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Televisión Española

Works: 1,845 works in 3,033 publications in 5 languages and 43,273 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  History  Detective and mystery films  Biography  Biographical films  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Historical films  Comedy films  Thrillers (Motion pictures) 
Roles: Originator, Producer, Production personnel, Distributor
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
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Most widely held works about Televisión Española
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Most widely held works by Televisión Española
Volver by Pedro Almodóvar( Visual )

11 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in Spanish and English and held by 1,974 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The central focus in Volver is a family of women: mother and grandmother Irene, her daughters Raimunda and Sole, and Raimunda's 14-year-old daughter Paula. Irene is dead: She died with the girls' father in a fire many years ago in their birth village in La Mancha. Raimunda lives in Madrid with Paula and her shiftless husband, who is malevolent, irrelevant, or absent. Separated Sole runs an unlicensed beauty parlor in her apartment. Their old aunt, Paula, still lives in the village and speaks about her sister Irene as if she were still alive. When the aunt dies, some things change, many things return, and Raimunda's troubles become extremely complicated. She bustles through them with passionate determination, a hard-working woman pulled in fifty directions, making a life for her family, reveling in every emotion but self-pity
Mar adentro = [The sea inside] by Alejandro Amenábar( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in Spanish and held by 1,693 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on a true story, Spaniard Ramon Sampedro fights a 30-year campaign to win the right to end his life. The film explores Ramón's relationships with two women: Julia, a lawyer who supports his cause, and Rosa, a local woman who wants to convince him that life is worth living. Through the gift of his love, these two women are inspired to accomplish things they never previously thought possible. Despite his wish to die, Ramón taught everyone he encountered the meaning, value and preciousness of life
El secreto de sus ojos by Juan José Campanella( Visual )

3 editions published in 2010 in Spanish and held by 1,271 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recently retired criminal court investigator Benjamín decides to write a novel based on a twenty-five-year-old unresolved rape and murder case which still haunts him. Sharing his plans with Irene, the beautiful judge and his former colleague, Benjamín's initial involvement with the case is shown through flashbacks as he sets out to identify the murderer. But Benjamín's search for the truth will put him at the center of a judicial nightmare, as the mystery of the heinous crime continues to unfold in the present, testing the limits of a man seeking justice and personal fulfillment at last
Biutiful by Alejandro González Iñárritu( Visual )

4 editions published in 2011 in Spanish and held by 1,270 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Biutiful" takes place in grimy and crowded parts of Barcelona that are a world away from that city's tourist attractions. Uxbal is a midlevel mobster, in charge of Chinese sweatshop workers making counterfeit watches and bags, and the African vendors who sell them. He collects and dispenses money, and runs interference with the cops. He also has two young children, a mentally unstable former wife, and a terminal illness. He is trying, despite his job, to be a good man, a good father. He tries to be stoical, tough, and compassionate, but he suffers because he cannot do good things, and he cares about the consequences of his actions
La mala educación Bad education by Pedro Almodóvar( Visual )

13 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in Spanish and held by 1,031 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Filmmaker Enrique gets a visit from an aspiring actor claiming to be his old school friend Igancio, who has written a story about their traumatic childhood spent at Catholic school. In the story, a drag performer attempts to blackmail a predatory priest by exposing their scandalous past. When Enrique produces a film based on the story, the villainous priest from their school days arrives to tell his own version of the events
The life of Leonardo da Vinci( Visual )

8 editions published between 1990 and 2011 in English and held by 898 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The man who painted the Mona Lisa and the Last Supper was considered the most brilliant mind of the Renaissance, if not in all of history. This portrait of Leonardo da Vinci is a compelling version of his life as well as a serious study of his work and the inventive capacity of this century genius
La piel que habito by Pedro Almodóvar( Visual )

7 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in Spanish and held by 743 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Dr. Robert Ledgard ... is a driven plastic surgeon haunted by personal tragedies. After many years of trial and error, he finally perfects a new skin--a shield which could have prevented the death of his wife in an accident years earlier. His latest "guinea pig" is a mysterious captive whose true identity masks a shocking mystery"--Container
Calle 54 by Fernando Trueba( Visual )

10 editions published between 2000 and 2003 in Spanish and held by 659 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Compilation of concert and rehearsal footage offering a behind-the-scenes look into the lives of prominent Latin jazz artists of our time. Commentary on the artists is interspersed throughout
The secret life of words by Isabel Coixet( Visual )

5 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and held by 653 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A hearing impaired factory worker gives up her first holiday in years and instead travels out to an oil rig, where she cares for a man suffering from severe burns
La teta asustada The milk of sorrow by Claudia Llosa( Visual )

4 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in Spanish and held by 602 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fausta tiene la "teta asustada", una enfermedad que se transmite por la leche materna de las mujeres que fueron violadas o maltratadas durante la guerra del terrorismo en el Perú. La guerra acabó, pero Fausta vive para recordarla porque la "enfermedad del miedo" le ha robado el alma. Ahora la súbita muerte de su madre la obligará a enfrentarse a sus miedos y al secreto que oculta en su interior: ella se ha introducido una patata en la vagina, como escudo, como un protector, y piensa que así nadie se atreverá a tocarla
Chico & Rita by Fernando Trueba( Visual )

