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Arau, Alfonso

Works: 99 works in 536 publications in 8 languages and 10,492 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Action and adventure films  Fantasy films  Romance films  Film adaptations  Comedy films  Western films  Romantic comedy films  Made-for-TV movies  Historical television programs 
Roles: Actor, Director, Lyricist, Producer, Author, Performer, Restager , Film editor, dir, fmd
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Alfonso Arau
Como agua para chocolate = Like water for chocolate by Alfonso Arau( Visual )

191 editions published between 1991 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 3,204 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Romantic fantasy set in early 20th century Mexico about a young couple, Tita and Pedro, blocked from marrying by a family tradition strictly enforced by Tita's cold and selfish mother. To be near his love the young man marries her sister, while Tita, as the family cook, expresses her passion for him through her cooking
A walk in the clouds by Alfonso Arau( Visual )

59 editions published between 1995 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 1,706 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After returning from World War II, Paul Sutton, a young G.I. discovers that homelife has become very different. Sutton's wife shows little interest in him or his plans for their future together, so fuelled by rejection he takes to the road in search of a new way of life. He meets up with Victoria Aragon the daughter of a proud vineyard owner. Victoria is pregnant and she fears for her life when it comes to telling her father the news, so Sutton decides to help her out by posing as her husband
Romancing the stone by Robert Zemeckis( Visual )

12 editions published between 1984 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,627 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A romance writer sets off to Colombia to pay the ransom of her kidnapped sister, and soon finds herself in the middle of a dangerous adventure. Thrown into a jungle full of gunfire, mud slides and poisonous snakes, Joan's only hope lies with Jack Colton, a rugged wanderer straight out of her novels. Together, they'll have to outwit the bandits and survive the jungle if they're to save her sister
A painted house by Scott Glenn( Visual )

12 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in English and held by 759 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

10-year-old Luke lives with his parents and grandparents in Arkansas during the Korean War. To pick the cotton in their fields, they must hire "hill people" and Mexicans. Hank is a "hill person" who doesn't take kindly to people looking down on him. Luke witnesses a fight that Hank gets into that causes the death of another person. With better times ahead to look forward to, the town gets excited about a new invention - television
The magnificent Ambersons by Orson Welles( Visual )

10 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in English and held by 714 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lavish new production made from Welles' original shooting script, allowing audiences to finally see his epic vision of the Pulitzer Prize-winning Booth Tarkington novel fully realized. The haunting story of a wealthy Midwestern family's struggle to adapt to the rapidly changing world at the dawn of the 20th century
Three Amigos! by John Landis( Visual )

6 editions published between 1988 and 2011 in English and French and held by 585 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Three Amigos, a silent screen comedy act, arrive in a remote Mexican hamlet for what they think is a lucrative personal appearance, only to discover that they are expected to save the village from a terrorizing gang of bandits
El Topo by Alejandro Jodorowsky( Visual )

23 editions published between 1967 and 2017 in 5 languages and held by 501 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A gunfighter avenges the death of his wife, then spurred on by a woman, seeks to prove himself by defeating other master gunfighters."--Container
I heart Shakey( Visual )

3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 425 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Single father J.T. and his precocious daughter Chandler move from a small town to Chicago with their lovable family mutt Shakey. After missing the fine print in their rental contract, J.T. is forced to find Shakey a new home. Chandler hatches a plan to keep Shakey and teach J.T. a valuable lesson about loyalty and the importance of keeping family together
Picking up the pieces by PBS Video( Visual )

16 editions published between 2000 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A sleepy Mexican town is turned upside down when a hand found by the side of the road begins granting miracles. Soon thousands are flocking to the local church to see the miraculous hand of the "Madonna."
Posse( Visual )

2 editions published between 1975 and 2004 in English and held by 98 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A publicity-hungry U.S. Marshal doesn't just hunt down and capture fugitives, he makes sure a photographer is around to record his crime-fighting exploits and bolster his political aspirations
Calzonzin inspector( Visual )

5 editions published between 1991 and 2005 in Spanish and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Everyone in town mistakes a stranger for a federal inspector
Zapata : el sueño del héroe( Visual )

3 editions published in 2004 in English and Spanish and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Evocation of a living myth, this film is about the hero Zapata and his fight against tyrannical power
Los hermanos muerte ; Pedro Pármano( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in Spanish and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pedro Páramo: After his mother's death Juan Preciado travels to the ghost town of Comala where he learns the truth about his father
--und deine Liebe auch( Visual )

4 editions published between 2000 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Berlin 1961: a love triangle develops as the Berlin Wall is being constructed. Eva, a young East German girl, must decide between two contrasting brothers--Klaus, who believes in making quick cash as a taxi driver in West Berlin, or the quiet and shy electrician, Ulli, who stands firmly behind the socialist ideology of the GDR. On August 13, 1961, Ulli stands guard at the border between East and West and with gun in hand forbids his brother to cross into the West. When Klaus is later arrested for trying to flee, Eva makes her decision
Tivoli by Grateful Dead (Musical group)( Visual )

6 editions published between 1974 and 2006 in Spanish and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Las autoridades van a demoler el teatro Tivoli para ampliar el paseo de La Reforma, pero, Quijamo, el empresario; Eva, la principal exótica, y el cómico Tiliches, intentan entrevistarse con el regente para impedirlo, pero no lo consiguen
Pedro Páramo by Carlos Velo( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in Spanish and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A petición de su madre que muere, Pedro entra en búsqueda de su padre
El rincón de la virgenes( Visual )

3 editions published between 1988 and 2007 in Spanish and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When a group of women try to persuade a junk dealer to appeal for the sainthood of a noted citizen, he instead regales them with the shocking and hilarious truth about the revered holy man
Scandalous John( Visual )

3 editions published between 1971 and 2009 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sometimes funny, sometimes poignant film about a feisty 79-year-old once-proud rancher now living in a half-real world of his own
Bittersüße Schokolade eine delikate Liebesgeschichte( Visual )

22 editions published between 1992 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Als Teenager verliebt sich die schöne Tita in Pedro. Doch ihre Mutter Elena hat andere Pläne mit ihrer jüngsten Tochter: Tita soll auf Ehemenn und Kinder verzichten, um ihrer Mutter zur Seite zu stehen. Um seiner Geliebten dennoch nahe zu sein, heiratet Pedro Titas Schwester Rosaura. Tita findet trotzdem einen Weg, Pedro ihre Liebe zuteil werden lassen. (Quelle: Umschlagtext)
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Alternative Names
Alfonso Arau attore e regista messicano

Alfonso Arau Film director, actor

Alfonso Arau Mexicaans filmregisseur

Alfonso Arau mexikanischer Schauspieler, Produzent und Regisseur

Arau, Alphonso 1932-

Arau Incháustegui, Alfonso

Incháustegui, Alfonso Arau

Альфонсо Арау

آلفونسو آرائو تهیه‌کننده، فیلمنامه‌نویس، بازیگر، و کارگردان مکزیکی


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