Landa, Alfredo 1933-
Most widely held works about Alfredo Landa
Most widely held works by Alfredo Landa
Los Santos inocentes The Holy innocents ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1986 and 2006 in Spanish and Multiple languages and held by 179 libraries worldwide
A rural Spanish family dreams of rising out of poverty and changing their life of subordination.
El Quijote Don Quijote ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1993 in Spanish and held by 142 libraries worldwide
Story of the old man who imagined himself to be a brave knight and his companion Sancho Panza.
El Quijote Don Quixote ( Visual )
14 editions published between 1991 and 2006 in Spanish and held by 80 libraries worldwide
The adventures of the legendary Don Quixote and his companion Sancho Panza. This episodic format follows the structure of the book as the adventures gradually reveal Don Quijote's character and madness.
El Quijote ( Visual )
11 editions published between 1993 and 2010 in Spanish and held by 77 libraries worldwide
The adventures of the legendary Don Quixote and his companion Sancho Panza.
El Quijote ( Visual )
10 editions published between 1991 and 2006 in Spanish and held by 71 libraries worldwide
A made for television series presenting the adventures of the legendary 'hidalgo' Don Quixote as written by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra.
Los santos inocentes ( Visual )
21 editions published between 1984 and 2007 in Spanish and Undetermined and held by 68 libraries worldwide
A peasant family working for well-to-do landowners in northern Spain struggles with the callousness of the employers and dreams of rising out of poverty and changing their life of subordination.
La vaquilla ( Visual )
19 editions published between 1990 and 2007 in Spanish and held by 61 libraries worldwide
During the Spanish Civil War, a group of republican soldiers plans a raid on a village fiesta.
Marcellino pane e vino ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2004 in Spanish and held by 47 libraries worldwide
Story of an orphaned baby found on a doorstep by friars of a humble monastery.
El bosque animado ( Visual )
10 editions published between 1987 and 2008 in Spanish and held by 26 libraries worldwide
A bandit, a well digger, a working girl, a boy who doesn't want to work, a girl who is emigrating, a ghost who is looking for company ... and a matriarch who exploits the working children are all intertwined in this story.
El Quijote ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1994 in Spanish and held by 24 libraries worldwide
The adventures of the legendary 'hidalgo' Don Quixote as written by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra.
El crack ( Visual )
9 editions published between 1983 and 2003 in Spanish and held by 19 libraries worldwide
A Madrid detective is visited by a man who asks him to find his daughter who has been missing for three years. The investigative trail leads to New York City and back to Spain.
Los paraísos perdidos ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1985 and 2007 in Spanish and held by 16 libraries worldwide
This literary film is imbued with the disenchantment of Spanish exiles who left their homes to protest Franco's fascist regime and then returned after its demise to find that democracy had not instilled either ethics or deep motivation in government leaders. Director Basilio Martin Patino presents his story, (a large part of the film is based on his own life), through the experiences of an exiled heroine played by Charo Lopez. She has returned to Spain to look for meaning in her life, something that she never found living in Germany, not even after having a child. She is also in the process of translating the German lyric poet Friederich Hölderlin into Spanish, focusing on his epic Hyperion. Excerpts from the translation are voiced over throughout the film. As she looks up old friends from many years ago, she finds even those who have achieved worldly success are suffering from the same ennui that propelled her back home.
La vaquilla ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2004 in Spanish and held by 15 libraries worldwide
"Set in 1938 during the Spanish Civil War when a group of Republican soldiers sneak into a village in enemy territory to steal a bull with plans of butchering it to feed themselves. ... The group of five would-be thieves dress themselves in uniforms of the Nationalist troops in an attempt to dissimulate their true identity. But instead of a neat getaway with a bull in tow, they are caught up in the "correo" or running of the bull, they get involved in a religious procession, and in the end, watch as the bull breaks out of a flimsy ring in a bullfight and heads for the hills."--Eleanor Mannikka, All Movie Guide.
Locos por el oro ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in Spanish and held by 14 libraries worldwide
Two clumsy and greedy friends discover the existence of a lost gold shipment that never made it and it's still out there for whoever can find it.
El verdugo ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1983 and 2008 in Spanish and held by 13 libraries worldwide
Amado is a professional executioner about to retire. José Luis, soon to marry his daughter, Carmen, must inherit his father-in-law's unpopular profession in order to keep the house where they are going to live. All goes well until the day the son-in-law faces his first execution. Amadeo assures José Luis that the condemned man will be pardoned at the last minute, so José and his family take a vacation in Mallorca. But the pardon doesn't come ...
Luz de domingo ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in Spanish and English and held by 12 libraries worldwide
"Basada en el relato de Ramón Pérez de Ayala, nos llega esta historia que narra la enconada lucha entre dos bandos politicos en el asturiano pueblo de Cenciella, a principios del siglo XX. Uno de estos grupos decide escarmentar a Urbano (Alex González), el liberal e idealista Secretario del Ayuntamiento, el domingo anterior a su boda con Estrella (Paula Echevarria). La tragedia aparece e impide la felicidad de los personajes. Pero los designios inescrutables del destino ..."--Container.
Les Saints innocents by Mario Camus ( Visual )
in Spanish and held by 11 libraries worldwide
"Dans les annees soixante, durant le franquisme, une famille de paysans espagnols vit sous la tutelle d'un puissant proprietaire terrien. Cette vie de perdants, cette famille l'assume avec calme et resignation. Un fait anodin va troubler le cours normal de cette triste vie...
El quijote de Miguel de Cervantes ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1991 and 2006 in Spanish and held by 10 libraries worldwide
Alonso Quijano, un hidalgo manchego de unos 50 años y de mediana posición económica, queda entusiasmado de tal modo por los libros de caballería que decide salir a correr aventuras acompañado de su fiel escudero Sancho.
Tata mia ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1988 and 2001 in Spanish and held by 10 libraries worldwide
"Rozando la cuarentena, Elvira se va del convento donde ha profesado. Enfrentada de nuevo a la vida real, busca apoyo y consejo en su antigua ama de cría "la Tata", mujer dotada de talento natural poco frecuente"--Container.
Las verdes praderas ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1979 and 2009 in Spanish and held by 9 libraries worldwide
José has what to outside eyes looks like a good life. He has a fine job as an advertising executive, a lovely wife and children, and a country house. However, on one weekend, his mother-in-law is carping at him, and at the same time his lawn mower won't work, and he gets no satisfaction from a pick-up soccer game. These are just a few of the annoyances which lead his wife, in sympathy, to set fire to their weekend retreat. Rather than being upset, he calmly joins her in watching it burn, before returning by car to Madrid.
Adaptations Bulls Caper films Capital punishment Cattle stealing Cervantes Saavedra, Miguel de,--1547-1616 Civil War (Spain : 1936-1939) Comedy films Comedy films Delibes, Miguel Detective and mystery films Disguise Don Quixote (Cervantes Saavedra, Miguel de) Don Quixote (Fictitious character) Drama Executions and executioners Exiles Feature films Feature films Fiction films Fiction television programs Film adaptations Film and video adaptations Francoism García Lorca, Federico,--1898-1936 Gold History Knights and knighthood Landa, Alfredo,--1933- Male friendship Manners and customs Man-woman relationships Motion pictures Motion pictures Motion pictures, Spanish Nonfiction television programs Orphans Peasants Poor Spain Spain.--Ejército Popular de la República Spain--Granada Spanish language Television adaptations Television mini-series Television mini-series Television plays, Spanish Television programs Treasure troves War films
Landa Areta, Alfredo, 1933-