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Iglesia, Álex de la 1965-

Works: 123 works in 693 publications in 8 languages and 5,576 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Comedy films  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Horror films  Biography  Case studies  Dark comedy films  Western films  Fiction  Slasher films 
Roles: Director, Author of screenplay, Author, Scenarist, Restager , Producer, fmd, Film editor, Performer, fmp, pmn, Other
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
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The Oxford murders by Álex de la Iglesia( Visual )

34 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 561 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A woman is murdered in Oxford. Her body is discovered by two men who meet for the first time at that moment: Arthur Seldom, a prestigious professor of logic, and Martin, a young graduate student who has just arrived at the University hoping to study with Seldom. It quickly becomes clear that this is the first in a series of murders, all of which are announced by the murderer with strange mathematical symbols. Professor and student join forces to try and crack the code
La comunidad = Common wealth by Álex de la Iglesia( Visual )

49 editions published between 1999 and 2016 in 7 languages and held by 394 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
Balada triste de trompeta = The last circus by Álex de la Iglesia( Visual )

36 editions published between 2009 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 372 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Balada triste de trompeta comienza en 1937: los monos de un circo aúllan salvajes dentro de su jaula mientras, en el exterior, los hombres se matan en otro circo: la guerra civil española, que sigue su curso. El payaso tonto del circo, reclutado a la fuerza por los milicianos, termina perpetrando, sin abandonar su disfraz, una carnicería a machetazos entre las filas del bando Nacional. Muchos años después, durante la dictadura de Franco, Javier, hijo del payaso miliciano, busca trabajo como payaso triste en un circo, donde coincide con un estrambótico elenco de personajes marginales, como un hombre bala, un domador de elefantes o una mal avenida pareja de amaestradores de perros. Su camino, además se cruza allí con Sergio. Así da comienzo esta peripecia en que Javier y Sergio, dos payasos terroríficos y desfigurados, corroídos por la ira y la desesperación, se enfrentan a la muerte por el amor de una bailarina, la mujer más bella y cruel del circo
The perfect crime by Álex de la Iglesia( Visual )

41 editions published between 2004 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 360 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rafael, an ambitious ladies wear salesman in a big Madrid department store who longs to become floor manager, is very popular with the ladies. The sexy salesgirls take turns spending the evening with Rafael in the department store after hours. He wines and dines them in fancy clothes borrowed from the racks, followed by wild sex in the beds in the furniture department. Rafael will do anything to ace out the competition for the floor manager position. Don Antonio, manager of the men's department is his main rival. After Don Antonio is appointed, Rafael accidentally kills him
El día de la bestia by Álex de la Iglesia( Visual )

74 editions published between 1995 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 294 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Un sacerdote cree haber encontrado el mensaje secreto del Apocalipsis según San Juan: El Anticristo nacerá el 25 de diciembre de 1995 en Madrid. Para detener este nacimiento satánico, el cura se une a un joven aficionado al death metal, José Mari, intentando por todos los medios descubrir en qué parte de Madrid tendrá lugar el apocalíptico evento. Con la ayuda del profesor Cavan, que presenta un programa de televisión sobre el mundo esotérico y sobrenatural, el cura deberá enfrentar la llegada del Ángel Oscuro, en el profetizado día de la Bestia."--Contenedor
La chispa de la vida by Álex de la Iglesia( Visual )

14 editions published between 2011 and 2016 in Spanish and French and held by 248 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Roberto ... once had a promising career in advertising. Now out of work because of the economic downturn, he struggles to keep his family afloat and their dire situation a secret from his adoring wife Luisa ... After yet another dead end interview, Roberto's chances for a promising future seem slim--until a freak accident places him at the center of a wild media storm. Realizing his opportunity, Roberto hires a brazen agent to help him leverage his newfound fame into fortune, but Luisa begins to worry about what lengths Roberto will go to for his family's security"--Container
Las brujas de Zugarramurdi by Álex de la Iglesia( Visual )

19 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in Spanish and held by 227 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When a bank heist in the city doesn't all go according to plan, José and Tony find themselves in possession of some hostages and speeding through the mountains of Spain, hoping to quietly slip over the border. Not wanting to give up his custody days to his ex-wife, José has also brought his son along for both the robbery and the ride. Little do they know that this is only the beginning of their troubles, as they soon make a stop in a small tavern in the Basque countryside and find themselves the honored guests of a fractured family of witches who are preparing for an ancient ritual. Director Alex de la Iglesia (As Luck Would Have It, The Last Circus) serves up laughs, action and thrills in this visually inventive comedy that builds towards a jaw-dropping climax with plenty of scares and surprises along the way
800 bullets = 800 balas by Álex de la Iglesia( Visual )

22 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 144 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
Acción mutante by Álex de la Iglesia( Visual )

51 editions published between 1992 and 2011 in 6 languages and held by 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dystopic science fiction film set in the year 2012 in a world ruled by bodybuilders, designers and the ultra-chic. Accion Mutante, an underground group of mentally and physically disabled are the sole resistance to the cult of beauty and wealth. Ramon, the leader of the group devises plots to kidnap Patricia, daughter of a wealthy industrialist, but the plot does not work out as planned
Dying of laughter = Muertos de risa by Álex de la Iglesia( Visual )

