WorldCat Identities

Maestre, Francisco

Works: 8 works in 24 publications in 3 languages and 501 library holdings
Genres: Drama  History  Motion pictures  Fiction 
Roles: Actor
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Francisco Maestre
El Espinazo del Diablo The Devil's backbone by Guillermo del Toro( Visual )
3 editions published in 2013 in Spanish and held by 300 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"One of the most personal film by Guillermo del Toro,... is also among his most frightening and emotionally layered. Set during the final week of the Spanish Civil War, it tells the tale of a twelve-year-old boy who, after his freedom-fighting father is killed, is sent to a haunted rural orphanage full of terrible secrets. Del Toro expertly combines gothic ghost story, murder mystery, and historical melodrama in a stylish melange that, like his later Pan's Labyrinth, reminds us the scariest monsters are often the human ones"--Container
La mala educación Bad education by Pedro Almodóvar( Visual )
5 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in Spanish and held by 155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In 1980 Madrid, filmmaker Enrique Goded is scrambling for inspiration. A bearded young man arrives at his production office, claiming to be his old parochial school friend Ignacio Rodriguez. Ignacio has written a story called "The Visit" about their early experiences with a sexually predatory priest named Manolo, which would make a great project--but only if he can play the lead. Enrique takes the story home and reads. And reads. Filled with standard deceits, double-crosses, passions, desires, seductions, crimes of the flesh and of lucre, this film noir thriller is appropriately convoluted and dark, and involves blackmail, false identities, lust, drug addiction, and cover-ups--just for starters--since the story we see may or may not be the one that Enrique read
Taxi by Carlos Saura( Visual )
5 editions published between 1996 and 2008 in Spanish and French and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In this grim crime melodrama, fascist Spanish taxi drivers unite to become a xenophobic vigilante force dedicated to eradicating all undesirables from the streets of Madrid. Velasco is the leader of the murderous cabbie clan that is comprised of Dani and his father Reme, the skinhead Nino and the nearly insane ex-policeman Calero. Velasco's daughter Paz secretly desires Dani, but her dreams are dashed when she learns about the nefarious activities of Dani and her father. The gang's self-appointed mission is to kill all undesirable foreigners (Arab immigrants are a favorite target), gays and lesbians, blacks and drug addicts. Internal turmoil comes from the burgeoning romance between Paz and Dani coupled with Dani's gradual realization that "the family" may be in the wrong
Justino un asesino de la tercera edad ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in Spanish and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A bullfighter, unable to adjust to retirement, finds a new career in crime
La mala educación ( )
4 editions published between 2004 and 2010 in Spanish and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Dos niño, Ignacio y Enrique, conocen el amor, el cine y el miedo en un colegio religioso a principios de los años 60. El Padre Manolo, director del colegio y su profesor de literatura, es testigo y parte de estos descubrimientos. Los trs personajes vuelven a encontrarse dos veces más, a finales de los 70 y en el 80. El reencuentro marcará la vida y la muerte de alguno de ellos
Al-Andalus the heritage of Islamic Spain ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Depicts the artistic and cultural achievements of Islam in the Iberian Peninsula and the Maghrib in the years 711 to 1492
al-Andalus artes islamicas en España ( Visual )
in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Documentaire enrichi de reconstitutions historiques dépeignant les contributions artistiques et culturelles de l'islam dans la Péninsule ibérique de 711 à 1492
La herencia Valdemar + La herencia Valdemar II: La sombra Prohibida ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2013 in Spanish and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Luisa Lorente es una experta tasadora de casas antiguas que acude a la mansión Valdemar en lo que parece ser otro trabajo rutinario. Pero, al llegar allí, desaparece sin dejar rastro. Su jefe, Maximilian, contrata los servicios del detective Nicolás Tremel para encontrarla lo antes posible. Tremel se enfrentará entonces a la leyenda de Valdemar, una tragedia que ocurrió hace más de un siglo pero cuyas consecuencias siguen vigentes en la actualidad (La herencia Valdemar)
Audience Level
Audience Level
  Kids General Special  
Audience level: 0.29 (from 0.00 for La herenci ... to 0.92 for al-Andalus ...)
Alternative Names
Maestre, Juan Francisco
Maestre, Paco
Maestre, Paco 1957-2011
Maestre Soriano, Francisco 1957-2011
Spanish (21)
English (2)
French (1)