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Azcona, Rafael 1926-2008

Overview
Works: 364 works in 1,140 publications in 7 languages and 6,935 library holdings
Genres: Drama  History  Film adaptations  Bildungsromans  Fantasy films  Fiction  Interviews  Film and video adaptations  Dark comedy films  Gangster films 
Roles: Author of screenplay, Author, Scenarist, Bibliographic antecedent, Adapter, Contributor, Author of dialog, Conceptor, Editor, Producer
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works about Rafael Azcona
 
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Butterfly ( Visual )
10 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in Spanish and French and held by 979 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A timid young boy learns about a world of possiblities when his teacher shows him the wonders of nature ; but as the Spanish Civil War affects their community, the boy and his family must choose where they stand in the conflict
Belle époque by Fernando Trueba( Visual )
48 editions published between 1987 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 889 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In 1931, Fernando, a handsome, young Spanish Civil War deserter who befriends a free-thinking artist, finds himself in a romantic dilemma when the artist's four beautiful daughters return to their country home. Which woman should he love?
Ay, Carmela! by Carlos Saura( Visual )
43 editions published between 1990 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 567 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Aragón, Spain, 1938. Carmela and her two companions quit their posts as entertainers for the Republican troops in search for a better fortune. By mistake, they cross over to the Nationalist zone, get arrested and are given the chance to perform for their freedom
Mafioso by Alberto Lattuada( Visual )
14 editions published between 1963 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 406 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Un vecchio giuramento costringe un siciliano, che si è rifatto onestamente una vita a Milano, a diventare un killer della mafia
La niña de tus ojos Girl of your dreams by Fernando Trueba( Visual )
17 editions published between 1998 and 2005 in Spanish and held by 397 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In Civil War torn Spain, Germany invites a group of filmmakers to shoot two versions of the Andalusian musical drama "The girl of your dreams" in Berlin. Happy to leave the war behind them, the troupe of Spaniards starts filming in Hitler's Berlin. The hospitality upon their arrival has more to do with the youthful charms of Macarena Granada. What's more, the only Andalusion-looking extras in Germany are the gypsies and Jewish prisoners in a nearby concentration camp. When Macarena befriends one of the prisoners, the troupe must decide if the movie is more important than their lives
The big feast La grande bouffe by Marco Ferreri( Visual )
26 editions published between 1973 and 2011 in French and Undetermined and held by 261 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
En la obra de arte decadente y depravada de Ferreri, cuatro amigos con tres prostitutas y un maestro de escuela local en una villa de París se dedican a comer hasta morir
La Celestina ( Visual )
9 editions published between 1996 and 2005 in Spanish and held by 215 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When beautiful maiden Melibea does not return the love of young knight Calisto, he turns to the sorceress Celestina for help. The maiden and knight are joined, but Calisto's servants begin to feel jealous when he rewards Celestina for her help. Feeling that they also played a part in his winning over Melibea, the servants begin to plot revenge
La lengua de las mariposas by José Luis Cuerda( Visual )
29 editions published between 1990 and 2003 in Spanish and Galician and held by 180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A shy young boy is brought out of his cocoon by a wise teacher who shows him the wonder of the natural world around him, amidst the growing tensions and chaos of the Spanish Civil War in Galicia
Son de mar by José Juan Bigas Luna( Visual )
11 editions published between 2000 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 143 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In a small village in the Mediterranean, Martina falls in love with Ulises, the new high school teacher. They marry and begin a happy life until Ulises disappears during a fishing trip. Martina remarries and Ulises suddenly returns
The Garden of delights ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1970 and 1988 in Spanish and held by 135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A ruthless tycoon suffers amnesia, paralysis, and loses his ability to communicate after an auto accident. His greedy family tries to shock his memory back in order to get his signature and his Swiss bank account. Meanwhile, he tries to capture his own identity and plots his twisted revenge
