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Almodóvar, Agustin

Overview
Works: 158 works in 618 publications in 7 languages and 13,676 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Comedy films  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Film adaptations  Romance films  Dark comedy films  History  Anthology films  Detective and mystery films  Horror films 
Roles: Producer, Author of screenplay, Director, Actor, Scenarist, pmn, Interviewee, fmp, Performer
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Agustin Almodóvar
Volver by Pedro Almodóvar( Visual )

25 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 1,959 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
Wild tales = Relatos salvajes by Damián Szifron( Visual )

20 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in Spanish and held by 1,237 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Six short stories involving people out for vengeance
El Espinazo del Diablo = The Devil's backbone by Marisa Parades( Visual )

14 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in Spanish and English and held by 1,218 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 )

19 editions published between 2009 and 2016 in Spanish and French and held by 1,170 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
The skin I live in = La piel que habito by Pedro Almodóvar( Visual )

52 editions published between 2011 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 1,069 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?
La mala educación = Bad education by Pedro Almodóvar( Visual )

37 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 1,068 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
Julieta by Pedro Almodóvar( Visual )

18 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in Spanish and English and held by 901 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
All about my mother = Todo sobre mi madre by Pedro Almodóvar( Visual )

1 edition published in 2000 in Spanish and held by 792 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wanneer Manuela haar 17-jarige zoon verliest bij een auto-ongeluk reist ze af naar Barcelona om zijn vader het droevige nieuws te vertellen. Esteban's vader gaat tegenwoordig als vrouw door het leven en heeft nooit van het bestaan van zijn zoon geweten. Manuela zoekt de rose buurt van Barcelona af en treft daar een vroegere vriendin. Samen proberen ze weer wat van het leven te maken en door allerlei verwikkelingen lijkt zelfs het leven van Manuela weer zin te krijgen
I'm so excited! by Pedro Almodóvar( Visual )

30 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in Spanish and English and held by 580 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With malfunctioning landing gear, the fight attendants on a Madrid-Mexico City flight try to distract the passengers from this crisis with comical results
La mujer sin cabeza = The headless woman by Lucrecia Martel( Visual )

7 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in Spanish and held by 574 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
Carne trémula = Live flesh by Pedro Almodóvar( Visual )

19 editions published between 1997 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 550 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."
Todo sobre mi madre = All about my mother by Pedro Almodóvar( Visual )

27 editions published between 1999 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 269 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 by Pedro Almodóvar( Visual )

9 editions published between 1988 and 2009 in Spanish and Italian and held by 260 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
Mujeres al borde de un ataque de "nervios"( Visual )

4 editions published in 2017 in Spanish and held by 242 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

While attempting to contact her ex-lover Iván, actress Pepa Marcos is enmeshed in a series of unexpected meetings with and revelations involving Iván, his mentally unbalanced ex-wife Lucía, his and Lucía's son Carlos, Carlos's fiancée Marisa, Lucía's lawyer Paulina Morales, and Candela, Pepa's model friend who has unwittingly become involved with Shiite terrorists
Tie me up! Tie me down! by Pedro Almodóvar( Visual )

16 editions published between 1989 and 2014 in Spanish and English and held by 220 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
Viva Pedro : Special features( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in Spanish and held by 207 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
Átame! = Tie me up! Tie me down!( Visual )

8 editions published in 2014 in Spanish and held by 195 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
Hable con ella = Talk to her by Pedro Almodóvar( Visual )

12 editions published between 2002 and 2009 in Spanish and English and held by 182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two men become friends as they attend their girlfriends who have both fallen into a coma
La flor de mi secreto = The flower of my secret by Pedro Almodóvar( Visual )

16 editions published between 1996 and 2010 in Spanish and held by 169 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?
High heels = Tacones lejanos by Pedro Almodóvar( Visual )

18 editions published between 1991 and 2016 in Spanish and French and held by 83 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
 
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
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El Espinazo del Diablo = The Devil's backboneLos abrazos rotos = Broken embracesLa mala educación = Bad educationCarne trémula = Live fleshTodo sobre mi madre = All about my motherMujeres al borde de un ataque de "nervios" = Women on the verge of a nervous breakdownViva Pedro : Special featuresHable con ella = Talk to herLa flor de mi secreto = The flower of my secret
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

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

阿古思定·艾慕杜華 西班牙電影製片人和演員

奥古斯丁·阿莫多瓦

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