WorldCat Identities

Maura, Carmen 1945-

Works: 198 works in 1,426 publications in 8 languages and 13,626 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Comedy films  History  Melodramas (Motion pictures)  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Road films  Erotic films  Film adaptations  Western films  Fiction 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Author, Contributor, Other, Narrator
Classifications: PN1995.9.F67, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about Carmen Maura
Most widely held works by Carmen Maura
Volver by Pedro Almodóvar( Visual )

105 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in 8 languages and held by 2,316 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Raimunda is struggling to make ends meet, holding down several jobs while supporting her unemployed husband and her teenage daughter. When Raimunda and her sister are visited by the ghost of their dead mother, it becomes clear that some long-repressed family issues remain unresolved
Mujeres al borde de un ataque de "nervios" = Women on the verge of a nervous breakdown by Pedro Almodóvar( Visual )

156 editions published between 1984 and 2012 in 8 languages and held by 2,047 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Presentando una de las más desenfadadas comedias de guerra entre sexos, Pedro Almodovar, el más célebre director/guionista español crea un loco, criminal y divertido universo sin faldas. Nominada por la Academia en 1988 a la Mejor Película Extranjera, Mujeres al borde de un ataque de nervios es una salvaje, sensual y muy ingeniosa farsa. En lo alto de uno de los más elegantes pernthouses españoles, tres mujeres han alcanzado sus límites mentales. La súper sexy Pepa (Carmen Maura) mantiene un constante balanceo en la punta del rascacielos obsesionada por Iván (Fernando Guillén), el amor que la acaba de plantar por la máquina contestadora. Su neurótica mejor amiga, Candela (María Barranco) busca refugio en casa de Pepa porque acaba de descubrir que su amante es un terrorista chiíta. Y Lucia (Julieta Serrano) la ex-esposa de Iván, acaba de recuperar la libertad tras 20 años de encierro en una institución mental. Todas están un poco locas, de hecho, están al borde de un ataque de nervios... y una de ellas está a punto de cometer un crímen a menos que las otras medio locas mujeres fatales lo impidan. Cargada de pintorescos personajes secundarios, incluyendo al dos veces nominado al Globo de Oro Antonio Banderas. Mujeres al Borde de un Ataque de Nervios es candente, muy condimentada y llena de personajes excéntricos, ¡todos al borde del caos!.--Envase
La ley del deseo Law of desire by Pedro Almodóvar( Visual )

85 editions published between 1986 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 708 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pablo and Tina have complicated sexual lives. Pablo writes and directs plays and films; he's gay and deeply in love with Juan, a young man who won't reply to Pablo's affection or letters. Pablo's sibling Tina is a transsexual, angry at men, raising Ada, and trying to make it as an actress. Pablo takes up with Antonio, a youth who becomes jealous of Pablo's love for Juan. Antonio seeks out Juan, and violence leads to Pablo's grief and a temporary loss of memory. When memory returns, he learns that Antonio has taken up with Tina. In horror, he hurries to Tina's rescue and must face Antonio and his desire
Ay, Carmela! by Carlos Saura( Visual )

76 editions published between 1989 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 610 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aragón, Spain, 1938. Carmela and her two companions quit their posts as entertainers for the Republican troops in search of a better fortune. By mistake, they cross over to the Nationalist zone, get arrested and are given the chance to perform for their freedom
Les femmes du 6ème étage The women on the 6th floor by Philippe Le Guay( Visual )

25 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 597 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Paris, 1960. Jean-Louis lives a bourgeois existence with his neurotic socialite wife Suzanne while their children are away at boarding school. The couple's world is turned upside down when they hire Maria, a Spanish maid who introduces Jean-Louis to an alternative reality a few stories up on the sixth floor. Befriending a group of sassy Spanish maids, the women teach him there's more to life than stocks and bonds, and their influence on the house ultimately transforms everyone's life
Valentin by Alejandro Agresti( Visual )

27 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in Spanish and English and held by 569 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Valentin is a nine-year-old boy whose feuding parents have left him to be raised by his eccentric grandmother. With his father visiting only occasionally, Valentin is left to look to the other men in the neighborhood for father figures, and to replace his absent mother, he warms to Leticia, one of his father's many short-term girlfriends. When he tells her personal secrets about his father, however, Valentin jeopardizes their relationship. One of Valentin dreams is of being an astronaut one day. He sets out to discover the harsh realities about his parents, while bringing joy to those around him
Matador by Compañía Iberoamericana de TV( Visual )

36 editions published between 1986 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 565 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Diego is a matador unable to practice his craft after being badly gored. Maria is a successful Madrid lawyer. Diego teaches bullfighting to Angel, who wants to bullfight so he can die an exciting death and escape his strict, guilt-inducing Catholic mother. Angel has confessed to a string of recent murders--which he assumes he must be responsible for--having seen them happen in a series of hallucinatory visions, and Maria is defending him. Thanks to Angel, Diego and Maria finally meet. They might have gone through life forever unfulfilled were it not for him -- now they have each found someone with whom to share the ultimate pleasure. All that remains for them is the execution of their Liebestod
Tetro by Francis Ford Coppola( Visual )

