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Maura, Carmen 1945-

Overview
Works: 331 works in 1,671 publications in 8 languages and 14,453 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Comedy films  History  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Melodramas (Motion pictures)  Film adaptations  Biographical films  Documentary films  Road films  Dark comedy films 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Author, Other, Contributor, Narrator, Interviewee
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about Carmen Maura
 
Most widely held works by Carmen Maura
Volver by Pedro Almodóvar( Visual )

123 editions published between 2006 and 2016 in 9 languages and held by 2,366 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Raimunda lives in Madrid with her daughter Paula and her drunk husband Paco. Her sister, Sole, is separated and works clandestinely as a hairstylist for women. Years ago, in the sisters birth village, they lost their parents in a fire in La Mancha. Their aunt, Paula, still lives in the village and continues to speak about her sister Irene, mother of the two sisters, as if she were still alive. When the old aunt dies the situation changes and the past returns(volver)
Mujeres al borde de un ataque de "nervios" = Women on the verge of a nervous breakdown by Pedro Almodóvar( Visual )

128 editions published between 1984 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 1,972 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
¿Qué he hecho yo para merecer esto!! by Pedro Almodóvar( Visual )

92 editions published between 1984 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 778 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An absurd black comedy that centers on Gloria, a very resourceful working-class housewife and cleaning woman in Madrid, who is hooked on amphetamines and must contend with her crazy family
Les femmes du 6ème étage = The women on the 6th floor by Philippe Le Guay( Visual )

21 editions published between 2010 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 728 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
La ley del deseo = Law of desire by Pedro Almodóvar( Visual )

71 editions published between 1986 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 696 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cocaine-snorting homosexual hedonist writer-director Pablo Quintero is bereft--because his boyfriend Juan has just moved out. Pablo meets Antonio at a party, and they share a few passionate nights, but Antonio soon proves far too clingy for Pablo's taste. All hell breaks loose when Antonio comes across a sad, yearning love note from Juan, which ignites in Antonio a bonfire of jealous possessiveness. Pablo's transsexual sister Tina and her daughter Ada get involved in the mess as well. None of their lives will ever be the same because of this tragic unrequited love triangle
Ay, Carmela! by Carlos Saura( Visual )

81 editions published between 1989 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 594 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Paulino and Carmela are husband and wife, troubadours touring the countryside during the Spanish Civil War. They are Republicans, and with their mute assistant, Gustavete, they journey into rebel territory by mistake. They are arrested, fear a firing squad, and receive a reprieve from an Italian Fascist commander who loves the theatre. He arranges a performance for his troops, bargaining with Paulino to stage a burlesque of the republic in exchange for the actors' freedom. Paulino is persuaded that cooperation will ensure their survival, but Carmela stubbornly refuses to compromise her principles, with tragic consequences
Matador by Pedro Almodóvar( Visual )

37 editions published between 1986 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 566 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
Valentin by Alejandro Agresti( Visual )

24 editions published between 2002 and 2015 in Spanish and English and held by 563 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
Tetro by Francis Ford Coppola( Visual )

12 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and Spanish and held by 508 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 2016 in 3 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 )

41 editions published between 1999 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 387 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 neighbours led by an unscrupulous administrator
Al otro lado by Gustavo Loza( Visual )

7 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in Spanish and held by 367 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 )

10 editions published between 2004 and 2012 in English and Italian and held by 308 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An unlikely relationship begins for an American girl living in Jerusalem, a cab driver on her way to Jordan, and a Palestinian woman living in an Economic Free Zone
Paulette( Visual )

16 editions published between 2012 and 2017 in French and German and held by 264 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
Como ser mujer y no morir en el intento( Visual )

24 editions published between 1991 and 2006 in Spanish and Undetermined and held by 222 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
Viva Pedro : Special features( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in Spanish and held by 212 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Special features for "Viva Pedro: The Almodóvar Collection" set include cast and crew interviews, analyses of Almodóvar's works, biographical documentary, featurettes, and previews
Las brujas de Zugarramurdi by Álex de la Iglesia( Visual )

7 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in Spanish and held by 200 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When a bank heist in the city doesn't all go according to plan, Jose and Tony find themselves in possession of some hostages and speeding through the mountains of Spain to slip over the border. Little do they know when they make a stop at a small tavern in the Basque countryside they find themselves the honored quests of a family of witches who are preparing for an ancient ritual
Mujeres al borde de un ataque de "nervios"( Visual )

2 editions published in 2017 in Spanish and held by 183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

While attempting to contact her ex-lover Iván, actress Pepa Marcos is enmeshed in a series of unexpected meetings with and revelations involving Iván, his mentally unbalanced ex-wife Lucía, his and Lucía's son Carlos, Carlos's fiancée Marisa, Lucía's lawyer Paulina Morales, and Candela, Pepa's model friend who has unwittingly become involved with Shiite terrorists
Viva Pedro : the Almodóvar collection( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in Spanish and held by 177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eight of director Pedro Almodóvar's original films
Pepi, Luci, Bom y otras chicas del montón by Pedro Almodóvar( Visual )

40 editions published between 1980 and 2017 in Spanish and French and held by 145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pepi is hip and modern, Luci is a mild mannered housewife in her forties and married to a policeman. Bom is tough, kinky and very young. Three women whose paths cross and destinies change in an acid comedy full of surprises in Pedro Almodovar's film debut
 
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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!MatadorValentinViva Pedro : Special featuresViva Pedro : the Almodóvar collection
Alternative Names
Carmen Maura

Carmen Maura actrice espagnole

Carmen Maura actriță spaniolă

Carmen Maura actriu espanyola

Carmen Maura actriz española

Carmen Maura aktore spanjolle

Carmen Maura aktorka hiszpańska

Carmen Maura attrice spagnola

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-

Κάρμεν Μάουρα

Кaрмен Маура

Кармен Маура

Кармен Маура іспанська акторка

Маура, Кармен испанская актриса

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كارمن مورا

كارمن مورا ممثلة إسبانية

کارمن مورا بازیگر اسپانیایی

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