WorldCat Identities

Matas, Alfredo

Overview
Works: 30 works in 134 publications in 2 languages and 456 library holdings
Genres: Drama  History  Film adaptations 
Roles: Producer
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 )
13 editions published between 1992 and 2007 in Spanish and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The focus is on Placido, a truckdriver who has little money and so making regular payments on his truck can be difficult, so much so that he gets behind and is in danger of having his vehicle repossessed. Meanwhile, he gets involved in a local, annual charity drive that opens up his eyes to the problems and foibles of other impoverished people. After those experiences, Placido has a different attitude toward his monthly payments
La Escopeta nacional by Luis García Berlanga ( Visual )
13 editions published between 1977 and 2008 in Spanish and held by 52 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 )
13 editions published between 1982 and 2004 in Spanish and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In a gross miscarriage of justice, based on an actual event, two men are falsely accused and convicted of the murder of a missing shepherd from a small Spanish village. A despotic district court judge and a right-wing congressman orchestrate the trial. The two men are subjected to brutal torture by sadistic guards to extract a confession of guilt. The men serve 6 years of a 15-year prison term before they are released, and they later discover their alleged victim is alive and well in a neighbouring village
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
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
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
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
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
La escopeta nacional ( )
2 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in Spanish and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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
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
Un diablo bajo la almohada = Le diable sous l'oreiller = Calda e-- infedele ( 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
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
 
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Alternative Names
Matas, Alfredo
Matas Salinas, Alfredo 1920-1996
Languages
Spanish (122)
Catalan (1)