WorldCat Identities

Alcaine, José Luis

Works: 273 works in 681 publications in 6 languages and 6,904 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Comedy films  Film adaptations  History  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Sex comedy films  Horror films  Dark comedy films  Erotic films  Mad scientist films 
Roles: Cinematographer , Photographer, Illustrator, Performer, Other, Author
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by José Luis Alcaine
Volver by Pedro Almodóvar( Visual )

34 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 2,027 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
Belle époque by Fernando Trueba( Visual )

27 editions published between 1992 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 833 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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?
The skin I live in = La piel que habito by Pedro Almodóvar( Visual )

19 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in Spanish and held by 594 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Since his wife was burned in a car crash, Dr. Robert Ledgard, an eminent plastic surgeon, has wanted to create a new skin with which he could have saved her. After twelve years, he cultivates a skin that is a real shield against every assault. Now, besides the years of study and experimentation, the unscrupulous doctor needs to find an associate and a human guinea pig. Marrilia, the woman who looked after him from birth, is his best and most faithful accomplice. But where will they find the human pig?
The dancer upstairs by John Malkovich( Visual )

8 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and held by 547 WorldCat member 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
Atame! = Tie me up/Tie me down! by Pedro Almodóvar( Visual )

26 editions published between 1989 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 398 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A rambunctious dark comedy. An unbalanced but alluring former mental patient takes a B-movie porn star prisoner in the hopes of convincing her to marry him. A highly unconventional romance that came on the spike heels of Almodovar's international sensation Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, this is a splashy, sexy central work in the career of one of the world's most beloved and provocative auteurs
La mala educación = Bad education by Pedro Almodóvar( Visual )

30 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 382 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two lifelong friends revisit some painful memories from their Catholic school days, with unexpected consequences
Rustlers' rhapsody( Visual )

3 editions published between 1985 and 2008 in English and held by 173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A narrator introduces the audience to Rex O'Herlihan, a singing cowboy riding into town on his trusty horse, Wildfire. As the narrator ponders what westerns would be like if they were made today, O'Herlihan is thrust into the world of color, where he finds himself entering a cliché ridden town where the evil cattle tycoon teams up with the new raincoat-clad Italian cowboys as they attempt to rid the town of Rex and the sheep ranchers
Gunslinger's revenge( Visual )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The idealistic lifestyle of an old West farmer, his Indian wife, and half-breed son, who narrates the tale is disrupted when his father, and old gunslinger, shows up on the farm
Don Juan by Jacques Weber( Visual )

3 editions published between 1998 and 2005 in French and held by 167 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The nobleman Don Juan is on the run from two brothers for abandoning their sister before marriage. With no signs of repentance, Don Juan continues his amorous conquests with women he meets along the way regardless of the consequences
Jamoń, jamón by José Juan Bigas Luna( Visual )

19 editions published between 1992 and 2014 in Spanish and held by 142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The hilarious, sexy, complex story of two young lovers, the pregnant Sylvia and José Luis. When they announce their engagement, his mother hires the town's sexiest man to lure Sylvia and break them up. Chaos and comedy follow
Finding Altamira( Visual )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1879, Spanish archaeologist Marcelino and his daughter Maria discover seemingly impossible paintings of galloping bison adorning the walls of a hidden cave. The cave of Altamira brings the world together in amazement, drawing people of all types to see the paintings in person. But, Marcelino soon realizes that the art on the walls must be 10,000 years old, earlier than anyone believes possible
Ay, Carmela! by Carlos Saura( Visual )

17 editions published between 1990 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Carmela y Paulino son dos actores cómicos que actúan para el ocio del bando republicano durante la Guerra Civil Española. Un día el ejército nacional les coge presos y les obliga a hacer el espectáculo para ellos con la amenaza de ser fusilados si se niegan
Jealousy = Celos by Vicente Aranda( Visual )

8 editions published between 2000 and 2006 in Spanish and held by 100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Carmen and Antonio's story illustrates how jealousy can tear a couple apart as well as bring them back together
I'm so excited! by Pedro Almodóvar( Visual )

13 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in Spanish and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Un grupo de pasajeros con circunstacias muy distintas viven una situación de riesgo dentro de un avión que se dirige a México D.F. La situación de alarma acaba provocando una catarsis generalizada que a su vez acaba convirtiéndose en el mejor modo de escapar a la idea de la muerte
Amantes = Lovers by Vicente Aranda( Visual )

12 editions published between 1991 and 2014 in Spanish and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Set in '50s Spain, a young man (Sanz) leaves the army and looks for a job so he and his fiancée (Verdu) can get married. He rents a room from a widow (Abril), and shortly begins a torrid affair with her. The fiancée figures it out and decides to win him back by offering herself to him and taking him to meet her family. Ultimately he has to make a decision. Based on a true story." --IMDb
El sur by Adelaida García Morales( Visual )

21 editions published between 1982 and 2014 in Spanish and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

En una ciudad del norte de España viven Agustín, su mujer, Julia, y Estrella, la hija de ambos, que va creciendo fascinada por su padre, de quien observa todos sus actos. Así descubre que en la vida de él hay un gran secreto
¿Quién puede matar a un niño? = Who can kill a child? by Narciso Ibáñez Serrador( Visual )

5 editions published between 1984 and 2007 in Spanish and English and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Los niños de una isla solitaria del Mediterráneo han sufrido una mutación que les induce a eliminar a los adultos
Mujeres al borde de un ataque de nervios = Femmes au bord de la crise de nerfs by Pedro Almodóvar( Visual )

3 editions published between 1988 and 2005 in French and Spanish and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dans l'un des appartements les plus chics d'Espagne, quelques femmes, à bout de nerfs : Pepa est obsédée par son ex-amant Ivan qui vient de rompre, Candela a découvert que son amant était un terroriste chiite, Lucia sort tout juste d'un séjour de 20 ans dans un hôpital psychiatrique. Et il reste encore Marisa, la copine du fils d'Ivan, qui visite l'appartement... Ce film au rythme endiablé est une farce kitsch, libertine et malicieuse dans lequel les acteurs fétiches de Pedro Almodóvar nous font partager leur plaisir de jouer des personnages plus hystériques les uns que les autres. (Rédigé d'après la jaquette)
Libertarias by Vicente Aranda( Visual )

10 editions published between 1995 and 2015 in Spanish and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Spain, July 19, 1936. The Spanish Civil War has just begun and women as always play their part in this human tragedy. Maria, an innocent young nun, is forced to leave the convent after the arrival of the revolutionary troops in Barcelona. She takes refuge in a brothel where she meets a group of "Libertarias," women "drafted" as freedom fighters
Girl from Rio( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Discovering your wife is sleeping with your boss can make a man do strange things. For a Samba-obsessed London clerk, robbing a bank and boarding the first flight to Rio is just the beginning"--Container
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Alternative Names
Alcaine Escaño, José Luis

Alcaine Escaño, José Luis, 1938-

Alcaine, J. L. 1938-

Alcaine, José Luis

Alcaine, Jose Luis 1938-

Escaño Alcaine, José Luis, 1938-

José Luis Alcaine direttore della fotografia spagnolo

José Luis Alcaine Spaans director of photography

José Luis Alcaine Spanischer Kameramann

José Luis Alcaine Spanish cinematographer

Хосе Луис Алькайне

خوزه لوئیس آلکائینه


Belle époqueRustlers' rhapsody