WorldCat Identities

Trueba, David 1969-

Works: 90 works in 423 publications in 10 languages and 4,356 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Drama  Documentary films  Comedy films  Coming-of-age films  Road films  Psychological fiction  Film adaptations  Historical films 
Roles: Author, Director, Author of screenplay, Scenarist, Restager , Contributor
Classifications: PQ6653.E62, 863.64
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by David Trueba
Balseros by Carles Bosch( Visual )

14 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 701 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The true account of seven Cuban refugees (and their families) who attempted to immigrate to America via a series of homemade rafts
Learning to lose : a novel by David Trueba( Book )

27 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 650 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It is Sylvia's sixteenth birthday, and her life as an adult is about to begin--not with the party she had been planning, but with a car accident and a broken leg. Behind the wheel is a talented young soccer player, just arrived from Buenos Aires and set for stardom on and off the field. As their destinies collide and a young romance is set in motion, across town, Sylvia's father and grandfather are finding their own lives suddenly derailed by a violent murder and a secret affair with a prostitute. Set against the maze of Madrid's congested and contested streets, Learning to Lose follows these four individuals as they swerve off course in unexpected directions. Each of them is dodging guilt and the fear of failure, but their shared search for happiness, love, purity, redemption, and, above all, a way to survive, forms a taut narrative web that binds the characters together. From one of Spain's most celebrated contemporary writers, Learning to Lose is a lucid and gripping view into the complexities of lives overturned and into the capriciousness of modern life, with its intoxicating highs and devastating lows
Vivir es fácil con los ojos cerrados = Living is easy with eyes closed by David Trueba( Visual )

22 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in Spanish and English and held by 575 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Spain, 1966: Antonio is a teacher and a Beatles fan, facets he combines by getting his pupils to recite the lyrics from Help in English class. When he learns that his idol John Lennon is making a film in Almeria, he resolves to meet him. On the journey he picks up two young runaways: Bethlehem, a pregnant girl fleeing a convent, and Juanjo, a boy escaping a dictatorial father
La niña de tus ojos = Girl of your dreams by Rafael Azcona( Visual )

11 editions published between 1998 and 2011 in Spanish and held by 377 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Coming from the Franco side of the Civil War, a Spanish troupe of actors try to survive by escaping the war and going to work as far away from the war as possible-Berlin, Germany. They are not big stars and the film they are about to shoot will not make cinema history, but at least it will give them more time to live
Blitz by David Trueba( Book )

15 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 361 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"From the author of Learning to Lose, David Trueba's new novel about a young Spanish architect's affair with an older German woman. Blitz is a romantic tragicomedy that recounts the exploits of Beto, a young architect who heads to Munich with his girlfriend to take part in a landscape-planning competition. In an instant, a text message Beto wasn't meant to receive shatters him, leaving him bewildered and heading nowhere. But unintentionally he falls into the arms of Helga, an older woman, in a cross-generational encounter that is the heart of the tale. With sensitivity and biting wit, Trueba crafts a story of errant souls and lost loves, humorously critiquing male narcissism, all the while showing us that in this modern age it is more important than ever to appreciate every moment and embrace intimacy when luck allows it, no matter from where"--
Soldados de Salamina by David Trueba( Visual )

27 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in 4 languages and held by 288 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A writer is assigned to write about the Spanish Civil War. After her article is published, she receives a letter which leads her to research the shooting of the poet Rafael Sánchez. She becomes intrigued by the identity of the mysterious soldier who spared Sanchez' life
Madrid, 1987( Visual )

8 editions published between 2011 and 2016 in Spanish and held by 226 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On a hot summer day in a vacant Madrid during a period of social and political transition in Spain, Miquel, a feared and respected journalist, sets up a meeting with Angela, a young journalism student, in a friend's studio. His intentions are clearly sexual, hers are less clear. Chance events force them together for more time than they would have chosen--locked in a bathroom, naked, without the possibility of escape
Abierto toda la noche by David Trueba( Book )

