Bardem, Javier 1969-
Most widely held works by Javier Bardem
No country for old men ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 2,262 libraries worldwide
Llewelyn Moss stumbles onto a drug deal gone monumentally wrong while hunting in the parched Texas scrubland near the Mexico border. A satchel filled with $2 million seems to be a ship finally arrived, and he dreams of moving his wife Carla Jean out of the trailer park and into the good life. It isn't long before he's being tracked by Anton Chigurh, a psychopathic "debt collector." Sheriff Bell sets out to find Llewelyn, not so much for the propriety of recovering the money but to protect one of his citizens from Chigurh, an evil like nothing Bell has ever seen. The border is a hard land, yet Bell finds that the reflexive murders Chigurh inflicts upon others transforms the lonely vistas, somber deserts, and austere mountains into something horrendous--into no country for old men--or for young ones.
Eat pray love ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 1,658 libraries worldwide
A happily married woman who is trying to get pregnant realizes that her life needs to go in a new direction. After a very painful divorce, she risks everything and embarks on a journey around the world that becomes a quest for self-discovery.
Mar adentro The sea inside ( Visual )
18 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 1,611 libraries worldwide
"[Biography of] Spaniard Ramón Sampedro, who fought a 30-year campaign to win the right to end his life"--Container.
Vicky Cristina Barcelona ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 1,527 libraries worldwide
Vicky is a smart, sensible brunette. Cristina is an amorous, freethinking blonde. They've just arrived in Barcelona, where they will be spending the summer. Sultry Spanish painter Juan Antonio introduces himself and immediately offers to whisk them away for a weekend of sightseeing and threesomes. But there is an ex-wife, who soon appears. Maria Elena is wildly beautiful, wildly brilliant, wildly moody, and wildly wild. There is wine, melancholy music, soulful talk of art and emotions and tales tempestuous relationships. The city is magnificent, and everybody finishes the summer a little wiser and with a lifetime of memories. What more could you ask?
Collateral ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 1,458 libraries worldwide
Max is a cab driver. For twelve years, faces have come and gone from his rear-view mirror: people and places he has long since forgotten--until tonight. When a drug cartel learns of their impending indictment by a federal grand jury, they mount an operation to identify and kill the key witness. Vincent is a contract killer. He has one night in L.A.--and five bodies are supposed to fall. Vincent hijacks Max and his cab, making Max collateral--an expendable person who is in the wrong place at the wrong time. Through the night, Vincent forces Max to drive him to each assigned destination, as the L.A.P.D. and F.B.I. race to intercept them. Max and Vincent become dependent on each other, in ways neither would have imagined.
Love in the time of cholera ( Visual )
6 editions published in 2008 in English and Spanish and held by 1,201 libraries worldwide
Set on the Caribbean coast of South America, this love story brings together Fermina Daza, her distinguished husband, and a man who has secretly loved her for more than fifty years.
Biutiful ( Visual )
8 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in Spanish and held by 1,038 libraries worldwide
"Biutiful" takes place in grimy and crowded parts of Barcelona that are a world away from that city's tourist attractions. Uxbal is a midlevel mobster, in charge of Chinese sweatshop workers making counterfeit watches and bags, and the African vendors who sell them. He collects and dispenses money, and runs interference with the cops. He also has two young children, a mentally unstable former wife, and a terminal illness. He is trying, despite his job, to be a good man, a good father. He tries to be stoical, tough, and compassionate, but he suffers because he cannot do good things, and he cares about the consequences of his actions.
Before night falls ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 871 libraries worldwide
"Victimized by a government that banned his books and jailed him for a crime he didn't commit, [poet] Reinaldo [Arenas] endured unspeakable persecution in a courageous stand against censorship and oppression. Without a country, but not without integrity, he fled to America where he continued to fight for personal expression and produced a stirring body of work." -- Container.
Goya's ghosts ( Visual )
12 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 761 libraries worldwide
Told through the eyes of celebrated Spanish painter Francisco Goya. Set against political turmoil at the end of the Spanish Inquisition and start of the invasion of Spain by Napoleon's army. Captures the essence and beauty of Goya's work which is best known for both the colorful depictions of the royal court and its people, and his grim depictions of the brutality of war and life in 18th century Spain. When Goya's beautiful muse is accused of being a heretic, the renowned painter must convince his old friend Lorenzo, a power-hungry monk and leader of the Spanish Inquisition, to spare her life.
Carne trémula Live flesh ( Visual )
27 editions published between 1997 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 631 libraries worldwide
The lives of five people are intertwined by romance, friendship and rivalry. Victor has fallen for a woman, Elena. Elena wants nothing to do with Victor and she calls the cops when he shows up at her apartment. The two cops that show up are David and Sancho. Sancho is a chronic, abusive drunk and believes his wife, Clara may be having an affair with his partner, David.
