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Matas, Alfredo

Overview
Works: 24 works in 174 publications in 3 languages and 547 library holdings
Genres: Drama  History  Comedy films  Film adaptations  Historical films  War films  Caper films  Christmas films  Crime films  Feminist films 
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 )

21 editions published between 1983 and 2011 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
Plácido by Luis García Berlanga( Visual )

23 editions published between 1961 and 2014 in Spanish and held by 97 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 Plácido, the humble owner of a three-wheeled truck, whose family is forced, alas, to live in a public lavatory because of the lack of rent money, and who has to pay the second bill on his truck before midnight. If it sounds a mite bathetic, that's now how it plays in this classic, hilarious film, because Plácido is no sad wretch, and his smug benefactors may find their charity case having notions of his own
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 62 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 61 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 )

14 editions published between 1984 and 2014 in Spanish and held by 29 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, 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
Nacional-III by Luis García Berlanga( Visual )

11 editions published between 1984 and 2007 in Spanish and held by 22 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
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, el lema de los cuales siempre ha sido "Antes morir que mezclar mi sangre". Joan Mayor, huérfano que desconoce su pasado, decide reconstruir la historia de su 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 Luis García Berlanga( 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
La escopeta nacional( )

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

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
Vámonos, Bárbara( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in Spanish and held by 2 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 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
Vaquilla, La( )

1 edition published in 1985 in Spanish and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

En un frente de trincheras durante la guerra civil, los nacionales van a festejar la virgen de
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
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 (167)

English (1)

Catalan (1)