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Alcaine, José Luis

Works: 291 works in 808 publications in 7 languages and 8,506 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Comedy films  Film adaptations  History  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Sex comedy films  Crime films  Detective and mystery films  Dark comedy films  Horror films 
Roles: Cinematographer , Photographer, Illustrator, Performer, Other, Videographer , Actor, Author
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by José Luis Alcaine
Volver by Pedro Almodóvar( Visual )

46 editions published between 2006 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 2,037 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The central focus in Volver is a family of women: mother and grandmother Irene, her daughters Raimunda and Sole, and Raimunda's 14-year-old daughter Paula. Irene is dead: She died with the girls' father in a fire many years ago in their birth village in La Mancha. Raimunda lives in Madrid with Paula and her shiftless husband, who is malevolent, irrelevant, or absent. Separated Sole runs an unlicensed beauty parlor in her apartment. Their old aunt, Paula, still lives in the village and speaks about her sister Irene as if she were still alive. When the aunt dies, some things change, many things return, and Raimunda's troubles become extremely complicated. She bustles through them with passionate determination, a hard-working woman pulled in fifty directions, making a life for her family, reveling in every emotion but self-pity
Belle époque by Fernando Trueba( Visual )

27 editions published between 1992 and 2018 in 4 languages and held by 835 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fernando, a handsome, young Spanish Civil War deserter who befriends a free-thinking artist, finds himself in a romantic dilemma when the artist's four beautiful daughters return to their country home. Which woman should he love?
Todos lo saben = Everybody knows by Aṣghar Farhādī( Visual )

7 editions published between 2018 and 2019 in Spanish and held by 625 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Laura and her children travel from Buenos Aires to the small Spanish village where she was born to attend her sister's wedding. Unexpected events soon lead to a crisis that exposes the family's hidden past. Suspicions mount, loved ones begin to turn on one another, and dark secrets long hidden threaten to come to light, revealing shocking truths
The skin I live in = La piel que habito by Pedro Almodóvar( Visual )

28 editions published between 2011 and 2016 in Spanish and German and held by 607 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Since his wife was burned in a car crash, Dr. Robert Ledgard, an eminent plastic surgeon, has wanted to create a new skin with which he could have saved her. After twelve years, he cultivates a skin that is a real shield against every assault. Now, besides the years of study and experimentation, the unscrupulous doctor needs to find an associate and a human guinea pig. Marrilia, the woman who looked after him from birth, is his best and most faithful accomplice. But where will they find the human pig?
The dancer upstairs by John Malkovich( Visual )

9 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in English and held by 531 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As a Latin American nation nears collapse, idealistic policeman Agustin Rejas faces his greatest challenge: to catch the mysterious terrorist leader Ezequiel. Mass panic sets in as the terrorist attacks become more ferocious, and Rejas finds himself drawn to Yolanda, his daughter's beautiful ballet teacher. As the search for Ezequil comes nearer, he and Yolanda must choose between love, country or self
La mala educación = Bad education by Pedro Almodóvar( Visual )

31 editions published between 2004 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 350 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two lifelong friends revisit some painful memories from their Catholic school days, with unexpected consequences
Mujeres al borde de un ataque de "nervios"( Visual )

4 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in Spanish and English and held by 242 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

While attempting to contact her ex-lover Iván, actress Pepa Marcos is enmeshed in a series of unexpected meetings with and revelations involving Iván, his mentally unbalanced ex-wife Lucía, his and Lucía's son Carlos, Carlos's fiancée Marisa, Lucía's lawyer Paulina Morales, and Candela, Pepa's model friend who has unwittingly become involved with Shiite terrorists
Tie me up! Tie me down! by Pedro Almodóvar( Visual )

13 editions published between 2002 and 2016 in Spanish and English and held by 215 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Comedy about an orphaned mental patient who is determined to create an ideal family for himself, so, in an irrationally inspired bid for love, he kidnaps a recovering drug addict/porn star
Finding Altamira( Visual )

2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 210 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1879, Spanish archaeologist Marcelino and his daughter Maria discover seemingly impossible paintings of galloping bison adorning the walls of a hidden cave. The cave of Altamira brings the world together in amazement, drawing people of all types to see the paintings in person. But, Marcelino soon realises that the art on the walls must be 10,000 years old, earlier than anyone believes possible. The theory threatens to tear Maria and Marcelino's family apart while the outside world's astonishment soon turns to fury and fear. The Catholic Church sees his claims as an attack on biblical truth while scientists prove just as dogmatic and reactionary
Rustlers' rhapsody( Visual )