9 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and Spanish and held by 504 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Naive, 17-year-old Bennie goes to Buenos Aires to search for his older brother whom he has not seen for ten years. With the success of their father Carlo, a renowned symphony conductor, the family moved from Argentina to New York. When Bennie finds his brother, Tetro, he is surprised to find that he is not the person he remembered. While staying with Tetro and his girlfriend Miranda, the two brothers grapple with the haunting experiences of their shared past
Entre tinieblas Dark habits by Pedro Almodóvar( Visual )

33 editions published between 1983 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 485 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A nightclub singer hides out in a convent after her lover dies of an overdose. The nuns, who welcome her with open arms, have problems of their own
La comunidad Common wealth by Álex de la Iglesia( Visual )

46 editions published between 1999 and 2011 in 6 languages and held by 396 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Julia, a hard-working real estate agent, finds 300 million pesetas hidden in a dead man's apartment, and is forced to face the wrath of a very peculiar community of neighbors led by an unscrupulous administrator
Auf der anderen Seite by Fatih Akin( Visual )

8 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in Spanish and held by 360 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Tres países, tres culturas tres realidades distintas que nos sirven de escenario para adentrarnos en la vida de tres niños (uno Mexicano, uno Cubano y una niña Marroqui) que comparten el mismo sentimiento, la ausencia de un ser querido y la necesidad de traerlo de vuelta a casa. Es una historia que aborda la problemática de la migración pero desde la óptica de los que se quedan."--Container
Free zone by Amos Gitai( Visual )

9 editions published between 2004 and 2012 in English and Italian and held by 314 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Der Film wurde im Jahr 2005 für vier Preise der Israelischen Filmakademie nominiert, darunter für das Spiel von Makram Khoury und Hanna Laslo. Laslo gewann 2005 bei den Internationalen Filmfestspielen von Cannes den Preis als beste Darstellerin, Amos Gitai wurde für die Goldene Palme nominiert. [arte]
Como ser mujer y no morir en el intento by Ana Belén( Visual )

30 editions published between 1991 and 2006 in 4 languages and held by 242 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Carmen's life is complicated. At 42 she is married to her third husband, Antonio, and has two children from previous marriages. She tries to carry on her professional career, without neglecting her relationship with Antonio, the house, her friends, or the emotional needs of the children
Pepi, Luci, Bom y otras chicas del montón Pepi, Luci, Bom by Pedro Almodóvar( Visual )

58 editions published between 1980 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 241 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Almodóvar's provocative first feature Pepi, Luci, Bom (1980) is set during Madrid's punk era. The film is an outrageous comedy which follows docile housewife Luci (Eva Silva), her trendy, marijuana smoking neighbour Pepi (Carmen Maura) and rock star Bom (Olvido Gara) who are close friends. Events take a shocking turn when Pepi is raped by a policeman. Pepi vows revenge, and of course her friends are on hand to make sure she gets it
Paulette( Visual )

12 editions published between 2013 and 2016 in German and French and held by 184 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Brash and opinionated retiree Paulette lives alone in a housing project on the outskirts of Paris. One evening, upon observing some mysterious dealings outside her building, Paulette discovers a surprising way to supplement her meager pension; an unlikely but successful career selling cannabis
Viva Pedro the Almodóvar collection by Pedro Almodóvar( Visual )

2 editions published in 2007 in Spanish and held by 178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eight of director Pedro Almodóvar's original films
800 bullets 800 balas by Álex de la Iglesia( Visual )

19 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 143 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This anarchic comedy from Spain's reigning master of cinematic mayhem centers on a 12-year old boy who sneaks off to find the Spanish setting of a number of Hollywood westerns in hopes of finding his grandfather, a former stuntman, who he's just learned is still alive and performing at the run-down theme park
Let my people go! by Mike Evans( Visual )

6 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in French and held by 138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A sweet and hilarious fusion of gay romantic comedy, Jewish family drama, Let My People Go!; follows the travails and daydreams of the lovelorn Reuben, a French-Jewish guy living in Finland with his gorgeous Nordic companion. But just before Passover, a series of mishaps and quarrels exile the heartbroken Reuben back to Paris and his zany family. Let My People Go!; both celebrates and upends Jewish and gay stereotypes with wit, gusto and style to spare
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Audience level: 0.35 (from 0.24 for Tetro ... to 0.83 for Carmen Mau ...)

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Alternative Names
Carmen Maura actrice espagnole

Carmen Maura actriz española

Carmen Maura aktorka hiszpańska

Carmen Maura attrice spagnola

Carmen Maura Spaans acteur

Carmen Maura Spaans actrice

Carmen Maura spanische Schauspielerin

Carmen Maura Spanish actress

Carmen Maura spansk skådespelare

Carmen Maura spansk skodespelar

Carmen Maura spansk skuespiller

Garcia Maura, Carmen

García Maura, Carmen 1945-

Karmen Mawra

Maura, Carmen

Maura, Carmen G. 1945-

Maura, Carmen García 1945-

Кaрмен Маура

Кармен Маура

Маура, Кармен испанская актриса

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كارمن مورا

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Mujeres al borde de un ataque de "nervios" = Women on the verge of a nervous breakdownLa ley del deseo Law of desireAy, Carmela!MatadorViva Pedro the Almodóvar collection