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Almodóvar, Agustin

Overview
Works: 108 works in 476 publications in 7 languages and 11,724 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Comedy films  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Dark comedy films  History  Film adaptations  Anthology films  Horror films  Sex comedy films  Mad scientist films 
Roles: Producer, Author of screenplay, pmn, Scenarist, Actor, Interviewee, Director, Performer
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
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Most widely held works by Agustin Almodóvar
Volver by Pedro Almodóvar( Visual )

18 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 1,950 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The central focus in Volver is a family of women: mother and grandmother Irene, her daughters Raimunda and Sole, and Raimunda's 14-year-old daughter Paula. Irene is dead: She died with the girls' father in a fire many years ago in their birth village in La Mancha. Raimunda lives in Madrid with Paula and her shiftless husband, who is malevolent, irrelevant, or absent. Separated Sole runs an unlicensed beauty parlor in her apartment. Their old aunt, Paula, still lives in the village and speaks about her sister Irene as if she were still alive. When the aunt dies, some things change, many things return, and Raimunda's troubles become extremely complicated. She bustles through them with passionate determination, a hard-working woman pulled in fifty directions, making a life for her family, reveling in every emotion but self-pity
Todo sobre mi madre by Pedro Almodóvar( Visual )

38 editions published between 1999 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 1,113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Manuela is a devoted single mother who needs to come to grips with the death of her 17-year-old son, Esteban. She had never told Esteban about his father, but after reading her son's journal she realizes she has to find Esteban's father, and explain what has happened. She leaves Madrid for Barcelona, to reconnect with her old friend Agrado, who introduces her to Rosa, a young nun in trouble, and Huma Rojo, a brilliant actress whom young Esteban idolized. A Hollywood melodrama done up as Greek tragedy translated into the context of everyday modern life, the film sums up both the boundlessness and the limitations of a mother's love
Los abrazos rotos = Broken embraces by Pedro Almodóvar( Visual )

15 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in Spanish and French and held by 1,111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pedro Almódovar's acclaimed tale of sex, secrets and cinema. When her father becomes gravely ill, beautiful Lena consents to a relationship with her boss Ernesto Martel. An extremely wealthy and much-older man, he pays for her father's hospitalisation and provides her a lavish lifestyle. Lena's dream, however, is to act and she soon falls for the director of her first film - a project bankrolled by her jealous husband to keep her near. Upon his discovery of the affair, Ernesto stops at nothing to ruin Lena's happiness
La mala educación = Bad education by Pedro Almodóvar( Visual )

37 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 1,098 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Narrates the reunion of two young men in early 80s Madrid, as the city starts to breathe a new air of freedom. Fifteen years earlier, in the darkness of a Catholic school, the two young men had discovered sensuality and a common hatred of the priests from whom they received their bad education. Now, in the new and liberated Madrid, both men, a film-maker and an aspiring actor, revisit their early years together. As they try to uncover the truth about themselves, each other and the other characters in their story, they realise that things and people are not as they first seem
El Espinazo del Diablo = The Devil's backbone by Guillermo del Toro( Visual )

25 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in Spanish and English and held by 1,094 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Devil's backbone tells the tale of a remote Spanish orphanage during the final days of the Spanish Civil War whose young inhabitants are brutally terrorised by Santi, a decomposing spirit who stalks the building's dark decaying hallways. But as the film builds to a grisly, explosive finale, the children learn the true story of Santi's death and rise up to vow a deadly vengeance on his vicious murderer"--Container
The skin I live in = La piel que habito by Pedro Almodóvar( Visual )

39 editions published between 2011 and 2016 in Spanish and English and held by 1,026 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Since his wife was burned in a car crash, Dr. Robert Ledgard, an eminent plastic surgeon, has wanted to create a new skin with which he could have saved her. After twelve years, he cultivates a skin that is a real shield against every assault. Now, besides the years of study and experimentation, the unscrupulous doctor needs to find an associate and a human guinea pig. Marrilia, the woman who looked after him from birth, is his best and most faithful accomplice. But where will they find the human pig?
Relatos salvajes = Wild tales by Damián Szifron( Visual )

18 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in Spanish and German and held by 1,012 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Six short stories involving people in severe emotional distress
Carne trémula by Pedro Almodóvar( Visual )

19 editions published between 1997 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 546 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The lives of five people are intertwined by romance, friendship and rivalry. Victor has fallen for a woman, Elena. Elena wants nothing to do with Victor and she calls the cops when he shows up at her apartment. The two cops that show up are David and Sancho. Sancho is a chronic, abusive drunk and believes his wife, Clara may be having an affair with his partner, David."
I'm so excited! by Pedro Almodóvar( Visual )

17 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in Spanish and English and held by 450 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A mechanical failure on a plane flying to Mexico City is endangering the lives of the passengers aboard. As the pilots attempt to fix the error, the attendants attempt to assist the passengers, and the passengers have a catharsis of emotion that helps them escape the idea of death
Tie me up! Tie me down!( Visual )

5 editions published in 2014 in Spanish and held by 328 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..."--www.filmaffinity.com
Mujeres al borde de un ataque de "nervios" = Women on the verge of a nervous breakdown( Visual )

