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Matas, Alfredo

Overview
Works: 46 works in 170 publications in 1 language and 539 library holdings
Genres: Drama  History  Comedy films  Film adaptations  Historical films  War films  Caper films  Christmas films  Crime films  Internet videos 
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 )

20 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 )

21 editions published between 1961 and 2014 in Spanish and held by 87 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 vaquilla by Luis García Berlanga( Visual )

18 editions published between 1985 and 2015 in Spanish and held by 87 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 Sogepaq Video( Visual )

17 editions published between 1977 and 2010 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 )

14 editions published between 1979 and 2014 in Spanish and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Banned in Spain until 1982 and based upon a true story, two men are wrongfully accused of killing a fellow shepherd who disappeared from their town in the early 1900s. The men are tortured to elicit confessions in graphic portrayals of the brutality of the Guardia Civil
Patrimonio nacional by Luis García Berlanga( Visual )

12 editions published between 1984 and 2014 in Spanish and held by 27 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

Los Leguineche se trasladan a Francia. Deciden que tampoco este país es un paraíso para vivir y optan por irse a Miami
Tamaño natural by Luis García Berlanga( Visual )

5 editions published between 1997 and 2006 in Spanish and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Michel, a sus 45 años, tiene todo lo que puede desear: un buen trabajo, una esposa brillante y ua amante joven y apasionada. Pero un día adquiere por capricho una muñeca de goma que según su publicidad es casi real, descubriendo toda la sumisión y docilidad que no puede encontrar en su esposa. La fijación llega a ser tan grande que empieza a tener celos y a desconfiar de aquellos que puedan desearla o "mancillarla."
La escopeta nacional( Visual )

2 editions published in 2003 in Spanish and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Disc characteristics: DVD Region 2
El crimen de Cuenca( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in Spanish and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Plácido( Visual )

2 editions published in 2003 in Spanish and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

En una pequeña ciudad de provincias, unas señoras, bajo el lema "Siente a un pobre a su mesa", deciden, durante las fiestas navideñas, llevar a un necesitado a cenar a casa de familias pudientes. Mientras, Plácido, bien conocido por todos y cuyo único medio de vida es su carromato, se las ve y se las desea para afrontar el vencimiento de su letra
Mi hija Hildegart by Fernando Fernán Gómez( Visual )

2 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in Spanish and held by 7 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
Grandeur nature = Tamaño natural by Luis García Berlanga( Visual )

2 editions published in 2007 in Spanish and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Michel, 45, has everything he could want: a good job, a brilliant spouse and a young and passionate mistress. But one day he acquires by chance a life-size party doll, which soon becomes an obsession
El crimen de Cuenca( Visual )

3 editions published between 2003 and 2012 in Spanish and No Linguistic content and held by 7 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
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
Bearn o La sala de las muñecas( Visual )

3 editions published between 1983 and 2009 in Spanish and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The film is set in Mallorca in 1865 and deals with politics, family intrigues, incest, the clergy, and Masonic secrets
Nacional-III by Luis García Berlanga( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in Spanish and held by 4 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
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
La vaquilla( Visual )

3 editions published in 2015 in Spanish and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hace dos años que se inició la Guerra Civil Española. Los aburridos soldados de ambos bandos idean el modo de desmoralizar al contrario. En el bando nacional se anuncian varios festejos para celebrar el día de la Virgen, entre ellos un festival taurino. En la zona republicana dos militares acompañados por tres subordinados deciden raptar a la vaquilla para organizar su propia comilona
La escopeta nacional( )

2 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in Spanish and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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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 (141)