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Babenco, Hector

Overview
Works: 92 works in 303 publications in 8 languages and 4,715 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  History  Biography  Fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Made-for-TV movies  Film and video adaptations 
Roles: Director, Actor, Author of screenplay, Producer, Performer, Adapter, Scenarist, Film editor, Interviewee
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Hector Babenco
Kiss of the spider woman by Hector Babenco ( Visual )
63 editions published between 1980 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 1,459 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Luis, a homosexual, and Valentin, a political prisoner are mismatched cell mates in a South American prison. To escape reality Luis invents romantic movies, while Valentin tries to keep his mind on the situation he's in. Eventually, the two men come to understand and respect one another
Before night falls by Julian Schnabel ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2001 and 2004 in English and held by 918 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Victimized by a government that banned his books and jailed him for a crime he didn't commit, [poet] Reinaldo [Arenas] endured unspeakable persecution in a courageous stand against censorship and oppression. Without a country, but not without integrity, he fled to America where he continued to fight for personal expression and produced a stirring body of work."--Container
Ironweed by Hector Babenco ( Visual )
21 editions published between 1987 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 765 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Albany, New York, Halloween, 1938. Francis Phelan and Helen Archer are bums. She used to be a singer on the radio, he used to be a major league pitcher. Death surrounds them. Helen is sick, one of their pals has cancer, he digs graves at the cemetery and visits the grave of his infant son whom he dropped. Visions of his past haunt him, including ghosts of two men he killed. One night, while drinking, Helen tries to sing at a bar. Next day, Fran visits his wife and children and meets a grandson. He could stay, but decides it's not for him. Helen gets their things out of storage and finds a hotel. Amidst their mistakes and dereliction, they live with a code of fairness and loyalty
Pixote a lei do mais fraco by Hector Babenco ( Visual )
18 editions published between 1981 and 2007 in 4 languages and held by 487 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Ten-year-old Pixote (Portuguese slang for 'Peewee') is one of three million homeless children in Brazil. Hauled off to a crowded detention center, wide-eyed Pixote witnesses rapes, beatings and other acts of random violence by both the guards and the inmates. With the transvestite Lilica and his lover Dito, Pixote escapes from the reform school where he and his friends hit the streets alone, embarking on a life of violence and crime."--Container
Carandiru by Hector Babenco ( Visual )
36 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in 5 languages and held by 436 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The story is set in San Paulo Brazil's House of Detention. An oncologist arrives at the jail to test patients for HIV infection. Seeing the disease, overcrowding, and rampant circutlation of drugs, the doctor comes to realize the internal power structure among the prisoners. Narratives develop, including the attempted murder of Dagger, the solitary confinement of Chico, and the romance between Lady Di and Too Bad. The doctor eventually sees the prisoners as survivors, leading up to the violent conclusion: a reconstruction of the October 2, 1992 prison riot that ended when 300 policemen stormed the facility and brutally murdered 111 unarmed inmates. This true story of that day known as the Carandiru Massacre
At play in the fields of the Lord ( Visual )
9 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 323 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The tale of two men's experiences with a native Indian tribe in the Brazilian rain forest. One is an American mercenary hired to drive the Niaruna Indians off their land, who joins forces with them instead. The other is a missionary sent to convert the natives to Christianity
Pixote a lei do mais fraco ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2010 in Portuguese and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ten-year-old Pixote (Portuguese slang for 'Peewee') is one of three million homeless children in Brazil. Hauled off to a crowded detention center, wide-eyed Pixote witnesses rapes, beatings and other acts of random violence by both the guards and the inmates. With the transvestite Lilica and his lover Dito, Pixote escapes from the reform school where he and his friends hit the streets alone, embarking on a life of violence and crime
El pasado ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2008 in Spanish and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A couple separates after twelve years together. The man is intent on beginning a new relationship as soon as possible, but the woman isn't ready to move on yet
