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Rabal, Francisco 1926-2001

Works: 396 works in 1,513 publications in 8 languages and 9,432 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Melodramas (Motion pictures)  Melodrama  Comedy films  Sex comedy films  Erotic films  Biographical films  Dark comedy films  Action and adventure films 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Author, Other, Narrator, Artist, Costume designer, Honoree, Interviewee
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Viridiana by Luis Buñuel( Visual )

126 editions published between 1961 and 2016 in 7 languages and held by 1,463 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Luis Bunuel's controversial film classic was denounced by the Vatican after its release in 1961. After leaving behind her life as a nun, the young Viridiana is confronted with the depravity and poverty of the world outside the convents walls. Beware of charity appears to be the message that permeates Bunuel's satire, but a deeper theme is the hypocrisy of the Catholic church and Spanish society in the aftermath of the Spanish Civil War. In one famous scene Bunuel arranged the dwarves and lepers that Viridiana invites into her home to reflect Leonardo Da Vinci's painting The Last Supper. This was the first flm that Bunuel had made in his native Spain in thirty years, and it is a stinging indictment of the insulated and undemocratic social conditions that existed in Franco's Spain at the time. The film was shot in Spain with a script that the Spanish censors had approved in advance. By the time the authorities realized the subversive nature of the film, the negative and original materials had already been removed to France. Further complicating the issue for the Spanish authorities was the fact that the film was nominated to represent Spain at Cannes where it won the Palm D'Or. In the aftermath of the success of the film at Cannes, the head of the Spanish film bureau was dismissed, and the film was banned from Spanish cinemas
L'eclisse by Michelangelo Antonioni( Visual )

89 editions published between 1962 and 2016 in 8 languages and held by 1,117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young woman who has just ended one relationship meets a stockbroker who lets the world of the stock market govern his every action
Belle de jour by Luis Buñuel( Visual )

14 editions published between 1966 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 1,112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Severine is a repressed, bored housewife, afraid of intimacy. Her husband, Pierre is kind, devoted, and understanding. Severine is aroused by the idea of domination and debasement, and gentle Pierre is hardly the type of person who would treat her cruelly in order to receive sexual gratification. Following the example of an acquaintance, she begins a double life as the girl called Belle de Jour, in the brothel run by Madame Anais. Her otherwise placid domestic life is threatened when an obsessed client, unable to possess her completely, begins to stalk her
Atame! = Tie me up/Tie me down! by Pedro Almodóvar( Visual )

31 editions published between 1989 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 767 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Comedy about an orphaned mental patient who is determined to create an ideal family for himself, so, in an irrationally inspired bid for love, he kidnaps a recovering drug addict/porn star
Goya by Carlos Saura( Visual )

43 editions published between 1999 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 608 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A drama that looks at the declining years of the great Spanish painter Goya who suffered from strange visions and nightmares whilst living in Bordeaux, France, in the early 1800's. Goya reflects on his tumultuous career; a love affair with the beautiful Duchess of Alba and the evil crusade of Napoleon's French army
Nazarín by Luis Buñuel( Visual )

56 editions published between 1958 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 413 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A humble priest is forced to leave the priesthood because of his relationship with women
Sorcerer by William Friedkin( Visual )

7 editions published between 1998 and 2016 in English and held by 352 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Four men must transport a dangerous cargo of nitroglycerine over treacherous terrain in order to stop an oil fire
Los Santos inocentes = The Holy innocents by Mario Camus( Visual )

88 editions published between 1984 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 330 WorldCat member 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
El Muerto = [The dead man]( Visual )

5 editions published between 1982 and 1987 in Spanish and held by 165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In nineteenth century South America, a murderer, Benjamin Otálora, flees from Buenos Aires to Montevideo where he is befriended by an aging gangster
Oedipo alcalde = Oedipus mayor( Visual )

3 editions published in 2007 in Spanish and held by 157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Edipo es enviado a un pueblo de la cordillera colombiana. Se le ha encomendado iniciar diálogos de paz entre los participantes del conflicto armado de ese país. Layo, cacique del pueblo, es secuestrado y muere en una balacera en el proceso de investigación. Edipo conoce a Yocasta, esposa de Layo, se enamora de ella, y convirtiéndose en "hijo y esposo de la mujer que lo pario, y a la vez padre y hermano del hijo que tendrá con ella", se cumple su destino
Teresa de Jesus( Visual )

10 editions published between 2002 and 2012 in Spanish and Multiple languages and held by 146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This historically accurate mini series, based on the life of the sixteenth century nun and mystic writer, Santa Teresa de Jesús (sometimes called Santa Teresa de Avila), offers an account of the times when this mystic nun was setting up Carmelite monasteries in the deepest depths of the interior of Spain. It follows her life from the time Teresa was about 23 to her death in 1852
The wide blue road( Visual )

