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Poncela, Eusebio 1943-

Works: 58 works in 270 publications in 6 languages and 2,755 library holdings
Genres: Drama  History  Historical television programs  Television programs  Western films  Television crime shows  Film adaptations  Television series  Action and adventure films  Thrillers (Motion pictures) 
Roles: Actor, Performer
Classifications: PN1992.77, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Eusebio Poncela
La ley del deseo Law of desire by Pedro Almodóvar( Visual )

76 editions published between 1986 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 660 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
Matador by Compañía Iberoamericana de TV( Visual )

12 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in Spanish and Italian and held by 483 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Diego is a matador unable to practice his craft after being badly gored. Maria is a successful Madrid lawyer. Diego teaches bullfighting to Angel, who wants to bullfight so he can die an exciting death and escape his strict, guilt-inducing Catholic mother. Angel has confessed to a string of recent murders--which he assumes he must be responsible for--having seen them happen in a series of hallucinatory visions, and Maria is defending him. Thanks to Angel, Diego and Maria finally meet. They might have gone through life forever unfulfilled were it not for him -- now they have each found someone with whom to share the ultimate pleasure. All that remains for them is the execution of their Liebestod
Intacto Intact by Juan Carlos Fresnadillo( Visual )

12 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 369 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When a bank robber named Tomas is the only survivor of a plane wreck, the luckless Federica thinks he's found the man who can defeat the Jew--the luckiest man alive, a Holocaust survivor who sits at the apex of a weird, underground world of increasingly dangerous gambles. But on their trail is a police detective named Sara who's pretty lucky herself--and as she learns more about how luck works, she begins to suspect she survived a car crash because she stole the luck of her husband and child, both of whom died
Martín (Hache) by Adolfo Aristarain( Visual )

39 editions published between 1997 and 2009 in Spanish and held by 316 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Martín "H" (for "hijo" [son in Spanish] thus his nickname, "hache" [Spanish for the letter "h"] or "Junior" in English) suffers an overdose after his girlfriend breaks up with him. Hache is directionless and difficult, so his mother sends him to live with his father, an Argentine expat who lives in Madrid. Martín tries to reach out to his son, but it soon becomes clear that Hache needs to leave his father's place and make his own way
Viva Pedro the Almodóvar collection by Pedro Almodóvar( Visual )

2 editions published in 2007 in Spanish and held by 178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eight of director Pedro Almodóvar's original films
800 bullets 800 balas by Álex de la Iglesia( Visual )

5 editions published between 2002 and 2009 in Spanish and held by 118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This anarchic comedy from Spain's reigning master of cinematic mayhem centers on a 12-year old boy who sneaks off to find the Spanish setting of a number of Hollywood westerns in hopes of finding his grandfather, a former stuntman, who he's just learned is still alive and performing at the run-down theme park
El Beso del sueño( Visual )

6 editions published between 1993 and 2006 in Spanish and held by 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Margot, an expensive prostitute, is given to robbing passengers on trains. This story repeats itself until one day she receives a surprising booty. From that moment on, Margot becomes increasingly wrapped up in a turbulent network of death, seduction and blackmail
A shadow you soon will be Una sombra ya pronto serás by Héctor Olivera( Visual )

3 editions published in 2002 in Spanish and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A nameless washed-up computer programmer walks off into the endless pampas after the train he is on breaks down in the middle of nowhere. We follow him as he wanders through forgotten towns, deserted hotels, abandoned highways and broken dreams, encountering along the road a succession of equally lost souls, including a globe-trotting gambler, a circus owner whose performers left him "because the whole country was a circus" and a tarot reader with large gaps in her knowledge of the future
The Borgias by Jeremy Irons( Visual )

3 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in Spanish and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Juan, César y Jofré, los tres hijos de Rodrigo Borgia, se dirigen al Vaticano, donde se está celebrando el cónclave para elegir para elegir nuevo Papa. Allí se enteran que su padre acaba de ser elegido pontífice con el nombre de Alejandro VI. El nuevo Papa sueña con aumentar los territorios del Vaticano de todas las formas posibles. Entre los hermanos comienza una gran rivalidad, mientras los enemigos de la familia aguardan cualquier oportunidad para impedir la hegemonía d elos Borgia en Roma."--Información impresa en el envase
El laberinto griego The Greek labyrinth( Visual )

5 editions published between 1992 and 2006 in Spanish and Italian and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A private investigator in Barcelona is involved in the search for a mysterious Greek man, the lover of the alluring French woman who hired him
Tuno negro Black serenade( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in Spanish and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A psychopathic killer selects his victims from the internet and begins preying on students at a university in Salamanca, Spain. A new student has discovered a pattern to the killings. She tracks the killer using art history to decipher the clues
El Dorado REPLACED by Howard Hawks( Visual )

5 editions published between 1989 and 2006 in Spanish and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Film about the explorer, Lope de Aguirre and his search for the mythical El Dorado
In Memoriam by Edward Steichen( Visual )

3 editions published in 1988 in Spanish and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A man returns to his hometown after years of living abroad and discovers that he has been inadvertently involved in a crime that happened the very night he left the country. The victim was a woman to whom he never could express his love. The man has to come to terms with a past he longed to leave behind, only to find out that his passivity and inability to communicate produced the tragedy he now laments
Cannibal man( Visual )

5 editions published between 2000 and 2007 in English and Spanish and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A slaughterhouse worker accidentally kills a man and begins to lose his sanity. As his crimes escalate he disposes of the bodies by eating them
Remake by Roger Gual( Visual )

8 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in Spanish and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A group of friends who used to live on a Catalunyan commune, reunite more than 30 years later. As the weekend unfolds, they're confronted not only by failed ideals and old memories, but by their underachieving children, who blame their non-traditional upbringing for all their problems
Teresa el Cuerpo de Cristo by Ray Loriga( Visual )

2 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in Spanish and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A drama based on the life of Spain's feminist mystic Saint Teresa
La sonámbula( Visual )

6 editions published between 1998 and 2005 in Spanish and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A town is ravaged by an explosion in a chemical plant and almost everybody lost their memories. A team is assembled to try to reconstruct the lives of all these people and one of the main tools they use is dream analysis. They are baffled by a strange woman who never sleeps but has daydreams of a mystical resistance fighter who has promised to bring down the system
Arrebato by Iván Zulueta( Visual )

3 editions published between 2004 and 2010 in Spanish and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A director of horror films becomes obsessed with the relationship between image and reality in this meditation on the power of cinema
Operación Ogro by Gillo Pontecorvo( Visual )

9 editions published between 1987 and 2016 in Spanish and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Dec. 1973 a commando of ETA assassinated Admiral Carrero Blanco who, a few days earlier, had been named President of the Spanish government by General Franco. The film dramatizes the preparations and execution of this event which changed the history of Spain
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La ley del deseo Law of desireMatadorViva Pedro the Almodóvar collection
Spanish (177)

German (13)

English (7)

Italian (4)

French (1)

Russian (1)

MatadorIntacto IntactViva Pedro the Almodóvar collection