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Maura, Carmen 1945-

Overview
Works: 296 works in 1,577 publications in 8 languages and 14,271 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Comedy films  Dark comedy films  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Melodrama  History  Melodramas (Motion pictures)  Film adaptations  Biographical films  Documentary films 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Author, Other, Contributor, Narrator, Interviewee
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
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Most widely held works about Carmen Maura
 
Most widely held works by Carmen Maura
Volver by Pedro Almodóvar( Visual )

109 editions published between 2006 and 2016 in 8 languages and held by 2,358 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 )

131 editions published between 1984 and 2017 in 6 languages and held by 2,194 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
¿Qué he hecho yo para merecer esto!! by Pedro Almodóvar( Visual )

87 editions published between 1984 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 786 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gloria is a typical Spanish housewife -- or is she? Her own small apartment would seem to be enough to keep her occupied, housing as it does her indifferent taxi-driver husband, two sons who have discovered the fringe benefits of drug-dealing, and a self reliant mother-in-law with a pet lizard
La ley del deseo = Law of desire by Pedro Almodóvar( Visual )

71 editions published between 1986 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 686 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
Les femmes du 6ème étage = The women on the 6th floor by Philippe Le Guay( Visual )

19 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 616 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
Ay, Carmela! by Carlos Saura( Visual )

83 editions published between 1989 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 604 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
Matador by Pedro Almodóvar( Visual )

36 editions published between 1986 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 565 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 )

23 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in Spanish and English and held by 562 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 )

10 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and Spanish and held by 507 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
Entre tinieblas = Dark habits by Pedro Almodóvar( Visual )

32 editions published between 1983 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 487 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
La comunidad = Common wealth by Álex de la Iglesia( Visual )

37 editions published between 1999 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 383 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 neighbours led by an unscrupulous administrator
Al otro lado by Gustavo Loza( Visual )

7 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in Spanish and held by 363 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 )

9 editions published between 2004 and 2012 in English and Italian and held by 309 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
Paulette( Visual )

14 editions published between 2013 and 2017 in German and French and held by 260 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Brash and opinionated retiree Paulette lives alone in a housing project on the outskirts of Paris. One evening, upon observing some mysterious dealings outside her building, Paulette discovers a surprising way to supplement her meager pension; an unlikely but successful career selling cannabis
Como ser mujer y no morir en el intento( Visual )

25 editions published between 1991 and 2006 in Spanish and Undetermined and held by 225 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
Viva Pedro : Special features( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in Spanish and held by 214 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
Las brujas de Zugarramurdi by Álex de la Iglesia( Visual )

6 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in Spanish and held by 197 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When a bank heist in the city doesn't all go according to plan, Jose and Tony find themselves in possession of some hostages and speeding through the mountains of Spain to slip over the border. Little do they know when they make a stop at a small tavern in the Basque countryside they find themselves the honored quests of a family of witches who are preparing for an ancient ritual
Pepi, Luci, Bom y otras chicas del montón : Pepi, Luci, Bom by Pedro Almodóvar( Visual )

43 editions published between 1980 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 193 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
Viva Pedro : the Almodóvar collection( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in Spanish and held by 177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eight of director Pedro Almodóvar's original films
800 bullets = 800 balas by Álex de la Iglesia( Visual )

19 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This anarchic comedy from Spain's reigning master of cinematic mayhem centers on a 12-year old boy who sneaks off to find the Spanish setting of a number of Hollywood westerns in hopes of finding his grandfather, a former stuntman, who he's just learned is still alive and performing at the run-down theme park
 
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
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Alternative Names
Carmen Maura

Carmen Maura actrice espagnole

Carmen Maura actriz española

Carmen Maura aktore spanjolle

Carmen Maura aktorka hiszpańska

Carmen Maura attrice spagnola

Carmen Maura Spaans actrice

Carmen Maura spanische Schauspielerin

Carmen Maura Spanish actress

Carmen Maura spansk skådespelare

Carmen Maura spansk skodespelar

Carmen Maura spansk skuespiller

Garcia Maura, Carmen

García Maura, Carmen 1945-

Karmen Mawra

Maura, Carmen

Maura, Carmen G. 1945-

Maura, Carmen García 1945-

Κάρμεν Μάουρα

Кaрмен Маура

Кармен Маура

Кармен Маура іспанська акторка

Маура, Кармен испанская актриса

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כרמן מאורה

כרמן מאורה שחקנית ספרדייה

كaرمەن ماۋرا

كارمن مورا

کارمن مورا بازیگر اسپانیایی

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카르멘 마우라

カルメン・マウラ

卡門·莫拉

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Mujeres al borde de un ataque de "nervios" = Women on the verge of a nervous breakdownLa ley del deseo = Law of desireAy, Carmela!MatadorViva Pedro : Special featuresViva Pedro : the Almodóvar collection