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Almodóvar, Pedro

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Most widely held works by Pedro Almodóvar
Todo sobre mi madre All about my mother by Pedro Almodóvar ( Visual )
106 editions published between 1999 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 2,174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Manuela is the perfect mother. A hard-working nurse, she's built a comfortable life for herself and her teenage son. But when tragedy strikes and her son is killed in a car accident, her world crumbles
Volver Return ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in Spanish and held by 1,840 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
Mujeres al borde de un ataque de "nervios" Women on the verge of a nervous breakdown by Pedro Almodóvar ( Visual )
85 editions published between 1988 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 1,828 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Madcap comedy about a woman who has been jilted by the love of her life, her friend who is in love with a terrorist, and her ex-lover's crazed wife
Hable con ella by Pedro Almodóvar ( Visual )
60 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 1,737 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In a private clinic Barco and Benigno strike up a friendship while caring for comatose women
Los abrazos rotos Broken embraces ( Visual )
34 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 1,217 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Een blind geworden regisseur vertelt aan de zoon van zijn producer het ingewikkelde verhaal over Lena, de grote liefde van zijn leven
La mala educación Bad education by Pedro Almodóvar ( Visual )
32 editions published between 2004 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 1,163 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
La flor de mi secreto The flower of my secret by Pedro Almodóvar ( Visual )
51 editions published between 1995 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 835 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Leo writes romance novels - but with a loveless marriage, she finds herself fresh out of inspiration. Angel is a tough and gruff journalist with an iron will and a heart of gold. When their paths cross, they discover something neither had expected - a real-life love affair"--Container
Carne trémula by Pedro Almodóvar ( Visual )
65 editions published between 1997 and 2010 in 6 languages and held by 777 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
SUMMARY: "Pizza delivery man Victor is having an argument with Elena, whom he met a few days ago, but she was high then and doesn't want to hear about him. Reacting to the noise, two cops, young David and older Sancho, arrive at the scene, the gun accidentally goes off.. Four years later David is a wheelchair basketball star, he's married to Elena, Victor is released out of prison and their destinies begin to cross again." IMDB
Matador by Pedro Almodóvar ( Visual )
76 editions published between 1986 and 2012 in 7 languages and held by 747 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
At his school in Madrid, ex-bullfighter Diego Montes instructs his students in the corrida, "the art of the kill". Trainee bullfighter Angel, sexually repressed and mother-fixated, is taunted about his suspected homosexuality by Diego
The secret life of words by Isabel Coixet ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 640 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Hannah, a recluse who wears a hearing aid, is forced by her employer to take a vacation. On holiday she finds a job on an oil rig caring for Josef, a burn victim who has temporarily lost his sight. Hannah's job is to care for Josef until he is stable enough to be transferred. There is almost no one on the rig, except a cook, an oceanographer and a few others out at sea. Hannah tends to Josef and he slowly breaks her shell of silence
El Espinazo del Diablo The Devil's backbone ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2001 and 2004 in Spanish and held by 632 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Twelve-year-old Carlos is the latest arrival to Santa Lucia School, an imposing stone building that shelters the orphans of the Republican militia and politicians during the last days of the Spanish Civil War. Carlos gradually uncovers the dark ties that bind the inhabitants of the school: hidden riches, sexual intrigue and the restless ghost of a murdered student"--Container
¿Qué he hecho yo para merecer esto!! by Pedro Almodóvar ( Visual )
73 editions published between 1984 and 2010 in 8 languages and held by 606 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An absurd black comedy that centers on Gloria, a very resourceful working class housewife and cleaning woman, who is hooked on amphetamines and must contend with her crazy family
La piel que habito by Pedro Almodóvar ( Visual )
37 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 498 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Since his wife was burned in a car crash, Dr. Robert Ledgard, an eminent plastic surgeon, has wanted to create a new skin with which he could have saved her. After twelve years, he cultivates a skin that is a real shield against every assault. Now, besides the years of study and experimentation, the unscrupulous doctor needs to find an accomplice, and a human guinea pig. Marrilia, the woman who looked after him from birth, is his most faithful accomplice. But where will they find the human pig?
Volver by Pedro Almodóvar ( Visual )
95 editions published between 2004 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 492 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Raimunda is struggling to make ends meet, holding down several jobs while supporting her unemployed husband and her teenage daughter. When Raimunda and her sister are visited by the ghost of their dead mother, it becomes clear that some long-repressed family issues remain unresolved
La mujer sin cabeza The headless woman ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2009 in Spanish and held by 488 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"A bourgeois woman is driving alone on a dirt road when she becomes distracted and runs over something. In the days following this jarring incident, she becomes dazed and emotionally disconnected from the people and events in her life. She becomes obsessed with the possibility that she may have killed someone. The police confirm that there were no accidents reported in the area and everything returns to normal, until a gruesome discovery is made"--Container
Kika by Pedro Almodóvar ( Visual )
100 editions published between 1993 and 2010 in 7 languages and held by 484 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A dizzy dame hairdresser, Kika, gets involved with a host of unusual characters: a homicidal expatriate Yank writer, Nicholas, and his bewildered stepson, Ramon, an uncommunicative underwear photographer; a vampish, oddball femme TV reporter, Andrea; a lesbian maid, Juana, and her mentally-deficient convicted rapist brother, Pablo
Atame! Tie me up/Tie me down! ( Visual )
10 editions published between 1990 and 2011 in Spanish and held by 479 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Comedy about an orphaned mental patient who is determined to create an ideal family for himself, so, in an irrationally inspired bid for love, he kidnaps a recovering drug addict/porn star
High heels Tacones lejanos by Pedro Almodóvar ( Visual )
76 editions published between 1991 and 2011 in 6 languages and held by 469 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The husband of a TV anchorwoman, ex-lover of her long-estranged singer-actress mother, is mysteriously killed, and both mother and daughter come under suspicion in a frenzied investigation filled with romantic mix-ups and mistaken identities
La piel que habito The skin I live in ( Visual )
6 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in Spanish and held by 406 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Since his wife was burned in a car crash, Dr. Robert Ledgard, an eminent plastic surgeon, has wanted to create a new skin with which he could have saved her. After twelve years, he cultivates a skin that is a real shield against every assault. Now, besides the years of study and experimentation, the unscrupulous doctor needs to find an accomplice, and a human guinea pig. Marrilia, the woman who looked after him from birth, is his most faithful accomplice. But where will they find the human pig?
La ley del deseo by Pedro Almodóvar ( Visual )
78 editions published between 1986 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 386 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Though Pablo is in love with Juan, his affection is not reciprocated. After taking up with Antonio, Pablo temporarily loses his memory when a jealous Antonio seeks out Juan and violence occurs. When Pablo's memory returns he discovers that Antonio has taken up with his sister Tina and he must rescue her, face Antonio, and his desire
 
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Alternative Names
Almadóvar, Pedro.
Almodóvar.
Almodóvar Caballero, D. Pedro
Almodóvar Caballero, Pedro.
Almodóvar Caballero, Pedro, 1949-
Almodóvar, Pedro
Almodovar, Pedro 1949-
Almodovar, Pedro., 1951-
Blanco, Mateo 1949-
Caballero, Pedro Almodóvar.
Patatia, Pepe 1949- Pseudonym
Patatin, Pepe 1949- Pseudonym
Pedro Almodóvar
Pepe Patatia.
Pepe Patatin.
Альмодовар, Педро, 1949-
アルモドバル, ペドロ
Languages
Spanish (821)
English (109)
German (52)
French (48)
Italian (14)
Multiple languages (9)
Catalan (2)
Japanese (1)
Esperanto (1)
Polish (1)
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