WorldCat Identities

Guillén, Fernando 1931-2013

Works: 121 works in 280 publications in 4 languages and 2,272 library holdings
Genres: Drama  History  Comedy films  Film adaptations  Juvenile works  Motion pictures 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Illustrator, Author
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about Fernando Guillén
Most widely held works by Fernando Guillén
Mujeres al borde de un ataque de "nervios" Women on the verge of a nervous breakdown by Pedro Almodóvar( Visual )
15 editions published between 1988 and 2009 in Spanish and English and held by 1,038 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Comedy film about a woman who has been jilted by the love of her life, her friend who discovers her lover is a a Shiite terrorist, and her ex-lover's crazed wife
La ley del deseo Law of desire by Pedro Almodóvar( Visual )
3 editions published between 1999 and 2007 in Spanish and held by 273 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Cocaine-snorting homosexual hedonist writer-director Pablo Quintero is bereft--because his boyfriend Juan has just moved out. Pablo meets Antonio at a party, and they share a few passionate nights, but Antonio soon proves far too clingy for Pablo's taste. All hell breaks loose when Antonio comes across a sad, yearning love note from Juan, which ignites in Antonio a bonfire of jealous possessiveness. Pablo's transsexual sister Tina and her daughter Ada get involved in the mess as well. None of their lives will ever be the same because of this tragic unrequited love triangle
Todo sobre mi madre All about my mother by Pedro Almodóvar( Visual )
2 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in Spanish and held by 210 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
Palabras encadenadas by Laura Mañá( Visual )
7 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in Spanish and held by 92 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A distinguished professor and seemingly normal man, Ramón keeps a tidy basement. A basement that has been carefully hidden from the outside world. In this space, he's given his "forced guest," Laura, the option of playing a word game with him. If she wins, he'll set her free. If he wins, she loses big. While she may be his prisoner, she is a formidable opponent
La noche oscura by Carlos Saura( Visual )
11 editions published between 1988 and 2008 in Spanish and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In the year 1577 Father John of the cross, poet, church reformer and future saint has been taken prisoner at the Carmelite order in Toledo where he is sentenced to the penance of seclusion and stripped of freedom indefinitely. The guards systematically torture and starve him to break his resistance but the warden, impressed with his candor, gives him pen and paper to write his poems. The dark night explores the thoughts and feelings of Saint John of the cross, his dreams, his visions, and his mysterious spirituality
Acción mutante by Álex de la Iglesia( Visual )
9 editions published between 1993 and 2008 in Spanish and held by 54 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
Don Juan Tenorio by José Zorrilla( Visual )
5 editions published between 1994 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A variant of the story about the infamous philanderer who goes to eternal damnation after a life of vice. In this play, the chief character achieves salvation through Ines, his would-be seduction victim who, through her ethereal beauty and goodness, leads him to repentance and eventual redemption
Don Juan en los infiernos by Gonzalo Suárez( Visual )
16 editions published between 1992 and 2007 in Spanish and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
While the last vestiges of the empire are being extinguished and King Philip II is dying in the shadow of the lost splendor, there is a man that challenges all designs, converts his passions into destiny and his will into law. His fame is as great as his pride. His sentence, eternal. His name, a legend: Don Juan
La nave de los locos ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1995 and 2008 in Spanish and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Un jefe mapuche incendia un complejo turístico en una pequeña ciudad del sur de Argentina, causando la muerte del hijo del dueño. El jefe es arrestado por homicidio pero se niega a defenderse. En cambio, espera la llegada del Caleuche (o, Nave de los Locos), la entidad de la mitología mapuche que lo inspiró para iniciar el incendio. Una abogada nombrada por el tribunal para defender al jefe se entera de que éste actuó de acuerdo con las leyes de su pueblo, para defender un cementerio sagrado de las empresas constructoras
Un buen novio A good boyfriend ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2004 in Spanish and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Three crooks have the perfect plan to operate their bank robberies. But it only takes a matter of minutes for their carefully laid plan to fall apart when passion, obsession and deceit takes hold and leads to a series of events with fatal consequences
