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Maura, Carmen 1945-

Works: 324 works in 1,231 publications in 5 languages and 13,094 library holdings
Genres: Drama  History  Comedy films  Motion pictures  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Film adaptations  Fiction  Ghost films  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Crime films 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Author, Contributor, Other, Narrator
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about Carmen Maura
Most widely held works by Carmen Maura
Volver by Pedro Almodóvar( Visual )

65 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 2,197 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" by Pedro Almodóvar( Visual )

73 editions published between 1988 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 1,817 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Presentando una de las más desenfadadas comedias de guerra entre sexos, Pedro Almodovar, el más célebre director/guionista español crea un loco, criminal y divertido universo sin faldas. Nominada por la Academia en 1988 a la Mejor Película Extranjera, Mujeres al borde de un ataque de nervios es una salvaje, sensual y muy ingeniosa farsa. En lo alto de uno de los más elegantes pernthouses españoles, tres mujeres han alcanzado sus límites mentales. La súper sexy Pepa (Carmen Maura) mantiene un constante balanceo en la punta del rascacielos obsesionada por Iván (Fernando Guillén), el amor que la acaba de plantar por la máquina contestadora. Su neurótica mejor amiga, Candela (María Barranco) busca refugio en casa de Pepa porque acaba de descubrir que su amante es un terrorista chiíta. Y Lucia (Julieta Serrano) la ex-esposa de Iván, acaba de recuperar la libertad tras 20 años de encierro en una institución mental. Todas están un poco locas, de hecho, están al borde de un ataque de nervios... y una de ellas está a punto de cometer un crímen a menos que las otras medio locas mujeres fatales lo impidan. Cargada de pintorescos personajes secundarios, incluyendo al dos veces nominado al Globo de Oro Antonio Banderas. Mujeres al Borde de un Ataque de Nervios es candente, muy condimentada y llena de personajes excéntricos, ¡todos al borde del caos!.--Envase
La ley del deseo Law of desire by Pedro Almodóvar( Visual )

54 editions published between 1986 and 2010 in Spanish and Undetermined and held by 643 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cocaine-snorting homosexual hedonist writer-director Pablo Quintero is bereft--because his boyfriend Juan has just moved out. Pablo meets Antonio at a party, and they share a few passionate nights, but Antonio soon proves far too clingy for Pablo's taste. All hell breaks loose when Antonio comes across a sad, yearning love note from Juan, which ignites in Antonio a bonfire of jealous possessiveness. Pablo's transsexual sister Tina and her daughter Ada get involved in the mess as well. None of their lives will ever be the same because of this tragic unrequited love triangle
Ay, Carmela! by Carlos Saura( Visual )

57 editions published between 1990 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 591 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
¿Qué he hecho yo para merecer esto!! by Pedro Almodóvar( Visual )

55 editions published between 1984 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 563 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
Matador by Pedro Almodóvar( Visual )

29 editions published between 1990 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 541 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
Valentin by Alejandro Agresti( Visual )

18 editions published between 2002 and 2012 in Spanish and English and held by 532 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Valentin is a nine-year-old boy whose feuding parents have left him to be raised by his eccentric grandmother. With his father visiting only occasionally, Valentin is left to look to the other men in the neighborhood for father figures, and to replace his absent mother, he warms to Leticia, one of his father's many short-term girlfriends. When he tells her personal secrets about his father, however, Valentin jeopardizes their relationship. One of Valentin dreams is of being an astronaut one day. He sets out to discover the harsh realities about his parents, while bringing joy to those around him
Tetro by Francis Ford Coppola( Visual )

5 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 500 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Naive, 17-year-old Bennie goes to Buenos Aires to search for his older brother whom he has not seen for ten years. With the success of their father Carlo, a renowned symphony conductor, the family moved from Argentina to New York. When Bennie finds his brother, Tetro, he is surprised to find that he is not the person he remembered. While staying with Tetro and his girlfriend Miranda, the two brothers grapple with the haunting experiences of their shared past
Les femmes du 6ème étage The women on the 6th floor by Philippe Le Guay( Visual )

10 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in French and held by 494 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Paris, 1960. Jean-Louis lives a bourgeois existence with his neurotic socialite wife Suzanne while their children are away at boarding school. The couple's world is turned upside down when they hire Maria, a Spanish maid who introduces Jean-Louis to an alternative reality a few stories up on the sixth floor. Befriending a group of sassy Spanish maids, the women teach him there's more to life than stocks and bonds, and their influence on the house ultimately transforms everyone's life
Entre tinieblas Dark habits by Pedro Almodóvar( Visual )

