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HB Filmes

Overview
Works: 21 works in 53 publications in 4 languages and 2,055 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Drama  Political fiction  Film adaptations  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Detective and mystery stories  Biography  Music  Film and video adaptations 
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 )
18 editions published between 1985 and 2011 in English and held by 1,176 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
Pixote a lei do mais fraco by Hector Babenco( Visual )
2 editions published between 1997 and 2001 in Portuguese and held by 367 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 )
9 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in Portuguese and held by 366 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
Pixote a lei do mais fraco ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in Portuguese and held by 66 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 26 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 )
2 editions published in 2009 in Portuguese and held by 10 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
Kiss of the spider woman by Manuel Puig( Book )
3 editions published between 1982 and 2008 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In an Argentine prison, the growing friendship between a thirty-seven-year-old homosexual, Molina, and a young Marxist, Valentin, is threatened when police officials start pressuring Molina to spy against Valentin
Lúcio Flávio, o passageiro da agonia ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2009 in Portuguese and held by 7 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
Bésame mucho ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2010 in Portuguese and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Two couple's marriages careers and friendship are put to the test during the political events of the 60's and 70s
Carandiru $h [videorecording] / $c Sony Pictures Classics and HB Films in association with Columbia TriStar Do Brasil, Globo Films and BR Petrobras presents a film by Hector Babenco ; produced and directed by Hector Babenco ; screenplay by Victor Navas, Fernando Bonassi and Hector Babenco ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2003 in Portuguese and held by 4 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
Terra sonâmbula Sleepwalking land ( Visual )
in Portuguese and held by 4 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
Corazón iluminado ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1999 and 2009 in Spanish and held by 3 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
Batuque ( 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
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 ( Book )
1 edition published in 2003 in Spanish and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
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"
O beijo da mulher aranha ( Visual )
in Portuguese and held by 1 WorldCat member library 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
Lucio Flavio le passager de l'agonie ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1984 in French and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Le baiser de la femme-araignée édition collector by Hector Babenco( Visual )
1 edition published in 1986 in French and held by 1 WorldCat member library 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 : [press kit] ( Book )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Press kit includes: 1 booklet (article entitled "Carandiru - it is all true", introduction, cast and crew listing, synopsis, production information, biographical information on Hector Babenco, interview with Hector Babenco, filmography of Hector Babenco, information about "Carandiru Station", interview with author Drauzio Varella, biographical information on main cast and crew), 20 black and white still photographs
 
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Alternative Names
H.B. Filmes
HB Films
Hbfilmes
Languages
English (23)
Portuguese (21)
Spanish (6)
French (2)
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