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Rabal, Francisco 1926-2001

Works: 508 works in 1,454 publications in 8 languages and 9,311 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, Interviewee, Costume designer, Honoree, Artist
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Viridiana by Luis Buñuel( Visual )

112 editions published between 1961 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 1,439 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 1,117 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 )

81 editions published between 1962 and 2016 in 8 languages and held by 1,089 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The conclusion of Michelangelo Antonioni's informal trilogy on modern malaise, L'eclisse (The Eclipse) tells the story of a young woman (Monica Vitti) who leaves one lover (Francisco Rabal) only to drift into a relationship with another (Alain Delon). Using the architecture of Rome as a backdrop for the couple's doomed affair, Antonioni reaches the apotheosis of his modernist style, returning to his favorite themes: alienation and the difficulty of finding connections in an increasingly mechanized world
Atame! = Tie me up/Tie me down! by Pedro Almodóvar( Visual )

24 editions published between 1989 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 756 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A rambunctious dark comedy. An unbalanced but alluring former mental patient takes a B-movie porn star prisoner in the hopes of convincing her to marry him. A highly unconventional romance that came on the spike heels of Almodovar's international sensation Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, this is a splashy, sexy central work in the career of one of the world's most beloved and provocative auteurs
Goya by Carlos Saura( Visual )

40 editions published between 1999 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 586 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 )

50 editions published between 1958 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 416 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A simple priest tries to live by Christian precepts and becomes an outcast and an outlaw. Using a variation of the Don Quixote theme applied to religion and hypocrisy, this candid comedy presents the impossibility of spiritual purity in a corrupt world
Sorcerer by William Friedkin( Visual )

6 editions published between 1998 and 2016 in English and held by 346 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 )

83 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

This is Gabriel García Márquez's retelling of Sophocles' tale of Oedipus, so the setting is strife-torn 20th-century Colombia. Œdipo is the mayor of a town trying to make peace between freedom-fighting guerrillas, drug cartels, paramilitary organisations, landowners and the government, while still trying to protect a civilian population. In the process he becomes romantically involved with a beautiful and wealthy landowner, with all the classic tales complications
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 115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Serie biográfica de Santa Teresa de Jesús, monja del Siglo XVI, basada en su autobiografía
Il deserto dei tartari = Desert of the tartars( Visual )

7 editions published between 1993 and 2009 in Italian and held by 110 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 )

2 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in English and Italian and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Umberto Lenzi's zombie shocker Nightmare city stars actor Hugo Stiglitz as a reporter caught in a living, breathing zombie hell. When an airplane comes into contact with radiation from a nuclear disaster, it causes the passengers to mutate into scabby-faced humanoids with a compulsion to kill and drink the blood of their victims. As the zombies move into the city and beyond, will anyone or anything be able to stop the wave of bloody death and disease that threatens to decimate mankind? Filled with nonstop violence, gory special effects and pulse-pounding music, and featuring supporting performances by Laura Trotter, Francisco Rabal and Mel Ferrer, Raro is proud to present this oddball gem of Italian splatter completely remastered and uncut
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 89 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 88 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 perdida que vive de pequeños delitos en España, descubre por una carta, que su madre le ha estado mintiendo. Un accidentado atraco lo obliga a huir a México, con la esperanza de encontrarse con su padre. Sin saber como, terminará uniéndose a unos tipos con muy poca suerte y toda una vida nadando contra corriente, en busca de un sueño..."--Envase
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: 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
Divinas palabras by José Luis García Sánchez( Visual )

26 editions published between 1987 and 2004 in Spanish and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1920, in the village of San Clemente, in Galicia, a cruel and shameless story unfolds with the exploitation of a hydrocephalic put on display in fair after fair by the wife of the sacristan, the ecclesiastical authority in the village
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Francisco Rabal acteur espagnol

Francisco Rabal actor, guionista y director español

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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