La otra historia de Rosendo Juarez ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1993 and 2004 in Spanish and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A dramatization of the short story by Jorge Luis Borges. Set in 1930s Spain amidst the politics of the right and the left, this is the tale of a man of humble origins who kills the town bully in a just fight. His life then takes a sudden turn, entangling him in a spiral of violence and suspicion
Otros días vendrán ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in Spanish and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A bored high school teacher hooks up with a teenager she met online and brings tragic consequences to both their lives
Operación Fangio ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2000 and 2008 in Spanish and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Loose recreation of the events that occurred in Havana in February 1958, when anti-Batista commandos kidnapped famed Argentine Formula 1 driver Juan Manuel Fangio on the eve of the Segunda Carrera Automovilística Internacional de Cuba
Los jinetes del alba ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1994 and 2013 in Spanish and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Summary: Life in Las Caldas, a small Asturian village, is symbolized by the thermal baths for which it is named and the endangered wild horses that still make an occasional appearance. The protectress of the village is Doña Amalia, a rich native woman from Cuba. This is the story of her niece Marian, whose ambition to own all of the region. This goal is made more difficult by the bloody events of the Revolution of October 1934 and the war of 1936, years during which Marian's men are reduced to physical and moral ruin, and in the end, a story of the total degradation of those who served the will of a cruel woman in search of a dream
Tequila : del cielo a la tierra by Arturo Curiel Ballesteros( Book )
3 editions published in 2005 in Spanish and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Discusses the sacred Tequila Mountain in Jalisco and its unique biodiversity in climate, plants, animals and ancient peoples
Tirano Banderas ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1997 and 2008 in Spanish and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This historical drama, set in the '20s examines the strange, brief reign of a Latin American dictator. It was alternately shot in Havana and Mexico. The story is set in an unspecified Latin country and chronicles the daily life of the tyrannical dictator. One of his day's highlights is the signing of execution orders. His insane daughter must be physically restrained and is tied to her bed. Also included in the tale are a group of picked on Spaniards, a psychic woman, and effeminate Spanish ambassador, and a rebellious general. The film contains no violence. - Sandra Brennan, All Movie Guide
Corsarios del CHIP Pirates of the CHIP ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2003 in Spanish and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Andres is a sixteen year-old game show champion who has become very popular with the public. His unusual success on the show has prompted the producers to look into the possibility that he may have cheated. They hire Raul Gamboa (Fernando Guillen Cuervo), a blind private detective, to look into the case. Gamboa and his team discover that Andres is, in fact, cheating, with the help of a gang of internet hackers called The Chip Pirates
El florido pensil ( Visual )
6 editions published between 2002 and 2010 in Spanish and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"El florido pensil" es un reflejo, en clave de humor, de la educación de varias generaciones de españoles, entre las décadas de los cuarenta a los sesenta
Madrileña bonita homenaje a la mujer Madrileña en la zarzuela, 1856-1956 ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in Spanish and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Mezzo-soprano María José Montiel sings a tribute performance to Madrid's famous female zarzuela performers, narrated by Fernando Guillén
Expulsados 1609 la tragedia de los Moriscos ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2009 in Spanish and Catalan and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The story begins when Juan, a young history teacher, finds some ancient manuscripts in a hidden cupboard in his house in Almonacid de la Sierra (Zaragoza). The books seem to be written in Arabic, but after trying to read some pages he realises that they are in fact 'aljamiados' - texts written in Spanish but with Arabic letters. One of the books tells the story of a family in the village that was expelled in 1609. Encouraged by his grandfather, Juan decides to investigate the story further, and to do so he seeks the collaboration of experts in the
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Audience level: 0.32 (from 0.07 for Tequila : ... to 0.94 for El florido ...)
Alternative Names
Cuervo, Fernando Gallego Guillén 1932-
Gallego Guillén, Fernando 1932-2013
Guillén Cuervo, Fernando Gallego 1932-
Guillén, Fernando
Guillén, Fernando Gallego 1932-
Spanish (107)
English (3)
Catalan (1)
Esperanto (1)