4 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in Italian and English and held by 117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A fisherman struggling against harsh living conditions fishes illegally with bombs, leading to tragedy
Don Juan Tenorio by José Zorrilla( Visual )

17 editions published between 1994 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A variant of the story about the infamous philanderer who goes to eternal damnation after a life of vice. In this play, the chief character achieves salvation through Ines, his would-be seduction victim who, through her ethereal beauty and goodness, leads him to repentance and eventual redemption
Il deserto dei tartari = Desert of the tartars( Visual )

8 editions published between 1970 and 2009 in Italian and held by 111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"For his first commission, infantry lieutenant Drogo is stationed at a remote desert garrison on the mist-shrouded border of the North Kingdom. Filling their days with endless drilling, the soldiers of Fortezza Bastiani spend the long nights wondering about an enemy no one has ever seen. As the days stretch into months, the strain of waiting for attack takes its toll on Drago's comrades: sadistic major Mattis, sardonic Lieutenant Simeon, cynical medic Rovine, and humiliated Captain Hortiz, who lives with the shame of having once sounded the alarm against an attack that vanished before anyone else could see."--Container
Nightmare city( Visual )

3 editions published between 1980 and 2014 in English and Italian and held by 106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Un avion sorti de nulle part atterrit sur la piste d'aéroport d'une grande ville. Il en sort une horde de zombies aux visages défigurés et affamés de chair et de sang humain. Et de là l'épidémie commença..." Site Wikipédia, visionné le 27 janvier 2017
El disputado voto del Sr. Cayo by Antonio Giménez-Rico( Visual )

31 editions published between 1986 and 2007 in Spanish and Undetermined and held by 93 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A group of young politicians come to Cureña, a town in northern Castile, to campaign for votes. There they meet two neighbors who hate each other and never speak. One of these is Cayo, a soft-spoken older man full of ancestral wisdom. The encounter between the world of the young city politicians and that of Sr. Cayo is the necessary counterpoint to contrast two cultures ignorant of each other
H.P. Lovecraft's Dagon( Visual )

4 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Paul and his girlfriend Barbara are celebrating the success of their new company on a yacht off the coast of Spain. When a sudden storm smashes their boat on a reef, Barbara and Paul swim to the nearest town for help. The decrepit fishing village of Imboca at first seems to be deserted, but unblinking eyes peer out from boarded-up houses. The strange inhabitants offer little help to the stranded couple. By nightfall, Barbara is missing and Paul finds himself pursued by the entire town ... but a town of what?"--Container
El sueño del Caimán( Visual )

3 editions published between 2001 and 2005 in Spanish and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Iñaki, una bala peridida que vive de pequeños delitos en España, descubre por una carta, que su madre le ha estado mintiento. Un accidentado atraco lo obliga a huir a México, con la esperanza de encontrarse con su padre. Sin saber cómo, terminará uniéndose a unos tipos con muy poca suerte y toda una vida nadando contra corriente, en busca de un sueño"--Container
La ilusión viaja en tranvía by Luis Buñuel( Visual )

2 editions published in 2008 in Spanish and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La ilusión viaja en tranvía: Al enterarse que el tranvía en el cual han trabajado toda su vida, será retirado de servicio, dos trabajadores se emborrachan y deciden robarlo. Durante la noche dan servicio a un grupo variopinto de viajantes. A la mañana siguiente, tratan de devolver el tranvía pero se enfrentan a la obstinación de un inspector jubilado que pretende denunciarlos
Truhanes by Miguel Hermoso( Visual )

29 editions published between 1984 and 2016 in Spanish and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gonzalo Millares, swindler and con artist, ends up in prison because of one of his scams. He becomes friends with Ginés, an old pickpocket who is respected inside. Ginés and Gonzalo make a pact that Ginés will protect Gonzalo until they are released -- then Gonzalo will take care of Ginés. Only when they are released, Gonzalo may have more than he can handle
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Audience level: 0.41 (from 0.27 for Sorcerer / ... to 0.87 for Francisco ...)

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Francisco Rabal acteur espagnol

Francisco Rabal actor español

Francisco Rabal actor espanyol

Francisco Rabal attore spagnolo

Francisco Rabal hiszpański aktor, reżyser i scenarzysta

Francisco Rabal Spaans acteur

Francisco Rabal Spanischer Schauspieler

Francisco Rabal Spanish actor

Francisco Rabal spansk skådespelare

Francisco Rabal spansk skodespelar

Francisco Rabal spansk skuespiller

Rabal, Francisco

Rabal, Francisco 1926-

Rabal, Paco.

Rabal Paco 1926-2001

Rabal Valera, Francisco.

Rabal Valera Francisco 1926-2001

Valera, Francisco

Valera Francisco Rabal 1926-2001

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