3 editions published between 1985 and 2008 in English and held by 194 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A narrator introduces the audience to Rex O'Herlihan, a singing cowboy riding into town on his trusty horse, Wildfire. As the narrator ponders what westerns would be like if they were made today, O'Herlihan is thrust into the world of color, where he finds himself entering a cliché ridden town where the evil cattle tycoon teams up with the new raincoat-clad Italian cowboys as they attempt to rid the town of Rex and the sheep ranchers
Átame! = Tie me up! Tie me down!( Visual )

8 editions published in 2014 in Spanish and English and held by 182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A rambunctious dark comedy. An unbalanced but alluring former mental patient takes a B-movie porn star prisoner in the hopes of convincing her to marry him. A highly unconventional romance that came on the spike heels of Almodovar's international sensation Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, this is a splashy, sexy central work in the career of one of the world's most beloved and provocative auteurs
Jamón, jamón by José Juan Bigas Luna( Visual )

21 editions published between 1992 and 2018 in Spanish and held by 177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Silvia est une fille "jamona", synonyme en espagnol de sensuel et appétissant, qui travaille à l'atelier d'une usine de sous-vêtements où elle fréquente José Luis, le fils des patrons. Quand Silvia tombe enceinte, José Luis lui promet de l'épouser malgré l'avis contraire de sa mère, Conchita, qui n'accepte pas que son fils épouse une fille de condition inférieure. Elle va engager Raoul, un livreur de jambon macho et obsédé, pour séduire Silvia et briser son couple. Mais le pouvoir de séduction de Raoul aura des conséquences intattendues... (d'après la jaquette)
El sur( Visual )

3 editions published in 2018 in Spanish and held by 173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the North of Spain, Estrella grows up captivated by her father, a doctor with mystical powers, and by the enigma of his youth in the South, a near-mythical region whose secrets seem to haunt him more and more as time goes on. Though Erice's original vision also encompassed a long section set in the South itself, which was never made, it remains an experience of rare perfection and satisfaction
Gunslinger's revenge( Visual )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The idealistic lifestyle of an old West farmer, his Indian wife, and half-breed son, who narrates the tale is disrupted when his father, and old gunslinger, shows up on the farm
Don Juan by Jacques Weber( Visual )

3 editions published between 1998 and 2005 in French and held by 157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An adaptation of the play by Moliére, written by Jacques Weber. Lets face it we have all heard of Don Juan in the movie. Weber plays Don Juan and is pursued by the two brothers of Elvire, one of the women he has seduced
Son de mar by José Juan Bigas Luna( Visual )

5 editions published between 2001 and 2004 in Spanish and German and held by 115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a small village in the Mediterranean, Martina falls in love with Ulises, the new high school teacher. They marry and begin a happy life until Ulises disappears during a fishing trip. Martina remarries and Ulises suddenly returns
The queen of Spain = La reina de España by Fernando Trueba( Visual )

10 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in Spanish and held by 111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Nearly twenty years after the events of "The Girl of Your Dreams", in the 1950s, Macarena Granada, who has become a Hollywood star, returns to Spain to film a blockbuster about Queen Isabella I of Castile."
Ay, Carmela! by Carlos Saura( Visual )

21 editions published between 1990 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aragón, Spain, 1938. Carmela and her two companions quit their posts as entertainers for the Republican troops in search for a better fortune. By mistake, they cross over to the Nationalist zone, get arrested and are given the chance to perform for their freedom
I'm so excited! by Pedro Almodóvar( Visual )

15 editions published between 2013 and 2016 in Spanish and held by 93 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Un grupo de pasajeros con circunstacias muy distintas viven una situación de riesgo dentro de un avión que se dirige a México D.F. La situación de alarma acaba provocando una catarsis generalizada que a su vez acaba convirtiéndose en el mejor modo de escapar a la idea de la muerte
Jealousy = Celos by Vicente Aranda( Visual )

6 editions published between 2000 and 2003 in Spanish and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Peter Quarry hosts a discussion about jealousy in its many forms. Looks at the causes of jealousy and actions resulting from jealousy
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Belle époqueRustlers' rhapsody
Alternative Names
Alcaine Escaño, José Luis

Alcaine Escaño, José Luis 1938-

Alcaine, J. L. 1938-

Alcaine, José Luis

Alcaine, Jose Luis 1938-

Escaño Alcaine, José Luis 1938-

José Luis Alcaine direttore della fotografia spagnolo

José Luis Alcaine Escaño cineasta español

José Luis Alcaine Escaño Spanish cinematographer

José Luis Alcaine Spaans director of photography

José Luis Alcaine Spanischer Kameramann

José Luis Alcaine Spanish cinematographer

Хосе Луис Алькайне

חוסה לואיס אלקאין

جوسي لويس ألكين مصوّر سينمائي إسباني

خوزه لوئیس آلکائینه