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Almodóvar, Agustin

Overview
Works: 29 works in 335 publications in 7 languages and 10,511 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Comedy films  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Dark comedy films  History  Film adaptations  Anthology films  Sex comedy films  Horror films  Detective and mystery films 
Roles: Producer, Author of screenplay, pmn, Scenarist, Actor, Director, Performer
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
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Publications about Agustin Almodóvar
Publications by Agustin Almodóvar
Most widely held works by Agustin Almodóvar
Volver by Pedro Almodóvar( visu )
18 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 1,955 libraries worldwide
The central focus in Volver is a family of women: mother and grandmother Irene, her daughters Raimunda and Sole, and Raimunda's 14-year-old daughter Paula. Irene is dead: She died with the girls' father in a fire many years ago in their birth village in La Mancha. Raimunda lives in Madrid with Paula and her shiftless husband, who is malevolent, irrelevant, or absent. Separated Sole runs an unlicensed beauty parlor in her apartment. Their old aunt, Paula, still lives in the village and speaks about her sister Irene as if she were still alive. When the aunt dies, some things change, many things return, and Raimunda's troubles become extremely complicated. She bustles through them with passionate determination, a hard-working woman pulled in fifty directions, making a life for her family, reveling in every emotion but self-pity
Los abrazos rotos = Broken embraces by Pedro Almodóvar( visu )
14 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in Spanish and French and held by 1,113 libraries worldwide
Pedro Almódovar's acclaimed tale of sex, secrets and cinema. When her father becomes gravely ill, beautiful Lena consents to a relationship with her boss Ernesto Martel. An extremely wealthy and much-older man, he pays for her father's hospitalisation and provides her a lavish lifestyle. Lena's dream, however, is to act and she soon falls for the director of her first film - a project bankrolled by her jealous husband to keep her near. Upon his discovery of the affair, Ernesto stops at nothing to ruin Lena's happiness
La mala educación = Bad education by Pedro Almodóvar( visu )
37 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 1,095 libraries worldwide
Two lifelong friends revisit some painful memories from their Catholic school days, with unexpected consequences
El Espinazo del Diablo = The Devil's backbone by Guillermo del Toro( visu )
23 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in Spanish and English and held by 1,076 libraries worldwide
"The Devil's backbone tells the tale of a remote Spanish orphanage during the final days of the Spanish Civil War whose young inhabitants are brutally terrorised by Santi, a decomposing spirit who stalks the building's dark decaying hallways. But as the film builds to a grisly, explosive finale, the children learn the true story of Santi's death and rise up to vow a deadly vengeance on his vicious murderer"--Container
The skin I live in = La piel que habito by Pedro Almodóvar( visu )
30 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in Spanish and English and held by 1,011 libraries worldwide
Since his wife was burned in a car crash, Dr. Robert Ledgard, an eminent plastic surgeon, has wanted to create a new skin with which he could have saved her. After twelve years, he cultivates a skin that is a real shield against every assault. Now, besides the years of study and experimentation, the unscrupulous doctor needs to find an associate and a human guinea pig. Marrilia, the woman who looked after him from birth, is his best and most faithful accomplice. But where will they find the human pig?
Relatos salvajes = Wild tales by Damián Szifron( visu )
16 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in Spanish and German and held by 961 libraries worldwide
Six short stories involving people out for vengeance. Vulnerable in the face of a reality that shifts and suddenly turns unpredictable, the characters cross the thin line that divides civilization and barbarism. A lover's betrayal, a return to the repressed past and the violence woven into everyday encounters drive the characters to madness as they cede to the undeniable pleasure of losing control
Carne trémula by Boca Boca Producciones( visu )
19 editions published between 1997 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 547 libraries worldwide
"The lives of five people are intertwined by romance, friendship and rivalry. Victor has fallen for a woman, Elena. Elena wants nothing to do with Victor and she calls the cops when he shows up at her apartment. The two cops that show up are David and Sancho. Sancho is a chronic, abusive drunk and believes his wife, Clara may be having an affair with his partner, David."
