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Azcona, Rafael 1926-2008

Works: 313 works in 1,320 publications in 7 languages and 7,414 library holdings
Genres: Drama  History  Comedy films  Drama  Film adaptations  Fiction  Television adaptations  Western films  Exhibition catalogs  Dark comedy films 
Roles: Author of screenplay, Author, Scenarist, Adapter, Author of dialog, Bibliographic antecedent, Contributor, Conceptor, Editor, Interviewee, Producer
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works about Rafael Azcona
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Most widely held works by Rafael Azcona
Ay, Carmela! by Carlos Saura( Visual )

47 editions published between 1989 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 570 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Paulino and Carmela are husband and wife, troubadours touring the countryside during the Spanish Civil War. They are Republicans, and with their mute assistant, Gustavete, they journey into rebel territory by mistake. They are arrested, fear a firing squad, and receive a reprieve from an Italian Fascist commander who loves the theatre. He arranges a performance for his troops, bargaining with Paulino to stage a burlesque of the Republic in exchange for the actors' freedom. Will the fiery and patriotic Carmela consent?
La niña de tus ojos = Girl of your dreams by Rafael Azcona( Visual )

19 editions published between 1998 and 2011 in Spanish and held by 391 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Coming from the Franco side of the Civil War, a Spanish troupe of actors tries to survive by escaping the war and going to work as far away from the war as possible--Berlin, Germany. They are not big stars and the film they are about to shoot will not make cinema history, but at least it will give them more time to live
The big feast = La grande bouffe by Marco Ferreri( Visual )

49 editions published between 1973 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 302 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
The Garden of delights by Carlos Saura( Visual )

24 editions published between 1969 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 191 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
Son de mar by Lolafilms( Visual )

12 editions published between 2000 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A finales de verano, Ulises llega a una pequeña localidad levantina para trabajar como profesor de literatura en un colegio. Allí conoce a Martina, una bella y sensual muchacha que trabaja con sus padres en la pensión en la que Ulises se ha instalado. Los jóvenes se casan y tienen un hijo, pero, poco después, Ulises desaparece en el mar mientras pescaba
Touche pas a la femme blanche = Don't touch the white woman by Marco Ferreri( Visual )

15 editions published between 1992 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 129 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
Peppermint frappé by Carlos Saura( Visual )

16 editions published between 1967 and 2015 in Spanish and Undetermined and held by 118 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
El verdugo by Luis García Berlanga( Visual )

28 editions published between 1963 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young man reluctantly accepts the post of executioner, having married the daughter of the present one, to get salary and house, but has to be dragged to carry out the hanging
Plácido by Luis García Berlanga( Visual )

27 editions published between 1961 and 2014 in Spanish and Multiple languages and held by 100 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
La vaquilla by Luis García Berlanga( Visual )

27 editions published between 1985 and 2015 in Spanish and No Linguistic content and held by 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

During the Spanish Civil War, a group of republican soldiers plans a raid on a village fiesta
El pisito : novela de amor e inquilinato by Rafael Azcona( Book )

7 editions published between 1957 and 2005 in Spanish and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Los europeos by Rafael Azcona( Book )

10 editions published between 1960 and 2006 in Spanish and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Los girasoles ciegos = The blind sunflowers by Alberto Méndez Borra( Visual )

11 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in Spanish and No Linguistic content and held by 70 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
La lengua de las mariposas by Rafael Azcona( Book )

19 editions published between 1998 and 2012 in Spanish and Chinese and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Invierno de 1936. Moncho, un niño de 8 años con problemas de asma se incorpora por primera vez a la
Los girasoles ciegos by Alberto Méndez Borra( Book )

9 editions published in 2008 in Spanish and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Now a major film, 'Blind Sunflowers' contains four connected stories, narrated in the same spirit but with the individual styles of the different voices, which deal with the consequences of the Spanish Civil War
Mafioso by Alberto Lattuada( Visual )

7 editions published between 1994 and 2014 in Italian and Undetermined and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Antonio Badalamenti, contremaître dans une usine à Milan, se décide à présenter son épouse et ses deux petites filles à sa famille en Sicile. C'est ainsi qu'il va être rattrappé par la mafia locale qui lui demande un renvoi d'ascenseur, en l'occurrence le meurtre d'un quidam aux Etats-Unis
La obra literaria de Rafael Azcona by Juan A Ríos Carratalá( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in Spanish and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bye bye monkey = Ciao maschio( Visual )

3 editions published between 1977 and 2006 in Italian and English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in a bizarre vision of New York City, Lafayette, discovers a baby monkey and decides to raise it amid objections from those around him
La tauromaquia según Rafael Azcona by Pedro Ma Azofra( Book )

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

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Audience level: 0.54 (from 0.28 for La Belle e ... to 0.95 for La tauroma ...)

WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Ay, Carmela!
Alternative Names
Azcona Fernández, Rafael 1926-2008

Azcona, Rafael

Azcono, Raphael 1926-2008

Fernández, Rafael Azcona 1926-2008

Rafael Azcona sceneggiatore spagnolo

Rafael Azcona Screenwriter

Rafael Azcona Spaans acteur (1926-2008)

Rafael Azcona spanischer Drehbuchautor

Rafael Azcona spansk manusforfattar og skodespelar

Rafael Azcona spansk manusförfattare och skådespelare

Rafael Azcona spansk manusforfatter og skuespiller

Rafael Azcona spansk manuskriptforfatter og skuespiller

Аскона, Рафаэль

Аскона, Рафаэль испанский сценарист

رافائل آسکونا بازیگر و فیلمنامه‌نویس اسپانیایی


La niña de tus ojos = Girl of your dreamsThe big feast = La grande bouffeTouche pas a la femme blanche = Don't touch the white womanEl pisito : novela de amor e inquilinatoLa lengua de las mariposas