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Almodóvar, Agustin

Overview
Works: 101 works in 450 publications in 6 languages and 10,735 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Comedy films  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Dark comedy films  History  Film adaptations  Anthology films  Horror films  Sex comedy films  Detective and mystery 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 1,956 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
Los abrazos rotos = Broken embraces by Pedro Almodóvar( Visual )

15 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in Spanish and French and held by 1,118 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 )

38 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 1,097 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
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 1,083 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 )

30 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in Spanish and English and held by 1,013 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 966 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
Carne trémula by Pedro Almodóvar( Visual )

19 editions published between 1997 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 548 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 539 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 )

16 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in Spanish and English and held by 446 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
Atame! = Tie me up/Tie me down! by Pedro Almodóvar( Visual )

25 editions published between 1989 and 2014 in Spanish and German and held by 391 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
Todo sobre mi madre by Pedro Almodóvar( Visual )

37 editions published between 1999 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 290 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
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 243 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 172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Leo writes romance novels, but with a loveless marriage, she finds herself fresh out of inspiration. Angel is a tough and gruff journalist with an iron will and a heart of gold. When their paths happen to cross, they discover something neither had expected, a real-life love affair
Acción mutante by Álex de la Iglesia( Visual )

18 editions published between 1992 and 2008 in Spanish and English and held by 72 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 Yo Yo Honey Singh( Visual )

14 editions published between 1991 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 63 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

Two teenage girls adjust to their maturing sexuality and religious upbringing
Kika by Pedro Almodóvar( Visual )

17 editions published between 1993 and 2010 in Spanish and German and held by 33 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
Die Haut, in der ich wohne( Visual )

2 editions published in 2012 in German and Spanish and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die bildhübsche Vera ist die einzige Patientin in einer Schönheitsklinik, wo sie Tag und Nacht von Professor Roberto Ledgard überwacht wird. Er pflegt ihre Haut wie einen kostbaren Schatz und kontrolliert jeden Schritt, jeden Blick, jede Emotion. Doch wer ist Vera, die so beängstigend Robertos verstorbener Frau ähnelt? Sie hat keine Geschichte und doch scheint ihr Schicksal eng verknüpft mit dem Leben Robertos. Und welche Rolle spielt der junge Mann, der zuletzt beim Betreten der Klinik gesehen wurde?
 
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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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Los abrazos rotos = Broken embracesLa mala educación = Bad educationEl Espinazo del Diablo = The Devil's backboneCarne trémulaTodo sobre mi madreMujeres al borde de un ataque de "nervios" = Women on the verge of a nervous breakdownViva Pedro : Special featuresHable con ella = Talk to her