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Deseo, S.A.

Overview
Works: 107 works in 435 publications in 3 languages and 17,260 library holdings
Genres: Drama  History  Film adaptations  Fiction  Motion pictures  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Comedy films 
Roles: Producer
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
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Publications about Deseo, S.A.
Publications by Deseo, S.A.
Most widely held works by Deseo, S.A.
Todo sobre mi madre All about my mother by Pedro Almodóvar( visu )
33 editions published between 1999 and 2009 in Spanish and French and held by 1,977 libraries worldwide
Manuela is the perfect mother. A hard-working nurse, she's built a comfortable life for herself and her teenage son. But when tragedy strikes and her son is killed in a car accident, her world crumbles
Volver Return ( visu )
3 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in Spanish and held by 1,840 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
Mujeres al borde de un ataque de "nervios" Women on the verge of a nervous breakdown by Pedro Almodóvar( visu )
26 editions published between 1988 and 2009 in Spanish and English and held by 1,687 libraries worldwide
Madcap comedy about a woman who has been jilted by the love of her life, her friend who is in love with a terrorist, and her ex-lover's crazed wife
Hable con ella by Pedro Almodóvar( visu )
14 editions published between 2002 and 2009 in Spanish and held by 1,512 libraries worldwide
In a private clinic Barco and Benigno strike up a friendship while caring for comatose women
Los abrazos rotos Broken embraces ( visu )
7 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in Spanish and held by 1,059 libraries worldwide
Summary: "Harry Caine, a blind writer, reaches this moment in time when he has to heal his wounds from 14 years back. He was then still known by his real name, Mateo Blanco, and directing his last movie."--IMDb
La mala educación Bad education by Pedro Almodóvar( visu )
13 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in Spanish and held by 1,013 libraries worldwide
Filmmaker Enrique gets a visit from an aspiring actor claiming to be his old school friend Igancio, who has written a story about their traumatic childhood spent at Catholic school. In the story, a drag performer attempts to blackmail a predatory priest by exposing their scandalous past. When Enrique produces a film based on the story, the villainous priest from their school days arrives to tell his own version of the events
El Espinazo del Diablo The Devil's backbone ( visu )
3 editions published between 2001 and 2004 in Spanish and held by 898 libraries worldwide
"Twelve-year-old Carlos is the latest arrival to Santa Lucia School, an imposing stone building that shelters the orphans of the Republican militia and politicians during the last days of the Spanish Civil War. Carlos gradually uncovers the dark ties that bind the inhabitants of the school: hidden riches, sexual intrigue and the restless ghost of a murdered student"--Container
La flor de mi secreto The flower of my secret by Pedro Almodóvar( visu )
17 editions published between 1996 and 2008 in Spanish and held by 773 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 cross, they discover something neither had expected - a real-life love affair"--Container
Carne trémula by Pedro Almodóvar( visu )
17 editions published between 1997 and 2009 in Spanish and held by 688 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
The secret life of words by Isabel Coixet( visu )
5 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and held by 644 libraries worldwide
A former nurse running from her past is brought to an oil rig to care for a man who has been temporarily blinded in a burn accident. A strange intimacy develops between them that transforms their lives
La niña santa by Lucrecia Martel( visu )
3 editions published in 2005 in Spanish and held by 503 libraries worldwide
Dr. Jano is speaking at a medical convention at an Argentinean hotel well past its prime. He is attracted to Helena, single mother and co-owner of the hotel. Amalia, Helena's teenage daughter, is starting to explore both her faith and her sexuality, spending much of her time with her best friend Josephina. In their imaginations, the girls tend to conflate the erotic, the religious, and the lurid. Then Dr. Jano makes an anonymous sexual advance towards Amalia in public, and sets in motion a chain of events that will have serious consequences for all of them
La mujer sin cabeza The headless woman ( visu )
1 edition published in 2009 in Spanish and held by 487 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
Atame! Tie me up/Tie me down! ( visu )
7 editions published between 1990 and 2003 in Spanish and held by 478 libraries worldwide
Comedy about an orphaned mental patient who is determined to create an ideal family for himself, so, in an irrationally inspired bid for love, he kidnaps a recovering drug addict/porn star
La piel que habito The skin I live in ( visu )
2 editions published in 2012 in Spanish and held by 400 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 accomplice, and a human guinea pig. Marrilia, the woman who looked after him from birth, is his most faithful accomplice. But where will they find the human pig?
My life without me by Isabel Coixet( visu )
9 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in English and Spanish and held by 372 libraries worldwide
A young woman is dying from cancer, so she decides to live her life with a passion and zest she has never known before
La piel que habito by Pedro Almodóvar( visu )
7 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in Spanish and held by 339 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 accomplice, and a human guinea pig. Marrilia, the woman who looked after him from birth, is his most faithful accomplice. But where will they find the human pig?
High heels Tacones lejanos by Pedro Almodóvar( visu )
26 editions published between 1991 and 2011 in Spanish and French and held by 322 libraries worldwide
The husband of a TV anchorwoman, ex-lover of her long-estranged singer-actress mother, is mysteriously killed, and both mother and daughter come under suspicion in a frenzied investigation filled with romantic mix-ups and mistaken identities
El espinazo del diablo by Guillermo del Toro( visu )
9 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in Spanish and held by 307 libraries worldwide
"One of the most personal film by Guillermo del Toro,... is also among his most frightening and emotionally layered. Set during the final week of the Spanish Civil War, it tells the tale of a twelve-year-old boy who, after his freedom-fighting father is killed, is sent to a haunted rural orphanage full of terrible secrets. Del Toro expertly combines gothic ghost story, murder mystery, and historical melodrama in a stylish melange that, like his later Pan's Labyrinth, reminds us the scariest monsters are often the human ones"--Container
Kika by Pedro Almodóvar( visu )
23 editions published between 1993 and 2009 in Spanish and French and held by 303 libraries worldwide
A dizzy dame hairdresser, Kika, gets involved with a host of unusual characters: a homicidal expatriate Yank writer, Nicholas, and his bewildered stepson, Ramon, an uncommunicative underwear photographer; a vampish, oddball femme tv reporter, Andrea, who's constantly on the lookout for "reality" scoops and who wears a rubber suit with a revolving video camera mounted on her head; a lesbian maid, Juana, and her mentally-deficient convicted rapist brother, Pablo, who escaped while on parole from prison to attend a religious festival in his home town
La ley del deseo Law of desire ( visu )
3 editions published between 1987 and 2007 in Spanish and held by 270 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
 
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Alternative Names
Deseo (Firm)
El Deseo (Firm)
Languages
Spanish (204)
English (14)
French (10)
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