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Babenco, Hector

Works: 82 works in 443 publications in 7 languages and 4,888 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Prison films  Biographical films  History  Made-for-TV movies  Crime films  Biography  Social problem films  Independent films 
Roles: Director, Actor, Author of screenplay, Producer, Author, Performer, Scenarist, Adapter, Film editor, Restager , fmd, Interviewee
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about Hector Babenco
Most widely held works by Hector Babenco
Kiss of the spider woman by Hector Babenco( Visual )

88 editions published between 1980 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 1,357 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Luis, a homosexual, and Valentin, a political prisoner are mismatched cell mates in a South American prison. To escape reality Luis invents romantic movies, while Valentin tries to keep his mind on the situation he's in. Eventually, the two men come to understand and respect one another
Before night falls by Julian Schnabel( Visual )

4 editions published between 2000 and 2004 in English and held by 946 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A look at the life of Cuban author Reinaldo Arenas, from childhood in Cuba to his death in New York City. His writings and homosexuality get him in trouble with Castro's Cuba and he spends two years in prison before leaving for the United States. Victimized by a government that banned his books and jailed him for a crime he didn't commit, [poet] Reinaldo [Arenas] endured unspeakable persecution in a courageous stand against censorship and oppression. Without a country, but not without integrity, he fled to America where he continued to fight for personal expression and produced a stirring body of work."--Container
Ironweed by Hector Babenco( Visual )

30 editions published between 1987 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 813 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Albany, New York, Halloween, 1938. Francis Phelan and Helen Archer are bums. She used to be a singer on the radio, he used to be a major league pitcher. Death surrounds them. Helen is sick, one of their pals has cancer, he digs graves at the cemetery and visits the grave of his infant son whom he dropped. Visions of his past haunt him, including ghosts of two men he killed. One night, while drinking, Helen tries to sing at a bar. Next day, Fran visits his wife and children and meets a grandson. He could stay, but decides it's not for him. Helen gets their things out of storage and finds a hotel. Amidst their mistakes and dereliction, they live with a code of fairness and loyalty
Pixote : a lei do mais fraco by Hector Babenco( Visual )

27 editions published between 1980 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 519 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Ten-year-old Pixote (Portuguese slang for 'Peewee') is one of three million homeless children in Brazil. Hauled off to a crowded detention center, wide-eyed Pixote witnesses rapes, beatings and other acts of random violence by both the guards and the inmates. With the transvestite Lilica and his lover Dito, Pixote escapes from the reform school where he and his friends hit the streets alone, embarking on a life of violence and crime."--Container
Carandiru by Hector Babenco( Visual )

61 editions published between 2003 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 467 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story is set in San Paulo Brazil's House of Detention. An oncologist arrives at the jail to test patients for HIV infection. Seeing the disease, overcrowding, and rampant circutlation of drugs, the doctor comes to realize the internal power structure among the prisoners. Narratives develop, including the attempted murder of Dagger, the solitary confinement of Chico, and the romance between Lady Di and Too Bad. The doctor eventually sees the prisoners as survivors, leading up to the violent conclusion: a reconstruction of the October 2, 1992 prison riot that ended when 300 policemen stormed the facility and brutally murdered 111 unarmed inmates. This true story of that day known as the Carandiru Massacre
At play in the fields of the Lord by Hector Babenco( Visual )

32 editions published between 1991 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 289 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The tale of two men's experiences with a native Indian tribe in the Brazilian rain forest. One is an American mercenary hired to drive the Niaruna Indians off their land, who joins forces with them instead. The other is a missionary sent to convert the natives to Christianity
Julian Schnabel : a private portrait( Visual )

4 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A look at the personal life and public career of New York artist Julian Schnabel
Kiss of the spider woman Le baiser de la femme araignée by Hector Babenco( Visual )

12 editions published between 1985 and 2011 in French and English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Valentin, journaliste révolutionnaire, a été torturé et incarcéré pour ses convictions politiques dans une prison d'Amérique latine. Molina, décorateur homosexuel, est condamné pour une affaire de moeurs. Tout sépare ces deux hommes qu'on enferme dans la même cellule. Pour oublier la solitude de leurs nuits, Molina fait partager à Valentin les rêves qu'il imagine d'après les vieux films qui peuplent sa mémoire. Alors que l'animosité des deux détenus se transforme en amitié, une toile de trahison se tisse autour d'eux, inexorablement, mettant à l'épreuve leur confiance mutuelle et leur esprit de sacrifice."
El pasado by Hector Babenco( Visual )

5 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in Spanish and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A couple separates after twelve years together. The man is intent on beginning a new relationship as soon as possible, but the woman isn't ready to move on yet
El Beso de la mujer araña( Visual )

