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Azcona, Rafael 1926-2008

Works: 411 works in 1,330 publications in 8 languages and 7,734 library holdings
Genres: Drama  History  Comedy films  Film adaptations  Dark comedy films  Gangster films  Romance films  Fiction  War films  Caper films 
Roles: Author of screenplay, Author, Scenarist, Adapter, Bibliographic antecedent, Author of dialog, Contributor, Conceptor, Producer, Interviewee, Editor
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Butterfly by José Luis Cuerda( Visual )

54 editions published between 1990 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 1,232 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A timid young boy starting school for the first time learns about a world of possibilities when a kind and devoted teacher shows him the wonders of nature. As the school year comes to a close, however, the Spanish Civil War begins sweeping the country, forcing the boy, his family, and his Galician community to choose between the fight for freedom and the threat of persecution
Belle époque by Fernando Trueba( Visual )

60 editions published between 1987 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 908 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 )

46 editions published between 1989 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 565 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 )

6 editions published in 2008 in Italian and Multiple languages and held by 400 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
La niña de tus ojos = Girl of your dreams by Rafael Azcona( Visual )

19 editions published between 1998 and 2011 in Spanish and held by 391 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
The big feast = La grande bouffe by Marco Ferreri( Visual )

48 editions published between 1973 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 301 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

En la obra de arte decadente y depravada de Ferreri, cuatro amigos con tres prostitutas y un maestro de escuela local en una villa de París se dedican a comer hasta morir
El verdugo = Executioner by Luis García Berlanga( Visual )

33 editions published between 1963 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 248 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young man reluctantly accepts the post of executioner, having married the daughter of the present one, to get salary and house, but has to be dragged to carry out the hanging
La Celestina by Fernando de Rojas( Visual )

12 editions published between 1996 and 2015 in Spanish and held by 229 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When beautiful maiden Melibea does not return the love of young knight Calisto, he turns to the sorceress Celestina for help. The maiden and knight are joined, but Calisto's servants begin to feel jealous when he rewards Celestina for her help. Feeling that they also played a part in his winning over Melibea, the servants begin to plot revenge
La vaquilla by Luis García Berlanga( Visual )

26 editions published between 1985 and 2015 in Spanish and No Linguistic content and held by 211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Set in 1938 during the Spanish Civil War when a group of Republican soldiers sneak into a village in enemy territory to steal a bull with plans of butchering it to feed themselves. ... The group of five would-be thieves dress themselves in uniforms of the Nationalist troops in an attempt to dissimulate their true identity. But instead of a neat getaway with a bull in tow, they are caught up in the "correo" or running of the bull, they get involved in a religious procession, and in the end, watch as the bull breaks out of a flimsy ring in a bullfight and heads for the hills."--Eleanor Mannikka, All Movie Guide
The Garden of delights by Carlos Saura( Visual )

23 editions published between 1969 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 190 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A rich old man suffers from amnesia caused by an auto accident. His family recreates scenes from the past in an effort to jog his memory -- of the number of his Swiss bank account
Son de mar by Lolafilms( Visual )

12 editions published between 2000 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 141 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 )

15 editions published between 1992 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 129 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 )

16 editions published between 1967 and 2015 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 )

10 editions published between 1957 and 2005 in Spanish and held by 115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bye bye monkey by Marco Ferreri( Visual )

7 editions published between 1978 and 2009 in German and English and held by 102 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
Plácido by Luis García Berlanga( Visual )

27 editions published between 1961 and 2014 in Spanish and Multiple languages and held by 101 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
Los europeos by Rafael Azcona( Book )

10 editions published between 1960 and 2006 in Spanish and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Los girasoles ciegos = The blind sunflowers by Alberto Méndez Borra( Visual )

11 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in Spanish and No Linguistic content and held by 71 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
La lengua de las mariposas by Rafael Azcona( Book )

19 editions published between 1998 and 2012 in Spanish and Chinese and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Invierno de 1936. Moncho, un niño de 8 años con problemas de asma se incorpora por primera vez a la
Los girasoles ciegos by Alberto Méndez Borra( Book )

9 editions published in 2008 in Spanish and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Now a major film, 'Blind Sunflowers' contains four connected stories, narrated in the same spirit but with the individual styles of the different voices, which deal with the consequences of the Spanish Civil War
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Audience level: 0.41 (from 0.29 for Butterfly ... to 0.94 for La tauroma ...)

WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Belle époque
Alternative Names
Azcona Fernández, Rafael 1926-2008

Azcona, Rafael

Azcono, Raphael 1926-2008

Fernández, Rafael Azcona 1926-2008

Rafael Azcona sceneggiatore spagnolo

Rafael Azcona Screenwriter

Rafael Azcona Spaans acteur (1926-2008)

Rafael Azcona spanischer Drehbuchautor

Rafael Azcona spansk manusforfattar og skodespelar

Rafael Azcona spansk manusförfattare och skådespelare

Rafael Azcona spansk manusforfatter og skuespiller

Rafael Azcona spansk manuskriptforfatter og skuespiller

Аскона, Рафаэль

Аскона, Рафаэль испанский сценарист

رافائل آسکونا بازیگر و فیلمنامه‌نویس اسپانیایی


Ay, Carmela!MafiosoLa niña de tus ojos = Girl of your dreamsThe big feast = La grande bouffeTouche pas a la femme blanche = Don't touch the white womanEl pisito : novela de amor e inquilinatoBye bye monkeyLa lengua de las mariposas