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Rabal, Francisco 1926-2001

Works: 406 works in 1,155 publications in 9 languages and 8,274 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Action and adventure films  History  Historical films  War films  Comedy films  Biography  Fiction  Motion pictures 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Author, Artist, Honoree, Interviewee, Costume designer, Other
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works by Francisco Rabal
Viridiana by Luis Buñuel( Visual )

96 editions published between 1961 and 2012 in 7 languages and held by 1,342 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Luis Bunuel's controversial film classic was denounced by the Vatican after its release in 1961. After leaving behind her life as a nun, the young Viridiana is confronted with the depravity and poverty of the world outside the convents walls. Beware of charity appears to be the message that permeates Bunuel's satire, but a deeper theme is the hypocrisy of the Catholic church and Spanish society in the aftermath of the Spanish Civil War. In one famous scene Bunuel arranged the dwarves and lepers that Viridiana invites into her home to reflect Leonardo Da Vinci's painting The Last Supper. This was the first flm that Bunuel had made in his native Spain in thirty years, and it is a stinging indictment of the insulated and undemocratic social conditions that existed in Franco's Spain at the time. The film was shot in Spain with a script that the Spanish censors had approved in advance. By the time the authorities realized the subversive nature of the film, the negative and original materials had already been removed to France. Further complicating the issue for the Spanish authorities was the fact that the film was nominated to represent Spain at Cannes where it won the Palm D'Or. In the aftermath of the success of the film at Cannes, the head of the Spanish film bureau was dismissed, and the film was banned from Spanish cinemas
Belle de jour by Luis Buñuel( Visual )

7 editions published between 1990 and 2012 in French and held by 1,093 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Severine is a repressed, bored housewife, afraid of intimacy. Her husband, Pierre is kind, devoted, and understanding. Severine is aroused by the idea of domination and debasement, and gentle Pierre is hardly the type of person who would treat her cruelly in order to receive sexual gratification. Following the example of an acquaintance, she begins a double life as the girl called Belle de Jour, in the brothel run by Madame Anais. Her otherwise placid domestic life is threatened when an obsessed client, unable to possess her completely, begins to stalk her
L'eclisse by Michelangelo Antonioni( Visual )

34 editions published between 1962 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 814 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young woman, after breaking off an affair with an older man, finds herself in Rome and alone. She becomes friends with a young stockbroker, but after he has an accident, she once again finds herself alone
Goya by Carlos Saura( Visual )

25 editions published between 1999 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 607 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Off-air recording of television program broadcast on October 8, 2004 and date copied on October 19, 2004 made by : Bundoora, Vic. : La Trobe University, The Borchardt Library. OA2004-344
Atame! Tie me up/Tie me down!( Visual )

3 editions published between 1990 and 2000 in Spanish and held by 446 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A comedy in which an orphaned mental patient kidnaps a porn star in an irrationally inspired bid for love
Nazarín by Luis Buñuel( Visual )

46 editions published between 1958 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 401 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A humble priest is forced to leave the priesthood because of his relationship with women
Los Santos inocentes The Holy innocents by Miguel Delibes( Visual )

56 editions published between 1984 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 302 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A rural Spanish family dreams of rising out of poverty and changing their life of subordination
Sorcerer( Visual )

3 editions published between 1998 and 2014 in English and held by 299 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Four men must transport a dangerous cargo of nitroglycerine over treacherous terrain in order to stop an oil fire
Átame! by Pedro Almodóvar( Visual )

12 editions published between 1989 and 2014 in Spanish and held by 140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A rambunctious dark comedy. An unbalanced but alluring former mental patient takes a B-movie porn star prisoner in the hopes of convincing her to marry him. A highly unconventional romance that came on the spike heels of Almodovar's international sensation Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, this is a splashy, sexy central work in the career of one of the world's most beloved and provocative auteurs
Oedipo alcalde Oedipus mayor( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in Spanish and held by 132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A local mayor is sent to a small town in the Andes to negotiate peace with the guerrilla revolutionaries, while there a romance begins with a widow of a war lord. This heralds the young man's downfall
Teresa de Jesus( Visual )

