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Azcona, Rafael 1926-2008

Works: 436 works in 1,545 publications in 7 languages and 8,129 library holdings
Genres: Drama  History  Comedy films  Film adaptations  Historical films  Dark comedy films  Gangster films  Romance films  War films  Musical films 
Roles: Author of screenplay, Author, Scenarist, Author of dialog, Bibliographic antecedent, Adapter, Conceptor, Contributor, Artist, Interviewee, Producer, Editor, Other
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
Butterfly( Visual )

18 editions published between 2000 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 1,006 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young boy is timid and fearful as he starts school, but with the nurturing guidance of his kind and devoted teacher, a world of possibilities begins to open up for him
Belle époque by Fernando Trueba( Visual )

59 editions published between 1987 and 2018 in 5 languages and held by 912 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 )

47 editions published between 1989 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 509 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
La niña de tus ojos = Girl of your dreams by Fernando Trueba( Visual )

23 editions published between 1998 and 2011 in Spanish and Undetermined and held by 402 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
Mafioso by Alberto Lattuada( Visual )

3 editions published in 2008 in Italian and held by 364 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nino is an auto-factory foreman who takes his proper, modern wife and two blonde daughters from industrial Milan to the antiquated, rural Sicily to visit his family and get back in touch with his roots. Nino gets more than he bargained for when he discovers some harsh truths about his ancestors and himself
The big feast = La grande bouffe by Marco Ferreri( Visual )

42 editions published between 1973 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 278 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
El verdugo = Executioner( Visual )

6 editions published between 1963 and 2016 in Spanish and held by 241 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A macabre farce about an undertaker who marries an executioner's daughter and reluctantly takes over her father's job so the family can keep their government allotted apartment
La Celestina by Gerardo Vera( Visual )

17 editions published between 1996 and 2015 in Spanish and held by 240 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Calisto is a young knight who has fallen madly in love with a beautiful maiden. Failing in his endeavors to win her over, Calisto is prompted by his unscrupulous servant to seek the help of the witch Celestina
La lengua de las mariposas by José Luis Cuerda( Visual )

36 editions published between 1990 and 2003 in Spanish and Galician and held by 223 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
Son de mar by Bigas Luna( Visual )

13 editions published between 2000 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 141 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
El pisito : novela de amor e inquilinato by Rafael Azcona( Book )

13 editions published between 1957 and 2016 in Spanish and held by 133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Touche pas a la femme blanche = Don't touch the white woman by Marco Ferreri( Visual )

19 editions published between 1974 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 132 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 )

23 editions published between 1967 and 2016 in Spanish and English and held by 125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Julián dirige une clinique de radiologie, assisté d'Ana, une infirmière timide. Un soir, il est invité chez un de ses amis d'enfance, Pablo, un aventurier qui vient de se marier avec Elena, une belle jeune femme. Lors de cette soirée, Pablo lui sert son cocktail favori, un peppermint frappé, en attendant qu'arrive Elena. Lorsque celle-ci paraît, Julián croit reconnaître en elle une mystérieuse femme qu'il a vue jouer du tambour lors de la Semaine sainte à Calanda. Bien qu'Elena lui assure qu'elle ne l'a jamais vu auparavant, qu'elle n'est jamais allé à Calanda, il se sent attiré par elle et va chercher à la revoir à la moindre occasion. Frustré de ne pouvoir gagner son affection, il reporte son attention sur Ana, son assistante, qui est secrètement amoureuse de lui. Commence alors une relation au cours de laquelle Julián manipule Ana, la faisant se vêtir comme Elena, bouger comme Elena... Elena apprend à son mari la cour que lui fait Julián et pour s'amuser ils lui offrent un tambour lors d'une soirée chez eux. Humilié, Julián va chercher à se venger. Il invite Pablo et Elena à sa maison de campagne, leur fait boire un poison mélangé à du peppermint frappé, puis il place les corps dans une voiture qu'il fait tomber dans un précipice. De retour à la maison de campagne, il trouve Ana, vêtue comme la femme de Calanda, qui comprend ce qui s'est passé.--Wikipédia
The Garden of delights by Hieronymus Bosch( Visual )

5 editions published between 1970 and 2015 in Spanish and English and held by 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A rich old man suffers from amnesia caused by an auto accident. His family recreates scenes from the past in an effort to jog his memory -- of the number of his Swiss bank account
El verdugo by Luis G Berlanga( Visual )

28 editions published between 1963 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 92 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
Bye bye monkey by Marco Ferreri( Visual )

5 editions published between 1977 and 2009 in English and Italian 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
Los girasoles ciegos = The blind sunflowers by Alberto Méndez Borra( Visual )

13 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in Spanish and No Linguistic content and held by 86 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 )

11 editions published between 1997 and 2006 in Spanish and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La vaquilla by Luis García Berlanga( Visual )

24 editions published between 1985 and 2015 in Spanish and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Set in 1938 during the Spanish Civil War when a group of Republican soldiers sneak into a village in enemy territory to steal a bull with plans of butchering it to feed themselves. ... The group of five would-be thieves dress themselves in uniforms of the Nationalist troops in an attempt to dissimulate their true identity. But instead of a neat getaway with a bull in tow, they are caught up in the "correo" or running of the bull, they get involved in a religious procession, and in the end, watch as the bull breaks out of a flimsy ring in a bullfight and heads for the hills."--Eleanor Mannikka, All Movie Guide
Placido by Luis G Berlanga( Visual )

27 editions published between 1961 and 2018 in Spanish and Multiple languages and held by 64 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 Placido, 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
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Audience Level
Audience Level
  Kids General Special  
Audience level: 0.40 (from 0.22 for Butterfly ... to 0.93 for La tauroma ...)

WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Belle époque
Ay, Carmela!La niña de tus ojos = Girl of your dreamsThe big feast = La grande bouffeEl pisito : novela de amor e inquilinatoTouche pas a la femme blanche = Don't touch the white womanBye bye monkeyLa lengua de las mariposas
Alternative Names
Azcona Fernández, Rafael 1926-2008

Azcona, Rafael

Azcona, Rafael, 1926-

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