6 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in Spanish and held by 601 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Cuba, 1948. Chico is a young piano player with big dreams. Rita is a beautiful singer with an extraordinary voice. Music and desire unite them as they chase their dreams and each other from Havana to New York, Paris, Hollywood and Las Vegas. With an original soundtrack by legendary Cuban pianist and five-time Grammy-winning composer Bebo Valdés, Chico & Rita captures a defining moment in the evolution of history and jazz"--Container
Matador by Pedro Almodóvar( Visual )

13 editions published between 1986 and 2009 in Spanish and held by 557 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Diego is a matador unable to practice his craft after being badly gored. Maria is a successful Madrid lawyer. Diego teaches bullfighting to Angel, who wants to bullfight so he can die an exciting death and escape his strict, guilt-inducing Catholic mother. Angel has confessed to a string of recent murders--which he assumes he must be responsible for--having seen them happen in a series of hallucinatory visions, and Maria is defending him. Thanks to Angel, Diego and Maria finally meet. They might have gone through life forever unfulfilled were it not for him -- now they have each found someone with whom to share the ultimate pleasure. All that remains for them is the execution of their Liebestod
El abuelo The grandfather by José Luis Garci( Visual )

7 editions published between 1998 and 2003 in Spanish and held by 548 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When news of his son's death brings old Count Albrit home to Spain after years abroad, he's pleased to meet his two charming young granddaughters. But one of the girls is not his son's daughter, and therefore not his true heir. The determined Count sets out to discover which granddaughter is worthy of his love and name
Ay, Carmela! by Carlos Saura( Visual )

18 editions published between 1990 and 2014 in Spanish and held by 498 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aragón, Spain, 1938. Carmela and her two companions quit their posts as entertainers for the Republican troops in search of a better fortune. By mistake, they cross over to the Nationalist zone, get arrested and are given the chance to perform for their freedom
Machuca by Andrés Wood( Visual )

4 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in Spanish and Turkish and held by 498 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Explores Chile's bloody 1973 coup through the coming-of-age story of a pair of 12-year-old boys. From opposite extremes of society, Gonzalo and Pedro form an unlikely friendship as politics rip their world apart"--Container
The House of Bernarda Alba : by Mario Camus( Visual )

9 editions published between 1987 and 2005 in Spanish and held by 479 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On the death of her husband, Bernarda imposes an extreme mourning on her four daughters, not allowing them to leave the house
El Bola Pellet by Achero Mañas( Visual )

6 editions published between 2000 and 2006 in Spanish and English and held by 461 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

El Bola, a 12 year old boy a.k.a. "Pellet" is a 12 year old boy raised in a violent and sordid environment. Embarrassed by his family life, he avoids becoming close to classmates. The arrival of a new boy at school changes his attitude towards his classmates, and friendship. The heart of the story is the change in El Bola's life, at almost all levels, after befriending this new classmate
Christians, Jews, and Moslems in Medieval Spain( Visual )

10 editions published between 1989 and 2004 in English and held by 451 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes the history of Spain from 711 to 1492, a period of Arab domination and intellectual ferment
Cabeza de Vaca by Nicolás Echevarria( Visual )

3 editions published between 1990 and 1993 in Spanish and held by 383 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1528 a Spanish expedition founders off the coast of Florida. 600 lives are lost. One survivor, Alvar Nuñez Cabeza de Vaca, roams across the American continent searching for his Spanish comrades. Instead he discovers the Iguase, an ancient Indian tribe. Over the next eight years, Cabeza de Vaca learns their mystical culture, becoming a healer--and a leader. But soon this New World collides with the Old World as Spanish conquistadors seek to enslave the Indians, and Cabeza de Vaca must confront his own people and his past
Danzón by María Novaro( Visual )

3 editions published between 1992 and 2007 in Spanish and held by 379 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Julia is a phone operator in Mexico City who divides her time between her job, her daughter and the danzon: a cuban dance very popular in Mexico and Central America. Every Wednesday, Julia does the danzon with Carmelo in the old 'Salon Colonia'. They've danced for years but barely know each other. One night Carmelo disappears without a trace. Feeling lonely and sad, Julia takes a train to Veracruz, where she knows Carmelo has a brother. That sudden trip will change Julia's life forever."--Maximiliano Maza,
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Alternative Names

controlled identityRadiotelevisión Española

Radio televisin espaola, Televisin espaola

Spain. Subdireccin General de Televisin. Televisin Espaola

Spain Televisin Espaola

Spanish Television


Televisin Espaola


TVE (Television Espaola)

Spanish (138)

English (27)

French (2)

German (1)

Turkish (1)

Mar adentro = [The sea inside]La mala educación Bad educationThe life of Leonardo da VinciMatadorAy, Carmela!