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Televisión Española

Works: 1,779 works in 2,907 publications in 5 languages and 42,270 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  History  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Fiction  Interviews  Motion pictures  Comedy films  Television adaptations 
Roles: Originator, Producer, Production personnel, Distributor
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
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Volver by Pedro Almodóvar ( Visual )
9 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in Spanish and English and held by 1,954 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Raimunda is struggling to make ends meet, holding down several jobs while supporting her unemployed husband and her teenage daughter. When Raimunda and her sister are visited by the ghost of their dead mother, it becomes clear that some long-repressed family issues remain unresolved
The sea inside by Alejandro Amenábar ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2005 in Spanish and held by 1,668 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Based on a true story, Spaniard Ramon Sampedro fights a 30-year campaign to win the right to end his life. The film explores Ramón's relationships with two women: Julia, a lawyer who supports his cause, and Rosa, a local woman who wants to convince him that life is worth living. Through the gift of his love, these two women are inspired to accomplish things they never previously thought possible. Despite his wish to die, Ramón taught everyone he encountered the meaning, value and preciousness of life
Biutiful by Alejandro González Iñárritu ( Visual )
4 editions published in 2011 in Spanish and held by 1,254 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Biutiful" takes place in grimy and crowded parts of Barcelona that are a world away from that city's tourist attractions. Uxbal is a midlevel mobster, in charge of Chinese sweatshop workers making counterfeit watches and bags, and the African vendors who sell them. He collects and dispenses money, and runs interference with the cops. He also has two young children, a mentally unstable former wife, and a terminal illness. He is trying, despite his job, to be a good man, a good father. He tries to be stoical, tough, and compassionate, but he suffers because he cannot do good things, and he cares about the consequences of his actions
El secreto de sus ojos The secret in their eyes by Juan José Campanella ( Visual )
4 editions published in 2010 in Spanish and held by 1,174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Recently retired criminal court investigator Benjamín decides to write a novel based on a twenty-five-year-old unresolved rape and murder case which still haunts him. Sharing his plans with Irene, the beautiful judge and his former colleague, Benjamín's initial involvement with the case is shown through flashbacks as he sets out to identify the murderer. But Benjamín's search for the truth will put him at the center of a judicial nightmare, as the mystery of the heinous crime continues to unfold in the present, testing the limits of a man seeking justice and personal fulfillment at last
La mala educación Bad education by Pedro Almodóvar ( Visual )
13 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in Spanish and held by 1,018 WorldCat member 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
The life of Leonardo da Vinci ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1990 and 2011 in English and held by 919 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The man who painted the Mona Lisa and the Last Supper was considered the most brilliant mind of the Renaissance, if not in all of history. This portrait of Leonardo da Vinci is a compelling version of his life as well as a serious study of his work and the inventive capacity of this century genius
La piel que habito by Pedro Almodóvar ( Visual )
7 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in Spanish and held by 731 WorldCat member 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?
Calle 54 by Fernando Trueba ( Visual )
10 editions published between 2000 and 2003 in Spanish and held by 660 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Introduced to Latin jazz in the 1980s, when he was beginning his career as a director, Fernando Trueba has since become a devoted fan of the music. Noted jazz artists have scored for some of his films and he took his love of the music one step further in which he gathered together a number of his favorite Latin jazz artists for a series of interviews and performances
The secret life of words by Isabel Coixet ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and held by 646 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Hannah, a recluse who wears a hearing aid, is forced by her employer to take a vacation. On holiday she finds a job on an oil rig caring for Josef, a burn victim who has temporarily lost his sight. Hannah's job is to care for Josef until he is stable enough to be transferred. There is almost no one on the rig, except a cook, an oceanographer and a few others out at sea. Hannah tends to Josef and he slowly breaks her shell of silence