The dancer upstairs ( Visual )
13 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 523 libraries worldwide
As a Latin American nation nears collapse, idealistic policeman Agustin Rejas faces his greatest challenge: to catch the mysterious terrorist leader Ezequiel. Mass panic sets in as the terrorist attacks become more ferocious, and Rejas finds himself drawn to Yolanda, his daughter's beautiful ballet teacher. As the search for Ezequil comes nearer, he and Yolanda must choose between love, country or self.
Los lunes al sol Mondays in the sun ( Visual )
10 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in Spanish and held by 487 libraries worldwide
Laid off from the local shipyard, six men spend their days at the town bar, where they discuss their current state. Gruff puts up a tough front. The morose José openly worries about his wife, whom he fears might leave him. Amador, the oldest of the bunch, keeps reassuring everyone that his wife will be back any day now from her trip. Meanwhile, Lino refuses to give up hope of employment, going to interview after interview for jobs being offered to applicants half his age. Presiding over the glum bunch is Rico, the bar owner and the men's co-worker from their shipyard days.
Before night falls ( Visual )
16 editions published between 2000 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 314 libraries worldwide
A look at the life of Reinaldo Arenas, from childhood in Cuba to his death in New York City. His writings and homosexuality get him in trouble with Castro's Cuba and he spends two years in prison before leaving for the United States.
Vicky Cristina Barcelona ( Visual )
21 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 204 libraries worldwide
Two American women, one engaged to be married and the other sexually flirtatious, both become romantically involved with a painter while on vacation in Barcelona, only to find they have competition in the form of the painter's ex-wife.
Días contados Running out of time ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2000 in Spanish and held by 171 libraries worldwide
Antonio, a member of an ETA terrorist cell that is hatching a plot against Madrid, challenges his priorities when he falls in love with Charo, a beautiful drug addict 12 years younger than he.
Boca a boca Mouth to mouth ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1996 and 2003 in Spanish and held by 169 libraries worldwide
A struggling actor reluctantly takes a job as a phone sex operator and falls for a sultry, mysterious caller who wants to do more than just talk.
Viva Pedro the Almodóvar collection ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2007 in Spanish and held by 167 libraries worldwide
Eight of director Pedro Almodóvar's original films.
Segunda piel Second skin ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2003 in Spanish and held by 149 libraries worldwide
When Elena discovers that her husband is involved in a passionate affair with another man, he tries desperately to convince her - and himself - that the affair was a mistake. But he soon finds that his love is real. When Elena's husband is encouraged to start a new life, one that is true to his real feelings, this strange triangle takes a turn that no one expects.
No country for old men a Coen Brothers film ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and German and held by 120 libraries worldwide
Llewelyn Moss is a Vietnam vet who could use a break. One morning while hunting antelope, he spies several trucks surrounded by dead bodies. He decides to examine the site. He finds a case filled with $2 million and a truck loaded with heroin. Moss takes it with him, tells his wife he's going away for awhile, and hits the road until he can determine his next move. On his the way from El Paso to the Mexican border, he discovers he's being followed by ex-special ops agent Chigurh. Chigurh's weapon of choice is a cattle gun, and he uses it on everyone who gets in his way. Just as Sheriff Bell, a World War II vet, is on Moss's trail, Chigurh's former colleague, Wells, is on his.
Extasis ( Visual )
10 editions published between 1995 and 2009 in Spanish and English and held by 114 libraries worldwide
Rober, a reckless 25-year-old concocts an outrageous scheme with friend Max and girlfriend Lola-- they will rob their families and flee their hometown. The trio's plan goes awry when Rober betrays them.
Biographical films California California--Los Angeles Colombia Comedy films Criminal behavior Cuba Detective and mystery films Detectives Drama Drug traffic Feature films Feature films Fiction films Film adaptations Gangster films Gangsters García Márquez, Gabriel,--1928- Gilbert, Elizabeth,--1969- Historical films History Love Man-woman relationships Melodramas (Motion pictures) Murder Murder for hire North America--Mexican-American Border Region Police films Quadriplegics Receiving stolen goods Revolution (Cuba : 1959) Romance films Romantic comedy films Sampedro, Ramón,--1943-1998 Self-actualization (Psychology) Self-realization in women Sheriffs Spain Spain--Barcelona Survival Taxicab drivers Texas Thrillers (Motion pictures) Travel Travel writers United States Veterans Video recordings--for people with visual disabilities Video recordings--for the hearing impaired Voyages and travels
Bardem, Javier Encinas.
Bardem, Javier Encinas, 1969-....
Encinas Bardem, Javier.
González, Benito, 1969-
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