La mujer sin cabeza = The headless woman by Lucrecia Martel( visu )
2 editions published in 2009 in Spanish and held by 538 libraries worldwide
"A bourgeois woman is driving alone on a dirt road when she becomes distracted and runs over something. In the days following this jarring incident, she becomes dazed and emotionally disconnected from the people and events in her life. She becomes obsessed with the possibility that she may have killed someone. The police confirm that there were no accidents reported in the area and everything returns to normal, until a gruesome discovery is made"--Container
I'm so excited! by Pedro Almodóvar( visu )
16 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in Spanish and English and held by 447 libraries worldwide
A mechanical failure on a plane flying to Mexico City is endangering the lives of the passengers aboard. As the pilots attempt to fix the error, the attendants attempt to assist the passengers, and the passengers have a catharsis of emotion that helps them escape the idea of death
Atame! = Tie me up/Tie me down! by Pedro Almodóvar( visu )
25 editions published between 1989 and 2014 in Spanish and German and held by 389 libraries worldwide
A rambunctious dark comedy. An unbalanced but alluring former mental patient takes a B-movie porn star prisoner in the hopes of convincing her to marry him. A highly unconventional romance that came on the spike heels of Almodovar's international sensation Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, this is a splashy, sexy central work in the career of one of the world's most beloved and provocative auteurs
Todo sobre mi madre by Pedro Almodóvar( visu )
37 editions published between 1999 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 290 libraries worldwide
Manuela is a devoted single mother who needs to come to grips with the death of her 17-year-old son, Esteban. She had never told Esteban about his father, but after reading her son's journal she realizes she has to find Esteban's father, and explain what has happened. She leaves Madrid for Barcelona, to reconnect with her old friend Agrado, who introduces her to Rosa, a young nun in trouble, and Huma Rojo, a brilliant actress whom young Esteban idolized. A Hollywood melodrama done up as Greek tragedy translated into the context of everyday modern life, the film sums up both the boundlessness and the limitations of a mother's love
Mujeres al borde de un ataque de "nervios" = Women on the verge of a nervous breakdown ( visu )
4 editions published between 1988 and 2009 in Spanish and held by 244 libraries worldwide
Pepa is a successful actress, doing voice-dubbing and detergent commercials. She lives in a beautiful apartment in the heart of Madrid, with her lover and fellow actor Ivan. He has deserted her without warning, and may have gone back to his wife Lucia, who has been in a mental institution for twenty years. Pepa's best friend, Candela has an equally serious problem: her boyfriend has been arrested as a terrorist, and she needs to hide from the police. Ivan's son and pushy fiancée arrive, possible tenants for Pepa's apartment. As Pepa's apartment fills up, hearts are broken, stockings torn, suicide attempts botched, and windows smashed--the chaos of the day ends with soporifically terrific gazpacho for all
Viva Pedro : Special features ( visu )
1 edition published in 2007 in Spanish and held by 215 libraries worldwide
Special features for "Viva Pedro: The Almodóvar Collection" set include cast and crew interviews, analyses of Almodóvar's works, biographical documentary, featurettes, and previews
Hable con ella = Talk to her by Pedro Almodóvar( visu )
15 editions published between 2002 and 2009 in Spanish and English and held by 206 libraries worldwide
Marco, a journalist grieving for a love affair that ended ten years' ago, falls in love with Lydia, a bullfighter also on the rebound. Benigno, a nurse, dedicates his life to his only patient, a young dancer in a coma as a result of an accident four years' before; he talks to her, reads to her, holds photographs in front of her closed eyes. When Lydia is brought comatose to the hospital where Benigno works, he and Marco become friendly, and the nurse encourages the journalist to talk to her and hope for a miracle. Marco is Sancho to Benigno's Quixote, and as Benigno's hopes for his patient become fantasies, Marco tries to inject reality. Does a miracle await?
La flor de mi secreto = The flower of my secret by Pedro Almodóvar( visu )
18 editions published between 1996 and 2010 in Spanish and German and held by 172 libraries worldwide
Leo writes romance novels, but with a loveless marriage, she finds herself fresh out of inspiration. Angel is a tough and gruff journalist with an iron will and a heart of gold. When their paths happen to cross, they discover something neither had expected, a real-life love affair
Acción mutante by Álex de la Iglesia( visu )
18 editions published between 1992 and 2008 in Spanish and English and held by 72 libraries worldwide
Dystopic science fiction film set in the year 2012 in a world ruled by bodybuilders, designers and the ultra-chic. Accion Mutante, an underground group of mentally and physically disabled are the sole resistance to the cult of beauty and wealth. Ramon, the leader of the group devises plots to kidnap Patricia, daughter of a wealthy industrialist, but the plot does not work out as planned
High heels = Tacones lejanos by Pedro Almodóvar( visu )
14 editions published between 1991 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 63 libraries worldwide
When a TV anchorwoman (Victoria Abril) is reunited with her long-estranged mother, a famous and flamboyant singer-actress (Marisa Paredes), their reconciliation is cause for great celebration. But when the daughter introduces her husband, it is none other than her mother's ex-lover. And when the husband is mysteriously killed, both mother and daughter come under suspicion in a frenzied investigation highlighted by a televised murder confession
La niña santa by Lucrecia Martel( visu )
2 editions published in 2005 in Spanish and held by 37 libraries worldwide
Two teenage girls adjust to their maturing sexuality and religious upbringing
Mujeres al borde de un ataque de "nervios" = Women on the verge of a nervous breakdown by Pedro Almodóvar( visu )
9 editions published between 1988 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 27 libraries worldwide
Pepa e Iván, una pareja que se dedica al doblaje de películas, rompe su relación justo cuando ella se queda embarazada, aunque él no lo sabe. La vida de Pepa se complica todavía más cuando su casa se va llenando de gente a través de la que descubre un montón de cosas sobre la soledad y la locura
Julieta by Pedro Almodóvar( visu )
2 editions published in 2016 in Spanish and held by 16 libraries worldwide
Julieta s'apprête à quitter Madrid définitivement lorsqu'une rencontre fortuite avec Bea, l'amie d'enfance de sa fille Antía, la pousse à changer ses projets. Bea lui apprend qu'elle a croisé Antía une semaine plus tôt. Julieta se met alors à nourrir l'espoir de retrouvailles avec sa fille qu'elle n'a pas vue depuis des années. Elle décide de lui écrire tout ce qu'elle a gardé secret depuis toujours. [Source : jaquette]
 
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