20 editions published between 1983 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 357 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A nightclub singer hides out in a convent after her lover dies of an overdose. The nuns, who welcome her with open arms, have problems of their own
Al otro lado To the other side( Visual )

2 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in Spanish and held by 347 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Tres países, tres culturas tres realidades distintas que nos sirven de escenario para adentrarnos en la vida de tres niños (uno Mexicano, uno Cubano y una niña Marroqui) que comparten el mismo sentimiento, la ausencia de un ser querido y la necesidad de traerlo de vuelta a casa. Es una historia que aborda la problemática de la migración pero desde la óptica de los que se quedan."--Container
Free zone by Amos Gitai( Visual )

7 editions published between 2004 and 2012 in English and Italian and held by 316 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An unlikely relationship begins for an American girl living in Jerusalem, a cab driver on her way to Jordan, and a Palestinian woman living in an Economic Free Zone
La comunidad Common wealth( Visual )

4 editions published in 2000 in 3 languages and held by 250 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Julia, a hard-working real estate agent, finds 300 million pesetas hidden in a dead man's apartment and is forced to face the wrath of a very peculiar community of neighbors led by an unscrupulous administrator
Viva Pedro Special features( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in Spanish and held by 215 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Special features for "Viva Pedro: The Almodóvar Collection" set include cast and crew interviews, analyses of Almodóvar's works, biographical documentary, featurettes, and previews
Pepi, Luci, Bom y otras chicas del montón Pepi, Luci, Bom by Pedro Almodóvar( Visual )

37 editions published between 1980 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 206 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Almodóvar's provocative first feature Pepi, Luci, Bom (1980) is set during Madrid's punk era. The film is an outrageous comedy which follows docile housewife Luci (Eva Silva), her trendy, marijuana smoking neighbour Pepi (Carmen Maura) and rock star Bom (Olvido Gara) who are close friends. Events take a shocking turn when Pepi is raped by a policeman. Pepi vows revenge, and of course her friends are on hand to make sure she gets it
Como ser mujer y no morir en el intento( Visual )

21 editions published between 1991 and 2006 in Spanish and Undetermined and held by 195 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Carmen's life is complicated. At 42 she is married to her third husband, Antonio, and has two children from previous marriages. She tries to carry on her professional career, without neglecting her relationship with Antonio, the house, her friends, or the emotional needs of the children
Que he hecho yo para merecer esto? What have I done to deserve this? by Pedro Almodóvar( Visual )

6 editions published between 1984 and 2003 in Spanish and held by 178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gloria, a very resourceful working class housewife, is a true feminist heroine who's on the go 18 hours a day, trying to keep her outrageously wacky family afloat
Viva Pedro the Almodóvar collection by Pedro Almodóvar( Visual )

2 editions published in 2007 in Spanish and held by 178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eight of director Pedro Almodóvar's original films
Let my people go!( Visual )

4 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in French and held by 135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A sweet and hilarious fusion of gay romantic comedy, Jewish family drama, Let My People Go!; follows the travails and daydreams of the lovelorn Reuben, a French-Jewish guy living in Finland with his gorgeous Nordic companion. But just before Passover, a series of mishaps and quarrels exile the heartbroken Reuben back to Paris and his zany family. Let My People Go! both celebrates and upends Jewish and gay stereotypes with wit, gusto and style to spare
Women on the verge of a nervous breakdown by Pedro Almodóvar( Visual )

15 editions published between 1988 and 2012 in Spanish and English and held by 134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Farce involving a woman in love with a terrorist
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Alternative Names
Carmen Maura actrice espagnole

Carmen Maura actriz espaola

Carmen Maura aktorka hiszpańska

Carmen Maura attrice spagnola

Carmen Maura Spaans acteur

Carmen Maura spanische Schauspielerin

Carmen Maura Spanish actress

Carmen Maura spansk skdespelare

Carmen Maura spansk skodespelar

Carmen Maura spansk skuespiller

Garcia Maura, Carmen

Garca Maura, Carmen 1945-

Karmen Mawra

Maura, Carmen

Maura, Carmen G. 1945-

Maura, Carmen Garca 1945-

Кaрмен Маура

Кармен Маура

Маура, Кармен испанская актриса

כרמן מאורה

كaرمەن ماۋرا

كارمن مورا

کارمن مورا بازیگر اسپانیایی

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카르멘 마우라



Spanish (406)

English (30)

French (22)

Italian (7)

German (5)

Mujeres al borde de un ataque de "nervios"La ley del deseo Law of desireAy, Carmela!MatadorViva Pedro Special featuresViva Pedro the Almodóvar collection