WorldCat Identities

Lampreave, Chus

Works: 72 works in 226 publications in 2 languages and 6,081 library holdings
Genres: Drama  History  Motion pictures  Television adaptations  Fiction  Interviews  Thrillers (Motion pictures) 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Other
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Chus Lampreave
Volver by Pedro Almodóvar( Visual )

25 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in Spanish and English and held by 1,982 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
Los abrazos rotos Broken embraces by S.A Deseo( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in Spanish and held by 1,013 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pedro Almódovar's acclaimed tale of sex, secrets and cinema. When her father becomes gravely ill, beautiful Lena consents to a relationship with her boss Ernesto Martel. An extremely wealthy and much-older man, he pays for her father's hospitalisation and provides her a lavish lifestyle. Lena's dream, however, is to act and she soon falls for the director of her first film - a project bankrolled by her jealous husband to keep her near. Upon his discovery of the affair, Ernesto stops at nothing to ruin Lena's happiness
Belle époque by Fernando Trueba( Visual )

7 editions published between 1992 and 2014 in Spanish and held by 565 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1931, Fernando, a handsome, young Spanish Civil War deserter who befriends a free-thinking artist, finds himself in a romantic dilemma when the artist's four beautiful daughters return to their country home. Which woman should he love?
La flor de mi secreto The flower of my secret( Visual )

3 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in Spanish and held by 514 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
¿Qué he hecho yo para merecer esto!! by Pedro Almodóvar( Visual )

35 editions published between 1984 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 474 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An absurd black comedy that centers on Gloria, a very resourceful working-class housewife and cleaning woman in Madrid, who is hooked on amphetamines and must contend with her crazy family
Matador by Pedro Almodóvar( Visual )

7 editions published between 1990 and 2014 in Spanish and held by 457 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
Mujeres al borde de un ataque de "nervios" Women on the verge of a nervous breakdown by Pedro Almodóvar( Visual )

3 editions published between 1988 and 2007 in Spanish and held by 258 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pepa is a successful actress, doing voice-dubbing and detergent commercials. She lives in a beautiful apartment in the heart of Madrid, with her lover and fellow actor Ivan. He has deserted her without warning, and may have gone back to his wife Lucia, who has been in a mental institution for twenty years. Pepa's best friend, Candela has an equally serious problem: her boyfriend has been arrested as a terrorist, and she needs to hide from the police. Ivan's son and pushy fiancée arrive, possible tenants for Pepa's apartment. As Pepa's apartment fills up, hearts are broken, stockings torn, suicide attempts botched, and windows smashed--the chaos of the day ends with soporifically terrific gazpacho for all
Yo soy el que tu buscas by Jaime Chávarri( Visual )

5 editions published between 1988 and 2014 in Spanish and held by 201 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Through the exotic streets of Barcelona's underworld, the darker side of love and sexuality comes to life in a taut psychological thriller about a beautiful celebrity model seeking revenge from her rapist. Vengeful desire becomes an uncontrollable obsession when she teams up with a short-tempered taxi driver and a hot-blooded erotic dancer in her frantic search. Bizarre pitfalls and dangerous plot twists weave this film into a turbulent and suspenseful thriller
Que he hecho yo para merecer esto? What have I done to deserve this? by Pedro Almodóvar( Visual )

4 editions published between 1984 and 1988 in Spanish and held by 180 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. Comedy and tragedy blend to portray a surreal and perverse fable of contemporary life
Entre tinieblas Dark habits by Pedro Almodóvar( Visual )

2 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in Spanish and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Yolanda, a nightclub singer who goes on the "lam" after her lover dies of a drug overdose, takes refuge in the Convent of the Humble Redeemers. The nuns have their own problems with the church, with the law and with their benefactor
Torrente el brazo tonto de la ley by Santiago Segura( Visual )

17 editions published between 1997 and 2012 in Spanish and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Torrente is a Madrid cop. He is lazy, rude, sexist, racist, fascist and a drunkard. He attempts to crack a ring of drug traffickers to regain status in the police department
Hable con ella Talk to her by Pedro Almodóvar( Visual )

1 edition published in 2002 in Spanish and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two men (Benigno and Marco) almost meet while watching a dance performance, but their lives are irrevocably entwined by fate. They meet later at a private clinic where Benigno is the caregiver for Alicia, a beautiful dance student who lies in a coma. Marco is there to visit his girlfriend Lydia, a famous matador also rendered motionless. As the men wage vigil over the women they love, the story unfolds in flashback and flashforward as the lives of the four are further entwined
El cochecito by Marco Ferreri( Visual )

3 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in Spanish and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Black comedy about an old man who wants a motorized wheelchair so he can ride through town with his disabled friends
Bajarse al moro by Fernando Colomo( Visual )

6 editions published between 2001 and 2006 in Spanish and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chusa helps Elena to run away from home. They smoke and sell the 'hot stuff'. Alberto and Jaimito share their apartment - hippie life, Spanish style
Todos a la cárcel( Visual )

3 editions published in 1994 in Spanish and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A celebration in honor of the "International Day of Awareness" brings together political prisonners in a model Valencia prison, politicians and entertainers in a comedy of errors
The flower of my secret( Visual )

3 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in Spanish and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Leo is a bestselling romance novelist, but has been writing under a pseudonym for years. Tired of producing popular fiction when her heart yearns to write truly great literature, Leo has reached a creative and emotional crisis
Amanece que no es poco( Visual )

7 editions published between 1989 and 2009 in Spanish and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Teodoro, un joven ingeniero profesor de la Universidad de Oklahoma, vuelve a España para disfrutar de un año sabático. Jimmy, su padre, ha comprado una moto con sidecar para realizar viajes de placer, los dos juntos. Llegan a un pueblo de montaña un tanto peculiar
Moros y Cristianos by Luis García Berlanga( Visual )

2 editions published in 2004 in Spanish and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this comedy, a manufacturer of turrón, a candy which resembles the honey-almond confection halvah, wants to promote it outside the regions of southern Spain where it is a traditional Christmas treat. It is particularly associated with a festival during which the wars between the Christians and the Moors are ritually reenacted."
El flor de mi secreto The flower of my secret by Pedro Almodóvar( Visual )

7 editions published between 1996 and 2007 in Spanish and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Leo is an author of romantic fiction. Her husband doesn't love her, her best friend is strangely distracted and her mother and sister are too busy bickering to notice that anything's wrong. Abandoned by her muse and seeking solace in the bottle since the collapse of her marriage, an unlikely rescuer sets her on a collision course to a new emotional entanglement
Espérame en el Cielo( Visual )

5 editions published between 1988 and 2007 in Spanish and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Paulino Alonso, a Madrid shopkeeper, who bears a strong resemblance to General Franco, is kidnapped by the dictator's henchmen and ordered to take Franco's place at ceremonies. Paulino's wife believes him dead, but he visits her to reassure her and then returns to his life as the General's double
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Alternative Names

Lampeáve, Chus

Lampreave, Chus

Lampreave, María Jesús

Lampreave, María Jesús 1930-

Spanish (140)

English (3)

Los abrazos rotos Broken embracesBelle époqueLa flor de mi secreto The flower of my secretMatadorMujeres al borde de un ataque de "nervios" Women on the verge of a nervous breakdown