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Rabal, Francisco 1926-2001

Works: 526 works in 1,501 publications in 8 languages and 9,368 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Melodramas (Motion pictures)  Comedy films  Sex comedy films  Erotic films  Biographical films  Dark comedy films  Action and adventure films  Gangster films 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Author, Other, Narrator, Honoree, Costume designer, Artist, Interviewee
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Viridiana by Luis Buñuel( Visual )

113 editions published between 1961 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 1,441 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
Belle de jour by Luis Buñuel( Visual )

15 editions published between 1966 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 1,113 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
L'eclisse by Michelangelo Antonioni( Visual )

87 editions published between 1962 and 2016 in 8 languages and held by 1,107 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
Goya by Carlos Saura( Visual )

43 editions published between 1999 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 618 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Off-air recording of television program broadcast on October 8, 2004 and date copied on October 19, 2004 made by : Bundoora, Vic. : La Trobe University, The Borchardt Library. OA2004-344
Nazarín by Luis Buñuel( Visual )

48 editions published between 1958 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 398 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A humble priest is forced to leave the priesthood because of his relationship with women
Atame! = Tie me up/Tie me down! by Pedro Almodóvar( Visual )

16 editions published between 1989 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 384 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
Tie me up! Tie me down!( Visual )

8 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in Spanish and English and held by 372 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Después de pasarse media vida huyendo de los orfanatos, Ricky...un joven impulsivo y decidido, vive obsesionado con Marina...una actriz con quien se acostó una vez. Para conseguir su amor decide raptarla y encerrarla en su propia casa. Pero la ausencia de Marina pronto comienza a preocupar a su hermana Lola..."
Sorcerer by William Friedkin( Visual )

6 editions published between 1998 and 2016 in English and held by 347 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 332 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A rural Spanish family dreams of rising out of poverty and changing their life of subordination
El Muerto = [The dead man]( Visual )

4 editions published between 1982 and 1987 in Spanish and held by 169 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 158 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
The wide blue road( Visual )

4 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in Italian and English and held by 118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A fisherman struggling against harsh living conditions fishes illegally with bombs, leading to tragedy
Teresa de Jesus( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in Spanish and held by 116 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
Il deserto dei tartari = Desert of the tartars( Visual )

7 editions published between 1993 and 2009 in Italian and held by 112 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
Don Juan Tenorio( Visual )

12 editions published between 1994 and 2000 in 3 languages and held by 106 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
Nightmare city( Visual )

4 editions published between 1980 and 2014 in English and Italian and held by 100 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 )

28 editions published between 1986 and 2007 in Spanish and Undetermined and held by 90 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 90 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 )

4 editions published between 2001 and 2005 in Spanish and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A thief discovers that crime runs in the family. Inaki is a petty thief who makes his way pulling stickups with an elderly partner. The old man dies in the midst of a robbery, and Inaki flees to Mexico where he crosses paths with his father and brother
La ilusión viaja en tranvía by Luis Buñuel( Visual )

2 editions published in 2008 in Spanish and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La ilusión viaja en tranvía: Confronted with the news that their favorite streetcar will be decommissioned, two municipal transit workers become drunk and decide to borrow it for one last ride without charging the passengers. However, they end up embarking on a series of adventures, as they are confronted with situation after bizarre situation that prevents them from returning the borrowed streetcar
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Francisco Rabal acteur espagnol

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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