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HB Filmes

Overview
Works: 24 works in 61 publications in 4 languages and 2,048 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Drama  Political fiction  Prison films  Film adaptations  Crime films  Social problem films  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Detective and mystery fiction 
Roles: Producer
Classifications: PQ7798.26.U4, 863
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by HB Filmes
Kiss of the spider woman by Hector Babenco( Visual )

22 editions published between 1985 and 2011 in English and Portuguese and held by 1,140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a prison cell somewhere in Latin America, Molina and Valentin have only one thing in common-- they are both victims of society. This is the complex story of the relationship that develops between two men with radically different perspectives on life
Pixote : a lei do mais fraco by Hector Babenco( Visual )

4 editions published between 1997 and 2010 in Portuguese and held by 434 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 )

11 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in Portuguese and Spanish and held by 376 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in São Paulo's House of Detention, locally known as Carandiru. An oncologist arrives at the jail to test patients for HIV infection. Seeing the disease, overcrowding, and rampant circulation 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 begins to see the prisoners as survivors. Culminates with a violent conclusion: a dramatization of the October 2, 1992 prison riot known as the Carandiru Massacre, in which 111 prisoners are killed
El pasado by Hector Babenco( Visual )

2 editions published in 2008 in Spanish and held by 25 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
O rei da noite( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in Portuguese and held by 12 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 by Hector Babenco( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in Portuguese and held by 12 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
Kiss of the spider woman by Manuel Puig( Book )

2 editions published between 1987 and 2008 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sometimes they talk all night long. In the still darkness of their cell, Molina re-weaves the glittering and fragile stories of the film he loves, and the cynical Valentin listens. Valentin believes in the just cause which makes all suffering bearable; Molina believes in the magic of love which makes all else endurable. Each has always been alone, and always - especially now - in danger of betrayal. But in cell, each surrenders to the other something of himself that he has never surrendered before
Bésame mucho( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in Portuguese and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Four friends' careers, marriages and friendships are very much put to the test during the political events of the 1960s and the 1970s
Terra sonâmbula = Sleepwalking land( Visual )

in Portuguese and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Young Muidinga is desperate to find the family he lost while his country Mozambique was in civil war. He finds a diary that recounts the story of a woman on a ship who is searching for her son. Convinced that he is her son, Muidinga decides to find her with the help of wise guardian Tuahir
Carandiru $h [videorecording]( Visual )

1 edition published in 2003 in Portuguese and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in São Paulo's House of Detention, locally known as Carandiru. An oncologist arrives at the jail to test patients for HIV infection. Seeing the disease, overcrowding, and rampant circulation 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 begins to see the prisoners as survivors. Culminates with a violent conclusion: a dramatization of the October 2, 1992 prison riot known as the Carandiru Massacre, in which 111 prisoners are killed
Corazón iluminado by Hector Babenco( Visual )

2 editions published between 1999 and 2009 in Spanish and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Living with his parents, 17-year-old Juan hangs out with several intellectuals who would like to photograph the human soul. The girlfriend of the group's financier is Ana, and Juan is attracted to her, despite the knowledge that she spent two years at a clinic because she was "crazy." Juan sees Ana when he can and trains as a door-to-door salesman, but when the German photographer on the soul project gives him a viewfinder, it changes his life, putting him on the path to his later success as a Hollywood director
Pixote : a lei do mais fraco = Pixote : the survival of the weakest( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in Portuguese and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A realistic dramatization of the brutal underworld inhabited by Brazil's unwanted children
Batuque by Ney Matogrosso( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in Portuguese and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1462, the first African slaves in Cape Verde, brought with them the rhythms of what would become Batuque, a musical dance form, performed mostly by woman as both singers and dancers. Made illegal during the Portuguese colonial era, it remained alive, although hidden. The group, Raiz de Tambarina, one of the oldest groups on Santiago Island is still active today
Pixote : a lei do mais fraco by Hector Babenco( Visual )

1 edition published in 2001 in Portuguese and held by 2 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
Kiss of the spider woman : a film by Hector Babenco( Book )

1 edition published in 1982 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

O passado : "El pasado"( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in Spanish and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rimini, joven tradutor termina um casamento de 12 anos com Sofia, sua primeira namorada. A delicadeza com a qual ambos conduzem a separação acaba quando ele comença a namorar Vera, modelo de 22 anos que, ao presenciar Sofia beijando-o à força, morre atropelada. Um ano depois, já refeito, Rimini se casa com Carmen, sua parceira de traduçaõ. Uma amnésia misteriosa, decorrente do trauma da morte de Vera, apaga de seu cerebro o conhecimento dos idiomas que ele traduz. Ajudado por Carmen, Rimini tenta se adaptar ao papel incômodo de marido dependente
Carandiru : [press kit] by Hector Babenco( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Set in Sao Paulo's House of Detention. An oncologist arrives at the jail to test patients for HIV infection. Seeing the disease, overcrowding, and rampant circulation of drugs, the doctor comes to realize the internal power structure among the prisoners. He eventually sees the prisoners as survivors, leading up to the violent conclusion: a reconstruction of the October 2, 1992, prison riot known as the Carandiru Massacre
James' journey( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

"South African actor Siyabonga Melongisi Shibe stars as a devout Christian who becomes part of Tel Aviv's migrant force after making a pilgrimage from his African village to the Holy Land in director Ra'anan Alexandrowicz's cinematic look at the contrast between hypocritical Western values and cultural Israeli divisions. After embarking on a religious journey to the Holy Land in a quest to find spiritual fulfillment, James (Shibe)'s subsequent involvement with the impoverished migrant workforce finds his religious journey sidetracked by an increasing desire to give his wealthy employers an unanticipated run for their money. -- Jason Buchanan, All Movie Guide."
Kiss of the spider woman Le baiser de la femme araignée by Hector Babenco( Visual )

1 edition published in 1986 in French and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Valentin, journaliste révolutionnaire, a été torturé et incarcéré pour ses convictions politiques dans une prison d'Amérique latine. Molina, décorateur homosexuel, est condamné pour une affaire de moeurs. Tout sépare ces deux hommes qu'on enferme dans la même cellule. Pour oublier la solitude de leurs nuits, Molina fait partager à Valentin les rêves qu'il imagine d'après les vieux films qui peuplent sa mémoire. Alors que l'animosité des deux détenus se transforme en amitié, une toile de trahison se tisse autour d'eux, inexorablement, mettant à l'épreuve leur confiance mutuelle et leur esprit de sacrifice...Chef-d'œuvre déroutant porté par la performance des acteurs
Lucio Flavio le passager de l'agonie( Visual )

1 edition published in 1984 in French and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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