WorldCat Identities

Poncela, Eusebio 1943-

Works: 36 works in 331 publications in 6 languages and 2,869 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Dark comedy films  Melodrama  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Comedy films  Action and adventure films  Internet videos  Romantic comedy films  Film adaptations  Erotic films 
Roles: Actor, Performer
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Eusebio Poncela
La ley del deseo = Law of desire by Pedro Almodóvar( Visual )

62 editions published between 1986 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 634 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 Pedro Almodóvar( Visual )

14 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in Spanish and Italian and held by 488 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An ex-bullfighter who is obsessed with killing confesses to a string of murders he didn't commit. The attractive lawyer he hires winds up falling for him and reveals some dark secrets of her own. After the two begin a romantic relationship a police inspector begins to fathom who the real killer, or killers, may be
Intacto = Intact by Juan Carlos Fresnadillo( Visual )

37 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 406 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Considered "lucky" after surviving a plane crash, a thief is recruited into an underground gambling ring where death and luck intermingle. Sam is the ring leader of a gang who discovers the theif's luck and attempts to "steal" it from him
Martín (Hache) by Adolfo Aristarain( Visual )

41 editions published between 1997 and 2009 in Spanish and held by 321 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 179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

8 editions published between 2002 and 2009 in Spanish and held by 122 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 Dorado by Carlos Saura( Visual )

38 editions published between 1984 and 2015 in Spanish and German and held by 101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Film about the explorer, Lope de Aguirre and his search for the mythical El Dorado
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 87 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
Arrebato by Iván Zulueta( Visual )

23 editions published between 1979 and 2010 in Spanish and held by 52 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
Los Borgia by Antonio Hernández( 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 44 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 )

4 editions published between 2001 and 2004 in Spanish and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Un psicópata asesino se infiltra en la tuna universitaria de Salamanca y elige sus víctimas a través de internet. Con la noche y la juerga desmadrada como cómplice, el "Tuno Negro" comete sus crímenes con una pauta simple: morirán aquellos que sean los peores estudiantes de cada clase. El último no pasará de curso, ni tendrá la opción de repetir
Cannibal man( Visual )

10 editions published between 1982 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 30 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
In Memoriam by Edward Steichen( Visual )

3 editions published in 1988 in Spanish and held by 26 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
Ogro( Visual )

10 editions published between 1979 and 2013 in Italian and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In December 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
Remake by Roger Gual( Visual )

8 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in Spanish and held by 20 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
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
Teresa el Cuerpo de Cristo by Ray Loriga( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in Spanish and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A drama based on the life of Spain's feminist mystic Saint Teresa
Operación Ogro by Gillo Pontecorvo( Visual )

10 editions published between 1987 and 2016 in Spanish and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

En diciembre de 1973, un comando de ETA asesinó al Almirante Carrero Blanco, quien había sido nombrado sólo unos días antes Presidente del Gobierno por el General Franco. En esta película se describe la preparación y ejecución de este atentado que cambió la historia de España
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
La ley del deseo = Law of desireMatadorViva Pedro : the Almodóvar collection
Spanish (258)

Italian (14)

English (9)

German (5)

French (1)

Russian (1)

MatadorIntacto = IntactViva Pedro : the Almodóvar collection