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Matas, Alfredo

Overview
Works: 31 works in 142 publications in 2 languages and 464 library holdings
Genres: Drama  History  Film adaptations 
Roles: Producer, Author
Classifications: PN1997, 791.43
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Alfredo Matas
Las Bicicletas son para el verano by Alfredo Matas( Visual )
18 editions published between 1983 and 2008 in Spanish and held by 110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The day-to-day experiences of a lower middle class family in Madrid during the Civil War, 1936
La vaquilla by Luis García Berlanga( Visual )
16 editions published between 1992 and 2008 in Spanish and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
During the Spanish Civil War, a group of republican soldiers plans a raid on a village fiesta
Plácido by Luis García Berlanga( Visual )
18 editions published between 1992 and 2014 in Spanish and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"In a small Spanish town, a group of old ladies decide to celebrate Christmas Eve with a 'Sit a poor man at your table' dinner: each wealthy household of the town will have a homeless person dining with them that night. The celebration also includes a parade, and in it we find Plácido, the humble owner of a three-wheeler, whose family is forced to live in a public lavatory because of the lack of money to pay the rent, and who has to pay the second bill of his vehicle before midnight or else he will lose it"--IMDb
La Escopeta nacional by Luis García Berlanga( Visual )
13 editions published between 1977 and 2008 in Spanish and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Centering on one of the many hunting extravaganzas organized for members of the ruling class, this comedy is about how business deals were made and concessions granted during the Franco years
El Crimen de Cuenca by Pilar Miró( Visual )
15 editions published between 1982 and 2014 in Spanish and No Linguistic content and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A realistically detailed film based on a true event in which two men were accused of killing a priest who disappeared from their town in the early 1900s. The mean are tortured to elicit confessions in scenes which graphically portray the methods of the Guardia Civil. The film is a plea to end police brutality and provincial ignorance. Banned in Spain until 1982
Patrimonio nacional by Luis García Berlanga( Visual )
12 editions published between 1984 and 2007 in Spanish and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
After the Franco regime is over, a marquis who has been in voluntary exile for thirty years returns to Madrid in hopes of resuming his court life. However, he finds himself and his family in many strange situations
Nacional III by Luis García Berlanga( Visual )
10 editions published between 1984 and 2007 in Spanish and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Third part of a trilogy satirizing Spanish society in the period following Franco's death, this second sequel to Patrimonio Nacional is about the Marquis de Leguineches, his hopeless son Luis José, his mistress/servant Viti, and in this instance, a Catholic priest. When the Marquis' father-in-law dies, the family decides to leave Spain with their money and go to France. Their adventures in Mitterand's France begin with a trip to Lourdes
Grandeur nature Tamaño natural ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2000 and 2007 in Spanish and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A chic dentist forsakes his arid marriage for a new love. His job slides as he devotes himself entirely to her; they marry, but soon their bliss becomes contaminated and he tries to kill her. The object of his affections is a lifelike doll, complete with mucous membranes, which soon takes on a symbolic importance beyond his conceptions. -- TimeOut film guide (10th ed., 2002)
Tamaño natural by Luis García Berlanga( Visual )
5 editions published between 1983 and 2009 in Spanish and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Michel, a sus 45 años, lo tiene todo, un buen trabajo, una esposa brillante, y hasta una amante joven y apasionada. Un capricho pueril le lleva a adquirir una muñeca de goma, y su vida terminará dando un giro imprevisible
Puede ser divertido ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1996 in Spanish and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Alicia and Carmen, two recently divorced young women, mothers of Juan and Carlitos, realize their lives revolve around the same poles when their kids end up in the hospital after a fight. From this casual encounter, Alicia and Carmen forge a strong friendship
Barrios altos ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1988 and 2011 in Spanish and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Verónica, divorciada y con un hijo, comienza a organizar su vida y adaptarse a la nueva situación. Sus problemas quedan relegados a un segundo término cuando muere asesinado Carlos, su masajista. Sabiéndose en peligro, Carlos dejó a Verónica un mensaje en el contestador: había de recoger un paquete escondido en los lavabos de una estación de ferrocarril. A partir de ese momento, Verónica no conocerá la calma
Todos a la cárcel ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1994 in Spanish and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A celebration in honor of the "International Day of Awareness" brings together political prisonners in a model Valencia prison, politicians and entertainers in a comedy of errors
Mi hija Hildegart ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2004 and 2012 in Spanish and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
En el Madrid de 1933, Aurora Rodríguez se pone en manos de la ley tras acabar con la vida de su hija Hildegart. En la cárcel, rememora las circunstancias que la movieron a cometer tan desnaturalizado crimen. En su primera infancia, Aurora Rodríguez, testigo de ciertas desavenencias matrimoniales y de la supeditación que se encontraban las mujeres ante los hombres, concibió la idea de tener una hija que, educada desde un principio para ello, pudiera consagrarse a la liberación de la mujer. Buscó a un hombre sano, inteligente y que renunciase a la paternidad de la niña. La niña, Hildegart, fue tal y como la madre la había imaginado: Siendo casi una niña ingresó en el Partido Socialista, a los 16 años concluía la carrera de derecho, empezaba medicina, y ya escribía artículos y libros. A los 18 era figura popular en los medios intelectuales y revolucionarios. Y a esa edad, una madrugada, su madre la mató
Bearn o la sala de las muñecas by Jaime Chávarri( Visual )
2 editions published in 2009 in Spanish and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The film is set in Mallorca in 1865 and deals with politics, family intrigues, incest, the clergy, and Masonic secrets
Cara de acelga ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1987 and 2009 in Spanish and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Antonio, vagabundo ligero de equipaje y sin rumbo fijo, se encuentra en una carretera cualquiera a la espera que alguien le lleve a alguna parte. El destino le llevará, finalmente, a una pequeña ciudad de provincias. Allí se vera inmerso en la vida cotidiana de la localidad y en sus diferentes avatares, como el de verse mezclado en el complot del robo de una valiosa pintura
La luz del fin del mundo = The light at the edge of the world ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2005 in Spanish and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Unos piratas asaltan un faro situado en el Cabo de Hornos y matan a todos los que se encuentran allí, a excepción de uno, que logra escapar. El plan de los piratas consiste en apagar la luz del faro y esperar que algún barco naufrague para hacerse con el botín. Esta película se rodó en exteriores de Cadaqués, Javea, La Pedriza, Cabo de Creus y la Manga del Mar Menor
La escopeta nacional ( )
2 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in Spanish and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
La vaquilla by Sogepaq Video( Visual )
1 edition published in 1985 in Spanish and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
"Hace dos anow que se inicio la Guerra Civil Espanola. Los aburridos soldados de ambos bandos intercambian tabaco y papel de fumar mientras idean el modo de desmoralizar al contrario. En el bando nacional se anuncian varios festejos para celebrar el dia de la Vigen de Agosto: Misa, Desfile, Paella, Baile y Festival Taurino. En la zona republicana dos militares, acompanados por tres subordinados, deciden raptar a la vaquilla para organizar su propia scomilona y desmoralizar al enemigo" -- Container
Bearn o la sala de las Mun︣ecas : "No hay más paraisos que los perdidos" ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2012 in Catalan and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Un diablo bajo la almohada ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1985 in Spanish and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Un joven antropólogo obsesionado por los celos, para poner a prueba la fidelidad de su mujer, le propone a un amigo que intente seducirla. Pero su plan no resulta como esperaba
 
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Alternative Names
Matas, Alfredo
Matas Salinas, Alfredo 1920-1996
Languages
Spanish (128)
Catalan (1)