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Almodóvar, Agustin

Overview
Works: 93 works in 516 publications in 7 languages and 12,802 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Comedy films  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Film adaptations  Dark comedy films  History  Anthology films  Horror films  Sex comedy films  Melodrama 
Roles: Producer, Author of screenplay, pmn, Scenarist, Actor, Interviewee, fmp, Director, Performer
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Agustin Almodóvar
Volver by Pedro Almodóvar( Visual )

22 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 1,967 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 Pedro Almodóvar( Visual )

20 editions published between 2009 and 2016 in Spanish and French and held by 1,130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Harry Caine, a blind writer, reaches this moment in time when he has to heal his wounds from 14 years back. He was then still known by his real name, Mateo Blanco, and directing his last movie."--IMDb
El Espinazo del Diablo = The Devil's backbone by Guillermo del Toro( Visual )

29 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in Spanish and English and held by 1,126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Twelve-year-old Carlos is the latest arrival to Santa Lucia School, an imposing stone building that shelters the orphans of the Republican militia and politicians during the last days of the Spanish Civil War. Carlos gradually uncovers the dark ties that bind the inhabitants of the school: hidden riches, sexual intrigue and the restless ghost of a murdered student"--Container
Todo sobre mi madre by Pedro Almodóvar( Visual )

37 editions published between 1999 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 1,113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Manuela is a devoted single mother who needs to come to grips with the death of her 17-year-old son, Esteban. She had never told Esteban about his father, but after reading her son's journal she realizes she has to find Esteban's father, and explain what has happened. She leaves Madrid for Barcelona, to reconnect with her old friend Agrado, who introduces her to Rosa, a young nun in trouble, and Huma Rojo, a brilliant actress whom young Esteban idolized. A Hollywood melodrama done up as Greek tragedy translated into the context of everyday modern life, the film sums up both the boundlessness and the limitations of a mother's love
La mala educación = Bad education by Pedro Almodóvar( Visual )

41 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 1,103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Filmmaker Enrique (Fele Martínez) gets a visit from an aspiring actor claiming to be his old school friend Ignacio, who has written a story about their traumatic childhood spent at Catholic school. In the story, a drag performer known as Zahara attempts to blackmail a predatory priest by exposing their scandalous past. The tale provides the inspiration for Enrique's next film. But when the villainous priest from their school days arrives to tell his own version of the events, the truth is wilder than anything anyone could have imagined
Relatos salvajes = Wild tales by Damián Szifron( Visual )

18 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in Spanish and German and held by 1,050 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Six short stories involving people out for vengeance. Vulnerable in the face of a reality that shifts and suddenly turns unpredictable, the characters cross the thin line that divides civilization and barbarism. A lover's betrayal, a return to the repressed past and the violence woven into everyday encounters drive the characters to madness as they cede to the undeniable pleasure of losing control
The skin I live in = La piel que habito by Pedro Almodóvar( Visual )

43 editions published between 2011 and 2016 in Spanish and English and held by 1,042 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Dr. Robert Ledgard ... is a driven plastic surgeon haunted by personal tragedies. After many years of trial and error, he finally perfects a new skin--a shield which could have prevented the death of his wife in an accident years earlier. His latest "guinea pig" is a mysterious captive whose true identity masks a shocking mystery"--Container
Julieta by Pedro Almodóvar( Visual )

11 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in Spanish and held by 742 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Julieta lives in Madrid with her daughter Antía. They both suffer in silence over the loss of Xoan, Antía's father and Julieta's husband. At times, grief doesn't bring people closer, it drives them apart
Carne trémula by Pedro Almodóvar( Visual )

21 editions published between 1997 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 553 WorldCat member 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."
La mujer sin cabeza = The headless woman by Lucrecia Martel( Visual )

4 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in Spanish and held by 552 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A bourgeois woman is driving alone on a dirt road when she becomes distracted and runs over something. In the days following this jarring incident, she becomes dazed and emotionally disconnected from the people and events in her life. She becomes obsessed with the possibility that she may have killed someone. The police confirm that there were no accidents reported in the area and everything returns to normal, until a gruesome discovery is made"--Container
I'm so excited! by Pedro Almodóvar( Visual )