16 editions published between 1985 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

En una prisión latinoamericana, Molina le cuenta a su nuevo compañero de celda, Valentín, su historia favorita. Molina es un homosexual encarcelado por seducir a un menor. Valentín es un revolucionario que todavía sangra por los interrogatorios
O rei da noite by Hector Babenco( Visual )

4 editions published in 2009 in Portuguese and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In São Paulo, we see the life of a young man through the decades as he lives a Don Juan existence, courting three sisters and having a night life with a pretty young prostitute
Kuß der Spinnenfrau( Visual )

10 editions published between 1985 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lúcio Flávio, o passageiro da agonia by Hector Babenco( Visual )

2 editions published in 2009 in Portuguese and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Story of Brazilian bank-robber Lúcio Flávio, who fascinated some people in Rio de Janeiro during the 1970s for his bold robberies and spectacular escapes, and also because he was thought to be intelligent and "politically aware". Before dying, he disclosed a network of corruption in Brazilian Police, and its involvement with the infamous "Death Squad" of the time, a group of policemen who went about killing criminals without giving them a fair trial
Wolfsmilch( Visual )

8 editions published between 1987 and 2008 in German and Undetermined and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

USA 1938, es ist Weltwirtschaftskrise, die auch der ehemalige Sportler Francis Phelan (Jack Nicholson) zu spüren bekommt. Er trinkt und ist obdachlos. Vor 22 Jahren hat er im Rausch versehentlich den Tod seinen kleinen Sohnes verursacht, seitdem macht er sich Vorwürfe. Francis hält sich mit Gelegenheitsjobs über Wasser. Das Leben auf der Straße ist hart, umso wichtiger ist seine Freundschaft zu Helen (Meryl Streep). Bis eine Bande, die sich einen Spaß daraus macht Obdachlose mit Baseballschlägern zu verfolgen, in die Gegend kommt und Helen das erste Opfer wird. (Cinefacts, 2009)
Pixote : a lei do mais fraco = survival of the weakest( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in Portuguese and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A realistic dramatization of the brutal underworld inhabited by Brazil's unwanted children
Tallo de hierro Ironweed( Visual )

13 editions published between 1989 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

1938. Durante la época de la Gran Depresión, Francis Phelan, un antiguo jugador de beísbol, abandona a su familia tras un trágico accidente, convirtiéndose en un borracho vagabundo que, junto a una antigua novia y compañera de borracheras, intentan escapar del doloroso recuerdo de un pasado que le persigue
Carandiru : registro geral by Mario Cesar Carvalho( Book )

2 editions published in 2003 in Portuguese and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Apresenta a história íntima do filme Carandiru, através de uma visão privilegiada: a série de acasos que resultou na produção do longa, histórias dos bastidores, entrevistas exclusivas e imagens inéditas do set de filmagem
At play in the fields of the Lord by Jean-Claude Carrière( Book )

5 editions published between 1990 and 1991 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Il bacio della donna ragno( Visual )

10 editions published between 1985 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In un carcere brasiliano Molina, omosessuale condannato per corruzione di minorenne, è messo in cella con Valentin, politico ribelle che s'è dato alla lotta clandestina. Si vorrebbe usare il primo per avere informazioni dal secondo. Intanto gli racconta i film che hanno deliziato la sua giovinezza. Tra i due si produce uno scambio. (Mymovies)
Kiss of the spider woman by Leonard Schrader( Book )

3 editions published between 1982 and 2008 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Before night falls
Pixote : a lei do mais fracoAt play in the fields of the Lord
Alternative Names
Babenco, Hector Eduardo

Babenco, Héctor Eduardo 1946-

Babenco, Hector Eduardo 1946-2016

Héctor Babenco Argentine-Brazilian film director

Héctor Babenco Argentine film director

Héctor Babenco argentinischer Filmregisseur

Héctor Babenco brazilský filmový režizér

Héctor Babenco brazylijski reżyser, scenarzysta i aktor filmowy

Héctor Babenco filmregisseur uit Argentinië

Héctor Babenco lengyelországi zsidó származású brazil filmrendező, forgatókönyvíró és filmproducer

Héctor Babenco réalisateur, scénariste et producteur de cinéma brésilien d'origine argentine

Héctor Babenco regista, sceneggiatore e produttore cinematografico argentino

Έκτορ Μπαμπένκο

Гектор Бабенко

Гектор Бабенко бразильсько-аргентинський кінорежисер, сценарист та актор

Эктор Бабенко

הקטור בבנקו

هکتور بابنکو

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바벤코, 헥터 1946-


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