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Maura, Carmen 1945-

Overview
Works: 406 works in 1,775 publications in 8 languages and 14,620 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Comedy films  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  History  Melodramas (Motion pictures)  Film adaptations  Road films  Erotic films  Documentary films  Biographical films 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Other, Author, Narrator, Contributor, 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 2004 and 2016 in 8 languages and held by 2,354 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)
¿Qué he hecho yo para merecer esto!! by Pedro Almodóvar( Visual )

82 editions published between 1984 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 780 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
La ley del deseo = Law of desire by Pedro Almodóvar( Visual )

68 editions published between 1986 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 701 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
Les femmes du 6ème étage = The women on the 6th floor by Philippe Le Guay( Visual )

21 editions published between 2010 and 2018 in French and English and held by 634 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 )

26 editions published between 2002 and 2015 in Spanish and English and held by 574 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 Pedro Almodóvar( Visual )

34 editions published between 1990 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 556 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
Ay, Carmela! by Carlos Saura( Visual )

71 editions published between 1989 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 537 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aragón, Spain, 1938. Carmela and her two companions quit their posts as entertainers for the Republican troops in search for a better fortune. By mistake, they cross over to the Nationalist zone, get arrested and are given the chance to perform for their freedom
Tetro by Francis Ford Coppola( Visual )

12 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and Spanish and held by 500 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 )

27 editions published between 1984 and 2016 in Spanish and English and held by 464 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Yolanda, a nightclub singer who goes on the "lam" after her lover dies of a drug overdose, takes refuge in the Convent of the Humble Redeemers. The nuns have their own problems with the church, with the law and with their benefactor
La comunidad = Common wealth by Álex de la Iglesia( Visual )

38 editions published between 1999 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 385 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
Al otro lado by Gustavo Loza( Visual )

7 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in Spanish and held by 375 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 )

11 editions published between 2004 and 2012 in English and Italian and held by 306 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 )

18 editions published between 2012 and 2017 in German and French and held by 272 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
Mujeres al borde de un ataque de "nervios"( Visual )

9 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in Spanish and English and held by 253 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
Women on the verge of a nervous breakdown by Pedro Almodóvar( Visual )

57 editions published between 1988 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 218 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

« Melding melodrama with screwball farce, this Academy Award-nominated black comedy was Pedro Almodovar's international breakthrough and secured his place at the vanguard of modern Spanish cinema. Continuing the auteur's exploration of the female psyche, Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown tells the story of Pepa played by the director's frequent collaborator Carmen Maura who resolves to kill herself with a batch of sleeping-pill-laced gazpacho after her lover leaves her. Fortunately, she is interrupted by a deliciously chaotic series of events. The filmmaker channeled Hollywood inspiration into his own unique vision, arriving at the irreverent humour and vibrant visual sense that define his work today. With an exeptional ensemble cast that also includes Antonio Banderas and Rossy de Palma, this film shows an artist in total control of his craft. »--
Viva Pedro : Special features( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in Spanish and held by 207 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 )

8 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in Spanish and held by 206 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When a bank heist in the city doesn't all go according to plan, José and Tony find themselves in possession of some hostages and speeding through the mountains of Spain, hoping to quietly slip over the border. Not wanting to give up his custody days to his ex-wife, José has also brought his son along for both the robbery and the ride. Little do they know that this is only the beginning of their troubles, as they soon make a stop in a small tavern in the Basque countryside and find themselves the honored guests of a fractured family of witches who are preparing for an ancient ritual. Director Alex de la Iglesia (As Luck Would Have It, The Last Circus) serves up laughs, action and thrills in this visually inventive comedy that builds towards a jaw-dropping climax with plenty of scares and surprises along the way
Pepi, Luci, Bom y otras chicas del montón : Pepi, Luci, Bom by Pedro Almodóvar( Visual )

36 editions published between 1980 and 2019 in Spanish and French and held by 193 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
Como ser mujer y no morir en el intento( Visual )

19 editions published between 1991 and 2006 in Spanish and held by 189 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 : the Almodóvar collection( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in Spanish and held by 170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eight of director Pedro Almodóvar's original films
 
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La ley del deseo = Law of desireValentinMatadorAy, Carmela!Women on the verge of a nervous breakdownViva 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 actriz española (n. 1945)

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

García Maura, Carmen

García Maura, Carmen 1945-

Karmen Mawra

Maura, Carmen

Maura, Carmen G. 1945-

Maura Carmen García

Maura, Carmen García 1945-

Κάρμεν Μάουρα

Кaрмен Маура

Кармен Маўра

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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