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Matas, Alfredo

Overview
Works: 24 works in 179 publications in 3 languages and 562 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Children's films  Television adaptations  Historical films  Fiction  Television mini-series  History  Juvenile works  Fantasy films 
Roles: Producer, Author
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Alfredo Matas
Las bicicletas son para el verano by Alfredo Matas( Visual )

21 editions published between 1983 and 2011 in Spanish and held by 111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The day-to-day experiences of a lower middle class family in Madrid during the Civil War, 1936
Plácido by Luis García Berlanga( Visual )

23 editions published between 1961 and 2014 in Spanish and held by 99 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 celebrations also include a parade, and in it we find Placido, the humble owner of a three-wheeler, whose family is forced to live in a public lavoratory 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
La vaquilla by Luis García Berlanga( Visual )

21 editions published between 1985 and 2015 in Spanish and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

During the Spanish Civil War, a group of republican soldiers plans a raid on a village fiesta
La Escopeta nacional by Luis García Berlanga( Visual )

20 editions published between 1977 and 2010 in Spanish and held by 66 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 )

20 editions published between 1979 and 2014 in Spanish and No Linguistic content and held by 60 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 )

17 editions published between 1984 and 2014 in Spanish and held by 39 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
Grandeur nature = Tamaño natural by Luis García Berlanga( Visual )

14 editions published between 1973 and 2015 in Spanish and English and held by 26 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
Nacional-III by Luis García Berlanga( Visual )

13 editions published between 1984 and 2014 in Spanish and held by 24 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
Bearn o La sala de las muñecas by Jaime Chávarri( Visual )

6 editions published between 1983 and 2016 in Spanish and Catalan and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mallorca, 1865. Se celebran los funerales por los señores Bearn. Joan Mayor, huérfano que desconoce su pasado, decide reconstruir la historia de la familia
Mi hija Hildegart by Fernando Fernán Gómez( Visual )

3 editions published between 2004 and 2012 in Spanish and held by 8 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
Barrios altos( Visual )

4 editions published between 1988 and 2011 in Spanish and held by 6 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 by Sogetel( Visual )

1 edition published in 1994 in Spanish and held by 4 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 by Azucena Rodríguez( Visual )

3 editions published in 1996 in Spanish and held by 4 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
Vámonos, Bárbara( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in Spanish and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Ana is Catalan, the daughter of a bourgeois family and works in a studio in advertising. She is 38 years old and has only lived with her husband, with whom she has a relationship that is cold but accepted by both. Although his family is opposed, she decides to leave her husband and takes a vacation with her daughter Barbara, 12 years old, in order to leave behind all the past and start a freer life, with fewer ties, less conventional."--Translation of summary on container
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( 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
The secret garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in Spanish and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

After the sudden death of her parents in India, Mary Lennox is sent 'home' to England, and the Yorkshire estate of a distant relative. Sad and lonely, her only interest lies in a secret garden, abandoned after a tragic accident. With the help of local the country boy Dickon and Colin, her guardian's invalid son, Mary's spirit is reawakened as they bring the garden back to life
Hablamos esta noche by Pilar Miró( Visual )

1 edition published in 1998 in Spanish and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Es la historia de un hombre que ante todo no quiere poner en riesgo su imagen
 
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Alternative Names
Alfredo Matas Spaans ondernemer (1920-1996)

Alfredo Matas Spanish businessperson and film producer (1920-1996)

Matas, Alfredo

Matas Salinas, Alfredo 1920-1996

Languages
Spanish (172)

English (1)

Catalan (1)