7 editions published between 2002 and 2012 in Spanish and held by 132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This historically accurate mini series, based on the life of the sixteenth century nun and mystic writer, Santa Teresa de Jesús (sometimes called Santa Teresa de Avila), offers an account of the times when this mystic nun was setting up Carmelite monasteries in the deepest depths of the interior of Spain. It follows her life from the time Teresa was about 23 to her death in 1852
The wide blue road( Visual )

3 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in Italian and English and held by 116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A fisherman struggling against harsh living conditions fishes illegally with bombs, leading to tragedy
Il deserto dei tartari Desert of the tartars( Visual )

7 editions published between 1970 and 2009 in Italian and held by 111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"For his first commission, infantry lieutenant Drogo is stationed at a remote desert garrison on the mist-shrouded border of the North Kingdom. Filling their days with endless drilling, the soldiers of Fortezza Bastiani spend the long nights wondering about an enemy no one has ever seen. As the days stretch into months, the strain of waiting for attack takes its toll on Drago's comrades: sadistic major Mattis, sardonic Lieutenant Simeon, cynical medic Rovine, and humiliated Captain Hortiz, who lives with the shame of having once sounded the alarm against an attack that vanished before anyone else could see."--Container
Don Juan Tenorio by José Zorrilla( Visual )

12 editions published between 1994 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Don Juan Tenorio, el arriesgado burlador sevillano que siempre actúa provocado por los retos e impelido por los demás, es conquistado por la sencillez y pureza de doña Inés, cuyo limpio amor supone el perdón y la salvación del incansable seductor"--Container
L'eclisse The eclipse( Visual )

13 editions published between 1962 and 2005 in Italian and French and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vittoria, a translator, breaks off one affair to drift into another with her mother's stockbroker
El Muerto the dead man by Jorge Luis Borges( Visual )

3 editions published between 1983 and 1987 in Spanish and held by 92 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of Benjamin Ortalora and the Uruguayan civil war at the end of the nineteenth century
H.P. Lovecraft's Dagon( Visual )

4 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tells the chilling tale of a fishing village tempted by greed. The inhabitants evolve into freakish half-human creatures and must sacrifice outsiders to an ancient, monstrous god of the sea
El disputado voto del Sr. Cayo by Antonio Giménez-Rico( Visual )

21 editions published between 1986 and 2007 in Spanish and Undetermined and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A group of young politicians come to Cureña, a town in northern Castile, to campaign for votes. There they meet two neighbors who hate each other and never speak. One of these is Cayo, a soft-spoken older man full of ancestral wisdom. The encounter between the world of the young city politicians and that of Sr. Cayo is the necessary counterpoint to contrast two cultures ignorant of each other
El sueño del Caimán( Visual )

3 editions published between 2001 and 2005 in Spanish and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Iñaki, una bala perdida que vive de pequeños delitos en España, descubre por una carta, que su madre le ha estado mintiendo. Un accidentado atraco lo obliga a huir a México, con la esperanza de encontrarse con su padre. Sin saber como, terminará uniéndose a unos tipos con muy poca suerte y toda una vida nadando contra corriente, en busca de un sueño..."--Envase
La ilusión viaja en tranvía by Luis Buñuel( Visual )

2 editions published in 2008 in Spanish and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La ilusión viaja en tranvía: Confronted with the news that their favorite streetcar will be decommissioned, two municipal transit workers become drunk and decide to borrow it for one last ride without charging the passengers. However, they end up embarking on a series of adventures, as they are confronted with situation after bizarre situation that prevents them from returning the borrowed streetcar
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Francisco Rabal acteur espagnol

Francisco Rabal actor, guionista y director espaol

Francisco Rabal attore spagnolo

Francisco Rabal hiszpański aktor, reżyser i scenarzysta

Francisco Rabal Spaans acteur

Francisco Rabal Spanischer Schauspieler

Francisco Rabal Spanish actor

Francisco Rabal spansk skdespelare

Francisco Rabal spansk skodespelar

Francisco Rabal spansk skuespiller

Rabal, Francisco

Rabal, Francisco 1926-

Rabal, Paco.

Rabal Paco 1926-2001

Rabal Valera, Francisco.

Rabal Valera Francisco 1926-2001

Valera, Francisco

Valera Francisco Rabal 1926-2001

Рабаль, Франсиско

Франсиско Рабал

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