4 editions published between 1988 and 2009 in Spanish and held by 242 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pepa is a successful actress, doing voice-dubbing and detergent commercials. She lives in a beautiful apartment in the heart of Madrid, with her lover and fellow actor Ivan. He has deserted her without warning, and may have gone back to his wife Lucia, who has been in a mental institution for twenty years. Pepa's best friend, Candela has an equally serious problem: her boyfriend has been arrested as a terrorist, and she needs to hide from the police. Ivan's son and pushy fiancée arrive, possible tenants for Pepa's apartment. As Pepa's apartment fills up, hearts are broken, stockings torn, suicide attempts botched, and windows smashed--the chaos of the day ends with soporifically terrific gazpacho for all
Viva Pedro : Special features( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in Spanish and held by 215 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
Hable con ella = Talk to her by Pedro Almodóvar( Visual )

15 editions published between 2002 and 2009 in Spanish and English and held by 205 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Marco, a journalist grieving for a love affair that ended ten years' ago, falls in love with Lydia, a bullfighter also on the rebound. Benigno, a nurse, dedicates his life to his only patient, a young dancer in a coma as a result of an accident four years' before; he talks to her, reads to her, holds photographs in front of her closed eyes. When Lydia is brought comatose to the hospital where Benigno works, he and Marco become friendly, and the nurse encourages the journalist to talk to her and hope for a miracle. Marco is Sancho to Benigno's Quixote, and as Benigno's hopes for his patient become fantasies, Marco tries to inject reality. Does a miracle await?
La flor de mi secreto = The flower of my secret by Pedro Almodóvar( Visual )

18 editions published between 1996 and 2010 in Spanish and German and held by 170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Leo is a successful writer of fabulously popular romance novels, published under the nom de plume Amanda Gris. Needy and demanding, her own romantic life has taken a nosedive since her husband Paco joined the peacekeeping forces in Bosnia in order to escape her. Despising the lucrative fluff she has been writing, she is depressed, drinks too much, tries to commit suicide, and is outraged when her publisher derides the gritty novel she has tried to submit. Her friend Betty suggests that she take up journalism, keeping her other identity secret. Newspaper editor Angel loves her bodice-rippers, but wants her to succeed as a journalist. Can Leo face the truth of her disintegrating marriage? Can she withstand the revelation of her secret?
Mujeres al borde de un ataque de "nervios" = Women on the verge of a nervous breakdown by Pedro Almodóvar( Visual )

11 editions published between 1988 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 97 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When a woman's lover leaves her, she discovers that the police are looking for her because of his criminal activities. After talking to a female lawyer, she discovers that her lawyer is her old lover's new girlfriend
Acción mutante by Álex de la Iglesia( Visual )

18 editions published between 1992 and 2008 in Spanish and English and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dystopic science fiction film set in the year 2012 in a world ruled by bodybuilders, designers and the ultra-chic. Accion Mutante, an underground group of mentally and physically disabled are the sole resistance to the cult of beauty and wealth. Ramon, the leader of the group devises plots to kidnap Patricia, daughter of a wealthy industrialist, but the plot does not work out as planned
Atame! = Tie me up/Tie me down! by Pedro Almodóvar( Visual )

20 editions published between 1989 and 2010 in Spanish and German and held by 68 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
High heels = Tacones lejanos by Pedro Almodóvar( Visual )

14 editions published between 1991 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When a TV anchorwoman (Victoria Abril) is reunited with her long-estranged mother, a famous and flamboyant singer-actress (Marisa Paredes), their reconciliation is cause for great celebration. But when the daughter introduces her husband, it is none other than her mother's ex-lover. And when the husband is mysteriously killed, both mother and daughter come under suspicion in a frenzied investigation highlighted by a televised murder confession
La niña santa by Lucrecia Martel( Visual )

2 editions published in 2005 in Spanish and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sixteen year old schoolgirl Amalia lives with her divorcee mother, the manager of a shabby hotel which is hosting a medical conference. When a stranger makes a crude pass at her in a crowded street, Amalia later discovers that it was in fact one of the distinguished conference attendees, Dr. Jano. Consumed by the heady combination of her fervent religious education and burgeoning sexuality, Amalia resolves to save the respected doctor from sin, a mission that brings both of their worlds to the brink of collapse -- Container
 
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Volver
Alternative Names
Agustín Almodóvar produttore cinematografico e attore spagnolo

Agustín Almodóvar Spaans acteur

Agustín Almodóvar spanischer Filmproduzent und schauspieler

Agustín Almodóvar Spanish film producer and actor

Almodóvar Caballero, Agustín

Caballero, Agustín Almodóvar

Αγουστίν Αλμοδόβαρ Ισπανός ηθοποιός και παραγωγός

Агустин Альмодовар испанский кинопродюсер и актёр

Ագուստին Ալմոդովար

אוגוסטין אלמודובר שחקן ספרדי

اغوستين المودوفار

آگوستین آلمودوار تهیه‌کننده و بازیگر اسپانیایی

ავგუსტინ ალმოდოვარი

アグスティン・アルモドバル

奥古斯丁·阿莫多瓦

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Todo sobre mi madreLos abrazos rotos = Broken embracesLa mala educación = Bad educationEl Espinazo del Diablo = The Devil's backboneCarne trémulaMujeres al borde de un ataque de "nervios" = Women on the verge of a nervous breakdownViva Pedro : Special featuresHable con ella = Talk to her