Der Kuß der Spinnenfrau ( Visual )
12 editions published between 1985 and 2011 in German and English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In der Zelle eines südamerikanischen Gefängnisses begegnen sich ein politischer Häftling und ein Homosexueller, der sich für die schwülstig-kitschige Traumwelt eines Propagandafilms begeistert. Auf engstem Raum entwickelt sich eine Freundschaft, die den einen die Kraft zu lieben und hoffen, den anderen Würde gewinnen lässt. (Lexikon des Internationalen Films)
Kiss of the spider woman by Hector Babenco ( Book )
7 editions published between 1982 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
At play in the fields of the Lord by Jean-Claude Carrière ( Book )
4 editions published between 1990 and 1991 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Carandiru : registro geral by Mario Cesar Carvalho ( Book )
2 editions published in 2003 in Portuguese and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Apresenta a história íntima do filme Carandiru, através de uma visão privilegiada: a série de acasos que resultou na produção do longa, histórias dos bastidores, entrevistas exclusivas e imagens inéditas do set de filmagem
At play in the fields of the Lord Jugando en los campos del Señor ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The tale of two men's experiences with a native Indian tribe in the Brazilian rain forest. One is an American mercenary hired to drive the Niaruna Indians off their land, who joins forces with them instead. The other is a missionary sent to convert the natives to Christianity
Wolfsmilch ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1987 and 2008 in German and Undetermined and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
USA 1938, es ist Weltwirtschaftskrise, die auch der ehemalige Sportler Francis Phelan (Jack Nicholson) zu spüren bekommt. Er trinkt und ist obdachlos. Vor 22 Jahren hat er im Rausch versehentlich den Tod seinen kleinen Sohnes verursacht, seitdem macht er sich Vorwürfe. Francis hält sich mit Gelegenheitsjobs über Wasser. Das Leben auf der Straße ist hart, umso wichtiger ist seine Freundschaft zu Helen (Meryl Streep). Bis eine Bande, die sich einen Spaß daraus macht Obdachlose mit Baseballschlägern zu verfolgen, in die Gegend kommt und Helen das erste Opfer wird. (Cinefacts, 2009)
O rei da noite ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2009 in Portuguese and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In São Paulo, we see the life of a young man through the decades as he lives a Don Juan existence, courting three sisters and having a night life with a pretty young prostitute
Lúcio Flávio, o passageiro da agonia ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1984 and 2009 in Spanish and Portuguese and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Story of Brazilian bank-robber Lúcio Flávio, who fascinated some people in Rio de Janeiro during the 1970s for his bold robberies and spectacular escapes, and also because he was thought to be intelligent and "politically aware". Before dying, he disclosed a network of corruption in Brazilian Police, and its involvement with the infamous "Death Squad" of the time, a group of policemen who went about killing criminals without giving them a fair trial
Le baiser de la femme araignée by Hector Babenco ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1985 and 2011 in French and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Molina, étalagiste homosexuel condamné pour détournement de mineur, partage la cellule de Valentin, journaliste soupçonné d'accointances révolutionnaires. Pour passer le temps, Molina raconte à Valentin quelques-uns de ses films préférés. Il appert cependant que Molina, pour acheter sa liberté, a accepté de servir de mouchard. Mais il se prend de sympathie pour Valentin, ne révèlant au directeur de la prison qu'une partie de ses secrets. Sorti de prison, il tentera de servir le mouvement révolutionnaire
Carandiru, outras histórisa ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2005 in Portuguese and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ironweed : a screenplay adapted from his novel by William Kennedy ( Book )
1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Jugando en los campos del señor ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1991 and 2011 in Spanish and English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Leslie es un misionero protestante de carácter soberbio y dominante, que lidera una misión en el Amazonas, acompañado de su hermosa esposa Andy. Juntos han de recibir a otra pareja de misioneros, Matin y Hazel Quarrier, quienes tienen un hijo pequeño. Estos han recibido el encargo de retomar el trabajo que había empezado un sacerdote católico asesinado por los Niaruna. Por otro lado, también llegan al Amazonas en una avioneta Moon y Wolf, un par de mercenarios americanos sin escrúpulos, a los que no les importan los medios, siempre que ganen dinero
 
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Alternative Names
Babenco, Héctor Eduardo, 1946-
Languages
English (99)
Portuguese (41)
French (19)
German (17)
Spanish (15)
Multiple languages (7)
Italian (2)
Japanese (1)
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