WorldCat Identities

Lavista, Raul

Overview
Works: 42 works in 245 publications in 4 languages and 3,322 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  History  Comedy films  Fantasy films  Detective and mystery films  Surrealist films  Religious films  Humor  Historical films 
Roles: Composer, Musician, Film editor, msd, Arranger
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Raul Lavista
El ángel exterminador by Luis Buñuel( Visual )

30 editions published between 1962 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 728 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After a lavish dinner party in a stately mansion, the guests believe themselves unable to leave the premises. As the days pass, the elaborate facades of their social positions collapse and they are forced to live like animals. Finally discovering they are actually free to leave, they go to church to give thanks, where they are again trapped. This is a furthering of Buñuel's wicked takedown of the rituals and dependencies of the frivolous upper classes, full of eerie and hilarious absurdity
Simón del Desierto by Luis Buñuel( Visual )

22 editions published between 1965 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 549 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Tells the story of an early Christian ascetic -- modeled on Saint Simon Stylites -- who has lived atop a pillar, surrounded by a barren landscape, for six years, six months, and six days to prove his devotion to God. But the Devil, in the figure of the beautiful Silvia Pinal, huddles below, trying to tempt him down. A skeptic's vision of religious conviction, Luis Buñuel's short and sweet satire is one of his most renowned works of surrealism."--Container
El bruto by Luis Buñuel( Visual )

18 editions published between 1952 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 291 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The surrealistically rendered story of a slow-witted but strong slaughterhouse worker who is hired by a slumlord to break a tenant strike, in the course of which he accidentally kills one of the strike leaders. He is then drawn into a doomed affair with the landlord's sluttish wife
El bolero de Raquel( Visual )

17 editions published between 1988 and 2015 in Spanish and English and held by 274 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tras la muerte de su mejor amigo, Cantinflas tiene que hacerse cargo de Chavita (Paquito fernández), el hijo del difunto. Deseoso de progresar y tener dinero para mantener al niño, se pondrá a buscar trabajo como un loco, probando diversos empleos (albañil, socorrista en la playa de Acapulco, limpiabotas...). Se propone, sobre todo, satisfacer el mayor deseo de Chavita: tener una pelota, como los demás niños. Pero el destino le tiene reservada más de una sorpresa. (FILMAFFINITY)
Macario by Roberto Gavaldón( Visual )

7 editions published between 1984 and 2016 in Spanish and Undetermined and held by 153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A surrealistic, allegorical portrayal of poverty, hunger, and death in a 16th-century Mexican village
Angelitos negros( Visual )

3 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in Spanish and held by 147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ana Luisa and Jose Carlos, both white, give birth to a black child. Ana rejects the little girl, who ends up suffering the injustice of racism, but Ana Luisa doesn't know that her own maid, who is also black, hides a secret that will change her life
La escondida( Visual )

9 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in Spanish and held by 110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Mexico of 1909 a peasant girl rises to fame and riches as a noted courtesan. She retains loyalty to her roots and her love for a zapatista brings about her downfall
El señor fotógrafo = Mr. photographer( Visual )

16 editions published between 1990 and 2015 in Spanish and English and held by 103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cantinflas, fotógrafo ambulante, es capturado por unos gángsters cuando trataba de coger unas flores de su novia, Consuelo. Los gángsters le han confundido con el ayudante del doctor Penongo, científico que ha descubierto la fórmula de una nueva bomba atómica. Mientras tanto, Penongo ha sufrido un accidente de automóvil y ha perdido la memoria... (FILMAFFINITY)
La sombra del caudillo by Julio Bracho( Visual )

7 editions published between 1990 and 2006 in Spanish and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Film portrays the turbulent political situation in post-revolutionary Mexico in 1920. The imminent succession of the military leader in power is about to be decided. Aguirre is chosen as the candidate of the Radical Progressive Party, but his boss, El Caudillo, has chosen another candidate, Jiménez. Aguirre must decide between his loyalty to the regime and the opportunity to accede to power. Several moves between the opposing factions lead to a violent climax
Si yo fuera diputado( Visual )

9 editions published between 1992 and 2015 in Spanish and English and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The owner of a barber shop has begun to study the law with the help of Tio Juan, once a very successful attorney who is now too ill to practice. Before long, the barber begins his law practice and goes on to win many cases. Eventually he runs for office against the local political machine
El río y la muerte by Luis Buñuel( Visual )

14 editions published between 1954 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A long-simmering feud between two families who live by the river is reignited when the scion of one family, a big-city doctor, returns to his roots, unaware that the leader of the other family plans to murder him
Santo en el Museo de Cera( Visual )

3 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in Spanish and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Santo y Blue Demon en el mundo de los muertos (col.): The Inquisition is struggling with Devil worshippers. Blue Demon, following the orders of the priestess Damiana, goes from the underworld to fight the defender of the Inquisition, Santo. When Santo resists her offers of money, power and love, she does her best to get rid of him
Ahí está el detalle ; Cuando los hijos se van( Visual )

2 editions published in 2008 in Spanish and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cuando los hijos se van: The actions of his ambitious brother Joseph cause noble Raimundo to be wrongfully accused of theft. After he is forced to leave home, Raimundo is disowned by his girlfriend Maria and her father, the fair and strict Don Pepe. The only one who believes in Raimundo is his mother, Dona Lupita, a woman suffering deeply over the wrong decisions made by her children
El padrecito by Cantinflas( Visual )

12 editions published between 1988 and 2015 in Spanish and English and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A un pueblecito mexicano llega el padre Sebastián (Cantinflas), un joven cura que viene a ayudar al padre Damián en las tareas de la parroquia. Desde el principio, el nuevo sacerdote tropieza con problemas, ya que los feligreses quieren al viejo cura y consideran que el padre Sebastián es un usurpador. Aun así, el curita irá ganándose poco a poco el afecto de la gente. Pero entonces surge un nuevo problema, ya que las autoridades eclesiásticas deciden jubilar al padre Damián... (FILMAFFINITY)
Los hermanos muerte ; Pedro Pármano( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in Spanish and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pedro Páramo: After his mother's death Juan Preciado travels to the ghost town of Comala where he learns the truth about his father
No desearás la mujer de tu hijo( Visual )

6 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in Spanish and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An exessively strict and authoritarian father humiliates and belittles his son. In a conversation full of mistakes, the father directs his son to marry Josefa, a young woman he is profoundly in love with
Ahí está el detalle!( Visual )

4 editions published between 1985 and 2007 in Spanish and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La confusión entre el perro "Bobby" y un gángster del mismo nombre desencadena una serie de enredos entre un celoso marido, su nerviosa esposa, una pícara criada, una esposa abandonada con ocho hijos y el singular Cantinflas
La Cucaracha by Ismael Rodríguez Ruelas( Visual )

4 editions published in 2001 in Spanish and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A lavish musical romance with classic Mexican songs and dances
Qué te ha dado esa mujer( Visual )

12 editions published between 1951 and 2006 in Spanish and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pedro and Luis have vowed to never marry, but Luis is very much in love and Pedro is forced to ask for the hand of one of his own girlfriends
Mexicanos al grito de guerra( Visual )

2 editions published in 2006 in Spanish and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La historia del himno nacional mexicano, frente el drama de una patria desgarrada por la guerra
 
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Angelitos negros
Languages
Spanish (183)

English (5)

German (4)

Italian (3)

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No desearás la mujer de tu hijoMexicanos al grito de guerra