioner about to retire. José Luis, soon to marry his daughter, Carmen, must inherit his father-in-law's unpopular profession in order to keep the house where they are going to live. All goes well until the day the son-in-law faces his first execution. Amadeo assures José Luis that the condemned man will be pardoned at the last minute, so José and his family take a vacation in Mallorca. But the pardon doesn't come
Los europeos by Rafael Azcona ( Book )
11 editions published between 1960 and 2006 in Spanish and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Los girasoles ciegos The blind sunflowers by José Luis Cuerda ( Visual )
7 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in Spanish and No Linguistic content and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In Ourense Spain, trainee priest Salvador returns from the war in 1940, with some of his beliefs in tatters. He returns to the seminary, working as a teacher. One of his pupils is Lorenzo, whose father Ricardo, a fervent Republican, has gone into hiding in the family home aided by his wife Elena. Believing Elena to be a widow, Salvador clumsily begins to woo her, while puzzling over the contradictory remarks Lorenzo constantly makes. Lorenzo's older sister Elenita is pregnant, and she and her republican boyfriend Lalo attempt to run away and find freedom in Portugal. Salvador brings his suspicions to the attention of the rector, as Lorenzo, unable to lie successfully, is stripped of his innocence--and his father--by a war that he does not understand
 
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Alternative Names
Azcona Fernández, Rafael, 1926-2008
Azcona, Rafael
Azcono, Raphael, 1926-2008
Fernández, Rafael Azcona 1926-2008
Languages
Spanish (254)
French (44)
Italian (16)
German (12)
English (5)
Japanese (1)
Multiple languages (1)
Galician (1)
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