La teta asustada The milk of sorrow ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in Spanish and held by 576 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Fausta tiene la "teta asustada", una enfermedad que se transmite por la leche materna de las mujeres que fueron violadas o maltratadas durante la guerra del terrorismo en el Perú. La guerra acabó, pero Fausta vive para recordarla porque la "enfermedad del miedo" le ha robado el alma. Ahora la súbita muerte de su madre la obligará a enfrentarse a sus miedos y al secreto que oculta en su interior: ella se ha introducido una patata en la vagina, como escudo, como un protector, y piensa que así nadie se atreverá a tocarla
Chico & Rita by Fernando Trueba ( Visual )
6 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in Spanish and held by 575 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Cuba, 1948. Chico is a young piano player with big dreams. Rita is a beautiful singer with an extraordinary voice. Music and desire unite them as they chase their dreams and each other from Havana to New York, Paris, Hollywood and Las Vegas. With an original soundtrack by legendary Cuban pianist and five-time Grammy-winning composer Bebo Valdés, Chico & Rita captures a defining moment in the evolution of history and jazz"--Container
El abuelo The grandfather by José Luis Garci ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1998 and 2003 in Spanish and held by 551 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Don Rodrigo, a symbol of an aristocratic family, has returned to his village after a long trip to the United States. He quickly experiences resentment from his village, and comes to understand the value of his true family
Matador by Pedro Almodóvar ( Visual )
13 editions published between 1986 and 2009 in Spanish and held by 551 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Diego is a matador unable to practice his craft after being badly gored. Maria is a successful Madrid lawyer. Diego teaches bullfighting to Angel, who wants to bullfight so he can die an exciting death and escape his strict, guilt-inducing Catholic mother. Angel has confessed to a string of recent murders--which he assumes he must be responsible for--having seen them happen in a series of hallucinatory visions, and Maria is defending him. Thanks to Angel, Diego and Maria finally meet. They might have gone through life forever unfulfilled were it not for him -- now they have each found someone with whom to share the ultimate pleasure. All that remains for them is the execution of their Liebestod
Flores de otro mundo by Icíar Bollain ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1999 and 2006 in Spanish and held by 523 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A group of women are brought by bus trip to a remote Spanish village overwhelmingly populated by men. The women dream of a better life while the men deal with more romantic yearnings
Ay, Carmela! by Carlos Saura ( Visual )
15 editions published between 1990 and 2013 in Spanish and held by 508 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
Machuca by Andrés Wood ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in Spanish and Turkish and held by 481 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Explores Chile's bloody 1973 coup through the coming-of-age story of a pair of 12-year-old boys. From opposite extremes of society, Gonzalo and Pedro form an unlikely friendship as politics rip their world apart"--Container
La casa de Bernarda Alba by Mario Camus ( Visual )
9 editions published between 1987 and 2005 in Spanish and held by 465 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
After her husband's death, Bernarda Alba forces her five daughters into eight years of strict mourning. The appearance of Pepe El Romano, a man who wishes to marry the eldest daughter, Angustias, unleashes a series of events which culminate in a tragic denouement
El Bola Pellet by Achero Mañas ( Visual )
6 editions published between 2000 and 2006 in Spanish and English and held by 452 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
El Bola, a 12 year old boy a.k.a. "Pellet" is a 12 year old boy raised in a violent and sordid environment. Embarrassed by his family life, he avoids becoming close to classmates. The arrival of a new boy at school changes his attitude towards his classmates, and friendship. The heart of the story is the change in El Bola's life, at almost all levels, after befriending this new classmate
Christians, Jews, and Moslems in Medieval Spain ( Visual )
9 editions published between 1989 and 2004 in English and held by 432 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Describes the history of Spain from 711 to 1492, a period of Arab domination and intellectual ferment
Cabeza de Vaca by Nicolás Echevarria ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1990 and 1993 in Spanish and held by 422 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In 1528 a Spanish expedition founders off the coast of Florida. 600 lives are lost. One survivor, Alvar Nuñez Cabeza de Vaca, roams across the American continent searching for his Spanish comrades. Instead he discovers the Iguase, an ancient Indian tribe. Over the next eight years, Cabeza de Vaca learns their mystical culture, becoming a healer--and a leader. But soon this New World collides with the Old World as Spanish conquistadors seek to enslave the Indians, and Cabeza de Vaca must confront his own people and his past
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Audience level: 0.25 (from 0.18 for Machuca ... to 0.96 for La imagen ...)
Alternative Names

controlled identity Radiotelevisión Española

Radio televisión española, Televisión española
Spain. Subdirección General de Televisión. Televisión Española
Spain Televisión Española
Spanish Television
TVE (Television Española)
Spanish (137)
English (25)
French (2)
German (1)
Turkish (1)