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Rabal, Francisco 1926-2001

Works: 488 works in 1,685 publications in 7 languages and 9,645 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, Interviewee, Costume designer, Artist, Singer, Honoree
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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L'eclisse by Michelangelo Antonioni( Visual )

93 editions published between 1962 and 2018 in 8 languages and held by 1,090 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

L'Eclisse was the final film in Antonioni's informal trilogy of the modern malaise (following L'Avventura and La Notte), a series of films that redefined the concept of narrative cinema. Filmed in sumptuous black and white and full of scenes of lush, strange beauty, it tells the story of Vittoria (the beautiful Monica Vitti - Red Desert), a young woman who leaves her older lover (Francisco Rabal - Viridiana), then drifts into a relationship with a confident, ambitious young stockbroker (Alain Delon - Le Cercle Rouge). Using the architecture of Rome as a backdrop for this doomed affair, Antonioni achieves the apotheosis of his style in this return to the theme that preoccupied him the most: the difficulty of forming true connections amidst the meaninglessness of the modern world
Belle de jour by Luis Buñuel( Visual )

11 editions published between 1967 and 2012 in French and Spanish and held by 1,084 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
Viridiana by Luis Buñuel( Visual )

4 editions published in 2006 in Spanish and held by 820 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Viridiana va bientôt prononcer ses vœux et s'enfermer dans un couvent. Auparavant, elle vient une dernière fois saluer son oncle, riche bourgeois. L'oncle la drogue et fait semblant d'abuser d'elle afin qu'elle accepte de l'épouser. Elle refuse, horrifiée. Rongé par le remords, il se donne la mort. Héritière du domaine avec son cousin, Viridiana renonce au cloître et décide de consacrer sa vie et sa propriété aux pauvres. Un soir de fête, les gens qu'elle a aidés se saoulent, pillent la maison et essaient de violer leur bienfaitrice. Sauvée par son cousin, elle cède à ses charmes et accepte à la fin de s'installer avec lui et la servante dans un ménage à trois."--Site web Wikipédia consulté le 31 juillet 2013
Viridiana by Luis Buñuel( Visual )

114 editions published between 1961 and 2016 in 7 languages and held by 581 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
Goya by Carlos Saura( Visual )

26 editions published between 1999 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 566 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
Atame! = Tie me up/Tie me down! by Antonio Banderas( Visual )

8 editions published between 1990 and 2014 in Spanish and English and held by 409 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
Nazarín by Luis Bunuel( Visual )

59 editions published between 1958 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 404 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 )

12 editions published between 1998 and 2016 in English and held by 393 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Four men who, for various reasons, cannot return to their own countries end up in a dismal South American town where an American oil company is seeking out courageous drivers willing to haul nitroglycerin over miles of treacherous terrain. The four men have nothing to lose; and, besides, they'll be paid 10,000 dollars apiece, and be granted legal citizenship, if they survive
Los Santos inocentes = The Holy innocents by Mario Camus( Visual )

68 editions published between 1984 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 306 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
Átame! = Tie me up! Tie me down!( Visual )

10 editions published in 2014 in Spanish and English and held by 184 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
Tie me up! Tie me down! by Pedro Almodovar( Visual )

10 editions published between 1989 and 2016 in Spanish and English and held by 177 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
Nightmare city( Visual )

3 editions published between 1980 and 2014 in English and Italian and held by 148 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
Oedipo alcalde = Oedipus mayor( Visual )

3 editions published in 2007 in Spanish and held by 148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A local mayor is sent to a small town in the Andes to negotiate peace amongst guerrilla revolutionaries, paramilitary groups, peasants, and the Colombian army. While there he begins a torrid romance with the widow of a war lord, with tragic consequences
El Muerto = [The dead man]( Visual )

3 editions published between 1983 and 1987 in Spanish and held by 145 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
Teresa de Jesus( Visual )

9 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in Spanish and Multiple languages and held by 143 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 )

9 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in Italian and English and held by 130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A fisherman struggling against harsh living conditions fishes illegally with bombs, leading to tragedy
Il deserto dei tartari = Desert of the tartars( Visual )

8 editions published between 1970 and 2009 in Italian and held by 113 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
H.P. Lovecraft's Dagon( Visual )

5 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and held by 94 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
La ilusión viaja en tranvía by Luis Buñuel( Visual )

2 editions published in 2008 in Spanish and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nazarín: En el México de principios del siglo veinte, el humilde cura Nazarín comparte su pobreza con los necesitados que habitan alrededor del mesón de Chanfa. Despues de proteger a una prostituta que provoca el incendio del mesón, Nazarín se ve obligado a abandonar el lugar. En su camino, las acciones del religioso provocan una serie de conflictos que se oponen a su visión de la caridad cristiana
El sueño del Caimán( Visual )

3 editions published between 2001 and 2005 in Spanish and held by 74 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
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Francisco Rabal acteur espagnol

Francisco Rabal actor español

Francisco Rabal actor espanyol

Francisco Rabal actor spaniol

Francisco Rabal aktor spanjoll

Francisco Rabal attore spagnolo

Francisco Rabal Hispaania näitleja

Francisco Rabal hiszpański aktor, reżyser i scenarzysta

Francisco Rabal Spaans acteur

Francisco Rabal španělský herec

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

Рабаль, Франсиско

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