29 editions published between 1999 and 2013 in Spanish and English and held by 100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the early 1970's, Nino (Santiago Segura) is a nightclub singer whose career is going nowhere, and Bruno (El Gran Wyoming) is a comic who isn't doing any better. A talent agent, Julian (Alex Angulo), teams them up for a sketch on a popular TV show, and when Nino is suddenly stricken with stage fright on camera and can't speak, Bruno impulsively slaps him. The audience finds this hilarious, and their career as a duo is off and running, while their personal relationship starts at a low point and keeps getting worse. Over time, Bruno steals Nino's girlfriend, Nino gets arrested for dealing drugs, the act periodically breaks up and reunites, and in the midst of a New Year's Eve broadcast in 1992, the two exchange gunfire on live TV
Dance with the devil( Visual )

5 editions published between 1997 and 2004 in English and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Perdita and her lover Romeo Dolorosa need humans to sacrifice to Romeo's religion before he can go on a mission ordered by mob boss Santos. They kidnap teen sweethearts Duane and Estelle and travel with them to Las Vegas. Mayhem ensues
Perdita Durango by Álex de la Iglesia( Visual )

44 editions published between 1997 and 2013 in 8 languages and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"'Perdita Durango' is an explosive cocktail of humour, love, sex and action. Its two main characters are an unscrupulous superwoman, Perdita Durango (Rosie Perez), and a handsome killer, Romeo Dolorosa (Javier Bardem). After kidnapping a well-bred adolescent couple, Perdita and Romeo take a one-way trip through the wild side of the American dream, transporting a cargo of foetuses from the Mexican border to Las Vegas under the orders of a Mafia boss. Meanwhile, we meet a host of colorful characters who are either hot on their heels or getting steamrollered under them."--Container
Payasos en la lavadora : novela by Álex de la Iglesia( Book )

12 editions published between 1997 and 2009 in Spanish and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Un ordenador abandonado en la calle durante la Semana Grande de Bilbao encierra en su disco duro un contenido explosivo: la frenética narración del descenso a los infiernos de Juan Carlos Satrústegi, poeta fracasado y en paro que entrará en una delirante espiral de drogas, katxis, sexo, ertzainas, palizas y superhéroes hasta culminar en una gran gala literaria en el hotel Ercilla. Inmerso en las situaciones más inusuales, exacerbadas por la falta de sueño y los alucinógenos, y siempre a punto de precipitarse hacia la locura y el paroxismo, Satrústegi plasma sin remilgos las tenebrosas cloacas de su mente perturbada, que salta sin pudor de la Escuela de Frankfurt a Galactus, de los payasos de Micolor a Ligeti en sus razonamientos
6 films to keep you awake( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in Spanish and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Baby's room: A couple with a newborn baby move into their new home, where someone watches the baby every night. To let: A couple expecting a child are looking for an apartment, but meet their match in the landlady
Recuérdame que te odie by Álex de la Iglesia( Book )

6 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in Spanish and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Witching & bitching by Hugo Silva( Visual )

3 editions published in 2014 in Spanish and German and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Een bende criminelen vermomd als straatartiesten overvalt een pandjeshuis, na hun vlucht stopt het gezelschap bij een restaurant dat een heksengrot blijkt te zijn
Los crímenes de Oxford by Guillermo Martínez( Book )

10 editions published in 2008 in Spanish and English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

En ung brasiliansk studerende og en professor i logik overhaler poliet i opklaringen af en række mystiske mord ved Oxford Universitet
La habitación del niño La chambre du fils by Álex de la Iglesia( Visual )

15 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in 5 languages and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Un jeune couple avec un nouveau-né arrive dans leur nouvelle maison. C'est une vieille bâtisse complètement rénovée, lieu idéal pour commencer une véritable vie de famille. Avant de se coucher, l'homme vérifie le moniteur dans la chambre de leur bébé, un modèle dernier cri qui permet d'écouter quand le bébé dort, mais aussi de le voir. Ils vont bientôt découvrir qu'ils ne sont pas seuls dans la maison, quelqu'un est assis tous les soirs près du berceau du bébé ... (Rédigé d'après la jaquette)
800 balas by Álex de la Iglesia( Book )

9 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in Spanish and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Guión cinematográfico de Alex de la Iglesia y Jorge Guerricaechevarría acompañado por fotografías de la película
El día de la bestia by Álex de la Iglesia( Book )

7 editions published between 1995 and 2003 in Spanish and Multiple languages and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in a fictional, infernal Spanish version of Bethlehem, Professor Angel Berriartua has been studying the Apocalypse according to St John. After 25 years of research, he comes to the conclusion that the Antichrist will be born in Madrid on Christmas Day. Convinced that the Devil lurks in heavy metal music, he sets out with his stereo headphones at full blast to detect and destroy the Beast
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Audience level: 0.40 (from 0.17 for The cinema ... to 0.89 for La pasión ...)

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Álex de la Iglesia producteur, réalisateur et scénariste espagnol

Álex de la Iglesia regista e sceneggiatore spagnolo

Álex de la Iglesia Spaans filmregisseur

Álex de la Iglesia Spanischer Filmregisseur und Drehbuchautor

Álex de la Iglesia Spanish film director and producer

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Алекс де ла Іглесіа Іспанський кінорежисер, сценарист і продюсер

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Иглесиа, Алекс де ла

אלכס דה לה איגלסיה

أليكس دي لا إغليسيا

الکس دل‌ایگلسیا فیلمنامه‌نویس، تهیه‌کننده، و کارگردان اسپانیایی

데 라 이글레시아, 알렉스 1965-

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