El pisito : novela de amor e inquilinato by Rafael Azcona( Book )
11 editions published between 1957 and 2005 in Spanish and held by 119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Peppermint frappé by Carlos Saura( Visual )
9 editions published between 1967 and 2009 in Spanish and held by 117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The story of a doctor who discovers that his ideal wife is married to his best friend, so he attempts to mold his assistant into her likeness
Touche pas a la femme blanche Don't touch the white woman by Marco Ferreri( Visual )
13 editions published between 1992 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Marco Ferreri transplants the Battle of Little Big Horn to the site of a demolished Parisian mall and presents his take on the classic American Western, sympathizing with the Indians instead of the cowboys. DVD extra includes: Excerpt from the documentary 'Marco Ferreri: The Director Who Came From the Future
El verdugo by Luis García Berlanga( Visual )
26 editions published between 1963 and 2010 in Spanish and No Linguistic content and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Amadeo is a professional executioner about to retire. José Luis, soon to marry his daughter, Carmen, must inherit his father-in-law's unpopular profession in order to keep the house where they are going to live. All goes well until the day the son-in-law faces his first execution. Amadeo assures José Luis that the condemned man will be pardoned at the last minute, so José and his family take a vacation in Mallorca. But the pardon doesn't come
Bye bye monkey ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In the heart of New York City, Luigi and Lafayette, two foreign eccentrics, begin decaying in a surreal, rat-infested world. While walking along the Hudson River, Luigi discovers the corpse of King Kong. He also finds Kong's orphaned son, a newborn chimpanzee and brings him to his friend Lafayette, who decides to raise the infant as his own
La vaquilla by Luis García Berlanga( Visual )
21 editions published between 1985 and 2008 in Spanish and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
During the Spanish Civil War, a group of republican soldiers plans a raid on a village fiesta
Plácido by Luis García Berlanga( Visual )
22 editions published between 1992 and 2014 in Spanish and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"In a small Spanish town, a group of old ladies decide to celebrate Christmas Eve with a 'Sit a poor man at your table' dinner: each wealthy household of the town will have a homeless person dining with them that night. The celebration also includes a parade, and in it we find Plácido, the humble owner of a three-wheeler, whose family is forced to live in a public lavatory because of the lack of money to pay the rent, and who has to pay the second bill of his vehicle before midnight or else he will lose it"--IMDb
Los europeos by Rafael Azcona( Book )
10 editions published between 1960 and 2006 in Spanish and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Garden of delights by Carlos Saura( Visual )
12 editions published between 1969 and 2004 in Spanish and English and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A ruthless tycoon suffers amnesia, paralysis, and loses his ability to communicate after an automobile accident. As his greedy family tries to shock his memory back in order to get his Swiss bank account, he struggles to recapture his own identity and plots his twisted revenge. A disturbing, surrealistic portrait of the frustration caused by helplessness
Los girasoles ciegos The blind sunflowers by José Luis Cuerda( Visual )
7 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in Spanish and No Linguistic content and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In Ourense Spain, trainee priest Salvador returns from the war in 1940, with some of his beliefs in tatters. He returns to the seminary, working as a teacher. One of his pupils is Lorenzo, whose father Ricardo, a fervent Republican, has gone into hiding in the family home aided by his wife Elena. Believing Elena to be a widow, Salvador clumsily begins to woo her, while puzzling over the contradictory remarks Lorenzo constantly makes. Lorenzo's older sister Elenita is pregnant, and she and her republican boyfriend Lalo attempt to run away and find freedom in Portugal. Salvador brings his suspicions to the attention of the rector, as Lorenzo, unable to lie successfully, is stripped of his innocence--and his father--by a war that he does not understand
 
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Alternative Names
Azcona Fernández, Rafael 1926-2008
Azcona, Rafael
Azcono, Raphael 1926-2008
Fernández, Rafael Azcona 1926-2008
Languages
Spanish (281)
French (41)
Italian (16)
German (9)
English (6)
Multiple languages (1)
Galician (1)
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