Most widely held works by Nelson Villagra
La ultima cena The Last supper ( Visual )
13 editions published between 1976 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 425 libraries worldwide
Based on a true incident from 18th century Cuban history, this film is a moral tale of a pious slaveholder who decides to improve his soul and instruct his slaves in the glories of Christianity by inviting 12 of them to participate in a reenactment of the Last Supper.
En cuanto a la infancia, andar, regeneración y muerte de Jorge del Carmen Valenzuela Torres, quien se hace llamar también José del Carmen Valenzuela Torres, Jorge Sandoval Espinoza, José Jorge Castillo Torres, alias El Campano, El Trucha, El Canaca, El Chacal de Nahueltoro ( Visual )
5 editions published in 2006 in Spanish and held by 118 libraries worldwide
"Este filme cuenta un pasaje de nuestra historia, que sin lugar a dudas llama a la reflexió valórica permanente. En breves episodios, es la historia de la infancia, del andar, del crimen, de la prisión, de la regeneración y de la muerte de Jorge del Carmen Valenzuela Torres, alias el Chacal de Nahueltoro. Es la dramática historia del horrendo crimen cometido por Jorge Valenzuela Torres, venido de un mundo campesino lleno de miseria, de alcohol y de esa subcultura popular que domina a grandes sectores de los países subdesarro-llados. Sin embargo, este criminal es rehabilitado al interior de la cárcel y logra insertarse el en mundo social ... pero llega la sentencia que hará cumplir su fusilamiento."--Container.
Paraiso B Paradise B ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in Spanish and held by 56 libraries worldwide
For most people, paradise is just a quiet and calm place in 'Independencia's' neighborhood, but for others, it is the perfect place for illegal horse-race betting, where passion, love and treason are the basic elements for living.
La ultima cena by Tomás Gutiérrez Alea ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2007 in Spanish and held by 19 libraries worldwide
"Un riche proprietaire terrien invite, un jeudi Saint, douze esclaves noirs a sa table. Le lendemain, le maitre montre son vrai visage en reprimant sauvagement leur revolte.
El chacal de Nahueltoro ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2003 in Spanish and held by 8 libraries worldwide
A portrait of José del Carmen Valenzuela Torres, one of Chile's most infamous murderers. While out walking, he meets a mother and four children. A night of debauchery leads to one of the most savage pointless killing sprees in Chilean history.
La última cena ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1976 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 6 libraries worldwide
The film is a dazzling moral tale of a pious slaveholder who decides to improve his soul and instruct his slaves in the glories of Christianity by inviting 12 of them to participate in a reenactment of the Last Supper.
Tierra del Fuego La conquista de un territorio sin dios ni ley ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2000 in Spanish and held by 6 libraries worldwide
Julius Popper, a mid-19th century Rumanian explorer, travels to Patagonia in search of gold.
El chacal de Nahueltoro muerte para un criminal ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2006 in Spanish and held by 5 libraries worldwide
The portrait of José del Carmen Valenzuela Torres, one of Chile's most infamous murderers. Wandering homeless, he meets a mother with four children. A night of debauchery leads to one of the most savage pointless killing sprees in Chilean history.
Río negro Black river ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1977 in Spanish and held by 5 libraries worldwide
Story about class struggle in the Escambray mountain range in Cuba in 1961.
La dernière cène by Tomas Gutiérez Alea ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1994 in Spanish and held by 4 libraries worldwide
Baraguá ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1988 and 1995 in Spanish and held by 3 libraries worldwide
Dramatization of the 1st major Cuban insurrection against Spain ending with the signing of the inconclusive Treaty of Zajon in 1878.
La ultima céna : [Espagne, 1976 by Tomas Gutiérrez Alea ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1976 and 2001 in Spanish and held by 2 libraries worldwide
""A la fin du XVIIIème siècle, à la Havane, un riche propriétaire de sucrerie, blanc et catholique, lave les pieds de douze esclaves noirs et les réunit à sa table, le soir du jeudi saint, pour leur prêcher une ascèse spirituelle. Le vendredi saint, la production de sucre reprend ses droits et tous les esclaves se révoltent""
El regalo ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2008 in Spanish and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Francisco, a widower, is having a hard time adjusting to life as a retiree. To cheer him up, his friends Pacheco y Tito decide to give him a gift. They invite him to a spa resort, and also invite his childhood sweetheart, Lucy. But things don't turn out as planned. The trip brings many surprises, and Francisco learns a few things about himself along the way.
La viuda de Montiel ( Visual )
in Spanish and held by 2 libraries worldwide
A town leader has died and the townspeople let loose their rage as he led with an iron fist. However, his wife was loved by him and inherits his fortune. How could a man so harsh to the town have loved a woman so well?
La tierra prometida ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2007 in Spanish and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Based on historical events during the 1930's, when the worldwide depression created social and economic upheaval throughout Chile and eventually led to the establishment of the first socialist republic in the Americas. An allegory for the lessons to be drawn from the peaceful transition to socialism attmepted by the Allende government.
Amnesia ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2010 in Spanish and held by 1 library worldwide
In this Kafka-esque drama set in Chile during the early years of the Pinochet dictatorship, Ramirez is a low-ranking soldier who, while he was stationed at a prison camp in the desert, was forced by the sadistic sergeant Zuniga to shoot political prisoners. Many years later, Ramirez runs across Zuniga and contemplates murdering him, but will that really help him come to terms with his past?
La Ultima Cena Das Letzte Abendmahl ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1976 in Undetermined and held by 1 library worldwide
Die Geschichte einer Rebellion. Ende des 18. Jahrhunderts in Kuba: Der fromme Besitzer einer Zuckerrohrplantage versammelt in der Karwoche 12 seiner von den Aufsehern arg geschundenen schwarzen Sklaven zu einem symbolischen Abendmahl und hält eine Ansprache, die die Schwarzen glauben läßt, es mit einem verständnisvollen Herrn zu tun zu haben. Als die Aufseher ihnen die für Karfreitag versprochene Arbeitsruhe verweigern und ein Aufstand ausbricht, erweist sich die zelebrierte Brüderlichkeit als Heuchelei: der Graf läßt alle Aufrührer niedermetzeln, nur einer entkommt. Atmosphärisch sehr dicht und eindrucksvoll in der Milieuzeichnung, attackiert der Film mit subtiler Ironie die Vereinnahmung der Religion durch die Mächtigen zur Unterdrückung des Volkes. Am Ende steht ein Aufruf zur Gewalt, ohne die nach Meinung der Autoren derartige Verhältnisse nicht zu ändern sind.
La ultima cena a dernière cène ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1976 in Spanish and held by 1 library worldwide
Estela by Nelson Villagra ( Book )
1 edition published in 1998 in Spanish and held by 1 library worldwide
La Segunda hora de Esteban Zaya Esteban Zaya's second chance ( Visual )
in Spanish and held by 1 library worldwide
"Esteban lives a life on the margin of politics. Marked by the frustrations of the [Cuban] revolutionary struggles of the 1930s, he thinks that all effort to transform society is condemned to fail. At the beginning of December 1956, he is asked to participate in the revolutionary struggle and the private and public drama of his life is played out."--Center for Cuban Studies catalog.
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