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Almodóvar, Agustin

Overview
Works: 82 works in 483 publications in 7 languages and 12,568 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Comedy films  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Dark comedy films  Film adaptations  History  Anthology films  Sex comedy films  Horror films  Melodrama 
Roles: Producer, Author of screenplay, pmn, Scenarist, Actor, Interviewee, fmp, Director, Performer
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Agustin Almodóvar
Volver by Pedro Almodóvar( Visual )

21 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 1,958 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
El Espinazo del Diablo = The Devil's backbone by Guillermo del Toro( Visual )

28 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in Spanish and English and held by 1,117 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
Los abrazos rotos = Broken embraces by Pedro Almodóvar( Visual )

15 editions published between 2009 and 2016 in Spanish and French and held by 1,117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Harry Caine, a blind writer, reaches this moment in time when he has to heal his wounds from 14 years back. He was then still known by his real name, Mateo Blanco, and directing his last movie."--IMDb
Todo sobre mi madre by Pedro Almodóvar( Visual )

39 editions published between 1999 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 1,111 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
La mala educación = Bad education by Pedro Almodóvar( Visual )

41 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 1,105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Filmmaker Enrique (Fele Martínez) gets a visit from an aspiring actor claiming to be his old school friend Ignacio, who has written a story about their traumatic childhood spent at Catholic school. In the story, a drag performer known as Zahara attempts to blackmail a predatory priest by exposing their scandalous past. The tale provides the inspiration for Enrique's next film. But when the villainous priest from their school days arrives to tell his own version of the events, the truth is wilder than anything anyone could have imagined
The skin I live in = La piel que habito by Pedro Almodóvar( Visual )

41 editions published between 2011 and 2016 in Spanish and English and held by 1,032 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 )

16 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in Spanish and German and held by 1,015 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Six short stories involving people out for vengeance. Vulnerable in the face of a reality that shifts and suddenly turns unpredictable, the characters cross the thin line that divides civilization and barbarism. A lover's betrayal, a return to the repressed past and the violence woven into everyday encounters drive the characters to madness as they cede to the undeniable pleasure of losing control
Julieta by Pedro Almodóvar( Visual )

8 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in Spanish and held by 568 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Julieta lives in Madrid with her daughter Antia. They both suffer in silence over the loss of Xoan, Antia's father and Julieta's husband. At times, grief doesn't bring people closer, it drives them apart
Carne trémula by Pedro Almodóvar( Visual )

20 editions published between 1997 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 547 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."
La mujer sin cabeza = The headless woman by Lucrecia Martel( Visual )

2 editions published in 2009 in Spanish and held by 545 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A bourgeois woman is driving alone on a dirt road when she becomes distracted and runs over something. In the days following this jarring incident, she becomes dazed and emotionally disconnected from the people and events in her life. She becomes obsessed with the possibility that she may have killed someone. The police confirm that there were no accidents reported in the area and everything returns to normal, until a gruesome discovery is made"--Container
I'm so excited! by Pedro Almodóvar( Visual )

18 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in Spanish and English and held by 476 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
Mujeres al borde de un ataque de "nervios" = Women on the verge of a nervous breakdown by Pedro Almodóvar( Visual )

15 editions published between 1988 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 430 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
Atame! = Tie me up/Tie me down! by Pedro Almodóvar( Visual )

28 editions published between 1989 and 2014 in Spanish and German and held by 403 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 world₂s most beloved and provocative auteurs
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 )

19 editions published between 1996 and 2010 in Spanish and German and held by 172 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?
Acción mutante by Álex de la Iglesia( Visual )

20 editions published between 1992 and 2011 in Spanish and English and held by 77 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
High heels = Tacones lejanos by Pedro Almodóvar( Visual )

16 editions published between 1991 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 66 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
Kika by Pedro Almodóvar( Visual )

19 editions published between 1993 and 2010 in Spanish and German and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kika, maquilleuse dotée d'une nature plutôt ensoleillée et foncièrement optimiste, mène une vie compliquée : elle a un fiancé qui ne la comprend pas, un amant occasionnel, une ennemie jurée, une amie coiffeuse, une femme de ménage sombre et moustachue secrètement amoureuse d'elle et enfin un futur violeur
 
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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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El Espinazo del Diablo = The Devil's backboneLos abrazos rotos = Broken embracesTodo sobre mi madreLa mala educación = Bad educationCarne trémulaMujeres al borde de un ataque de "nervios" = Women on the verge of a nervous breakdownViva Pedro : Special featuresHable con ella = Talk to her