20 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in Spanish and English and held by 487 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With malfunctioning landing gear, the fight attendants on a Madrid-Mexico City flight try to distract the passengers from this crisis with comical results
Mujeres al borde de un ataque de "nervios" = Women on the verge of a nervous breakdown by Pedro Almodóvar( Visual )

17 editions published between 1988 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 471 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When a woman's lover leaves her, she discovers that the police are looking for her because of his criminal activities. After talking to a female lawyer, she discovers that her lawyer is her old lover's new girlfriend
Atame! = Tie me up/Tie me down! by Pedro Almodóvar( Visual )

30 editions published between 1989 and 2014 in Spanish and German and held by 407 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Comedy about an orphaned mental patient who is determined to create an ideal family for himself, so, in an irrationally inspired bid for love, he kidnaps a recovering drug addict/porn star
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
Hable con ella = Talk to her by Pedro Almodóvar( Visual )

14 editions published between 2002 and 2009 in Spanish and English and held by 202 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Marco, a journalist grieving for a love affair that ended ten years' ago, falls in love with Lydia, a bullfighter also on the rebound. Benigno, a nurse, dedicates his life to his only patient, a young dancer in a coma as a result of an accident four years' before; he talks to her, reads to her, holds photographs in front of her closed eyes. When Lydia is brought comatose to the hospital where Benigno works, he and Marco become friendly, and the nurse encourages the journalist to talk to her and hope for a miracle. Marco is Sancho to Benigno's Quixote, and as Benigno's hopes for his patient become fantasies, Marco tries to inject reality. Does a miracle await?
La flor de mi secreto = The flower of my secret by Pedro Almodóvar( Visual )

19 editions published between 1996 and 2010 in Spanish and German and held by 169 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 happen to cross, they discover something neither had expected, a real-life love affair
Acción mutante by Álex de la Iglesia( Visual )

21 editions published between 1992 and 2011 in Spanish and English and held by 78 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
High heels = Tacones lejanos by Pedro Almodóvar( Visual )

17 editions published between 1991 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When a TV anchorwoman (Victoria Abril) is reunited with her long-estranged mother, a famous and flamboyant singer-actress (Marisa Paredes), their reconciliation is cause for great celebration. But when the daughter introduces her husband, it is none other than her mother's ex-lover. And when the husband is mysteriously killed, both mother and daughter come under suspicion in a frenzied investigation highlighted by a televised murder confession
La niña santa by Lucrecia Martel( Visual )

2 editions published in 2005 in Spanish and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two teenage girls adjust to their maturing sexuality and religious upbringing
Kika by Pedro Almodóvar( Visual )

20 editions published between 1993 and 2010 in Spanish and German and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kika, maquilleuse dotée d'une nature plutôt ensoleillée et foncièrement optimiste, mène une vie compliquée : elle a un fiancé qui ne la comprend pas, un amant occasionnel, une ennemie jurée, une amie coiffeuse, une femme de ménage sombre et moustachue secrètement amoureuse d'elle et enfin un futur violeur
 
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Volver
Alternative Names
Agustín Almodóvar produttore cinematografico e attore spagnolo

Agustín Almodóvar Spaans acteur

Agustín Almodóvar spanischer Filmproduzent und schauspieler

Agustín Almodóvar Spanish film producer and actor

Almodóvar Caballero, Agustín

Caballero, Agustín Almodóvar

Αγουστίν Αλμοδόβαρ Ισπανός ηθοποιός και παραγωγός

Агустин Альмодовар испанский кинопродюсер и актёр

Ագուստին Ալմոդովար

אוגוסטין אלמודובר

אוגוסטין אלמודובר שחקן ספרדי

اغوستين المودوفار

آگوستین آلمودوار تهیه‌کننده و بازیگر اسپانیایی

ავგუსტინ ალმოდოვარი

アグスティン・アルモドバル

阿古思定·艾慕杜華

奥古斯丁·阿莫多瓦

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Los abrazos rotos = Broken embracesEl Espinazo del Diablo = The Devil's backboneTodo sobre mi madreLa mala educación = Bad educationCarne trémulaMujeres al borde de un ataque de "nervios" = Women on the verge of a nervous breakdownViva Pedro : Special featuresHable con ella = Talk to her