45 editions published between 1995 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Une saga familiale où se mêlent tendresse, humour, mélancolie et un zeste de tragédie
Cuatro amigos by David Trueba( Book )

29 editions published between 1999 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vier Spaanse vrienden van eind twintig trekken een zomer lang met een oud bestelbusje door Spanje, op zoek naar plezier en op de vlucht voor de verantwoordelijkheden van het volwassen worden
La buena vida = The good life by David Trueba( Visual )

4 editions published between 1996 and 2005 in Spanish and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fifteen-year-old Tristan (Fernando Ramallo) is passionate about two things other boys his age are not-- growing up and penning his own biography. While his parents are away on vacation in Paris, he sets out to conquer both. However things don't go according to plan when he learns that his parents have been killed in an accident. This life altering event forces Tristan to mature but not according to his own intentions
Diálogos de Salamina : un paseo por el cine y la literatura by Javier Cercas( Book )

4 editions published in 2003 in Spanish and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Soldados de Salamina by Javier Cercas( Book )

8 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in Spanish and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Rafael se cayó al suelo. Uno de los hombres se miraron. El soldado dijo a su compañero : 'Aquí no hay nadie, vámonos."--Editor
Obra maestra by Manga Films( Visual )

15 editions published between 2000 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Benito and Carolo are two passionate film enthusiasts. Through film, they escape their miserable everyday existence. They decide to shoot their own film, a musical, and they try to convince Amanda, a famous movie star to star in their work. When she refuses, they kidnap her
Vivir es fácil con los ojos cerrados : cuaderno de rodaje y guión by David Trueba( Book )

7 editions published in 2014 in Spanish and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Antonio (Javier Cámara) es un profesor que utiliza las canciones de The Beatles para enseñar inglés en la España de 1966. Cuando se entera de que su ídolo John Lennon está en Almería rodando una película, decide viajar hasta allí para conocerle. En su ruta recoge a Juanjo (Francesc Colomer), un chico de 16 años que se ha fugado de casa, y a Belén (Natalia de Molina), una joven de 21 que aparenta estar también escapando de algo. (FILMAFFINITY)
Los peores años de nuestra vida : guion original by David Trueba( Book )

6 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in Spanish and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Los peores años de nuestra vida( Visual )

15 editions published between 1994 and 2004 in Spanish and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alberto, un romántico adolescente, se encuentra al borde de la desesperación al contrario que su atractivo hermano que corteja a todas las chicas de la ciudad con notable éxito. Alberto está acostumbrado a ser el perdedor, sin embargo su suerte está a punto de cambiar cuando se enamora locamente de María. Su hermano se ofrece a echarle una mano pero sus intenciones son las mismas que las de Alberto
Tragarse la lengua y otros artículos de ocasión by David Trueba( Book )

6 editions published in 2003 in Spanish and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La buena vida by David Trueba( Book )

7 editions published in 1996 in Spanish and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Soldados de Salamina( Visual )

6 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in Spanish and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A writer investigates an episode in the Spanish Civil War
Érase una vez by David Trueba( Book )

5 editions published in 2013 in Spanish and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Alternative Names
David Trueba regista, scrittore e sceneggiatore spagnolo

David Trueba Spaans acteur

David Trueba spanischer Schauspieler, Schriftsteller, Drehbuchautor und Regisseur

David Trueba Spanish writer

Rodríguez, David Trueba 1969-

Trubea, David 1969-

Trueba, David

Trueba Rodríguez, David 1969-

Νταβίντ Τρουέμπα Ισπανός σκηνοθέτης

Труэба, Давид испанский кинематографист

داوید تروئبا فیلمنامه‌نویس، بازیگر، نویسنده، و کارگردان اسپانیایی



Learning to lose : a novelLa niña de tus ojos = Girl of your dreamsAbierto toda la nocheLos peores años de nuestra vida : guion original