Most widely held works by Félix Monti
El secreto de sus ojos The secret in their eyes ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2010 in Spanish and held by 971 libraries worldwide
Recently retired criminal court investigator Benjamín decides to write a novel based on a twenty-five-year-old unresolved rape and murder case which still haunts him. Sharing his plans with Irene, the beautiful judge and former colleague, Benjamín's initial involvement with the case is shown through flashbacks as he sets out to identify the murderer. But Benjamín's search for the truth will put him at the center of a judicial nightmare, as the mystery of the heinous crime continues to unfold in the present, testing the limits of a man seeking justice and personal fulfillment at last.
Assassination tango ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in English and German and held by 366 libraries worldwide
An American hit man is seduced by the tango clubs of Buenos Aires in this sizzling tale.
Four days in September ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1997 in Portuguese and held by 214 libraries worldwide
Political terrorists, in a desperate bid to focus the world's attention on their fight for freedom, kidnap an American Ambassador. Now, the diplomat's life hangs in the balance-- helplessly caught between a government unwilling to cooperate-- and his fear of the captors themselves.
A shadow you soon will be Una sombra ya pronto serás ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1994 and 2002 in Spanish and held by 84 libraries worldwide
A nameless washed-up computer programmer walks off into the endless pampas after the train he is on breaks down in the middle of nowhere. We follow him as he wanders through forgotten towns, deserted hotels, abandoned highways and broken dreams, encountering along the road a succession of equally lost souls, including a globe-trotting gambler, a circus owner who performers left him "because the whole country was a circus" and a tarot reader with large gaps in her knowledge of the future.
La niña santa ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2005 in Spanish and held by 22 libraries worldwide
Two teenage girls adjust to their maturing sexuality and religious upbringing.
Tangos, el exilio de Gardel ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2006 in Spanish and held by 19 libraries worldwide
Story of the Parisian exile of a group of Argentinians.
Caramuru a invenção do Brasil ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2002 in Portuguese and held by 18 libraries worldwide
A spoof on Brazilian colonial history. Talented mapmaker Diogo Álvares is hired by the Portuguese court to illustrate the maps of Brazil used by explorer Pedro Álvares Cabral. While so employed, Diogo is romantically involved with the seductive Isabelle, a French woman who frequents the Portuguese court in search of gold. When Isabelle steals Diogo's map, he is deported to Brazil as a punishment. There, he meets the beautiful Indian sisters, Paraguaçu and Moema, and they embark on the first love triangle in the history of Brazil.
O auto da compadecida ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in Portuguese and held by 12 libraries worldwide
"Grilo é nordestino sabido e esperto que luta pelo pão de cada dia. Ele vive várias aventuras, provocando muitas confusões e enganando aos ricos e poderosos. Ao seu lado está Chicó, companheiro de aventuras e estrada."--Container.
Sur Süden - Le Sud ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in Spanish and held by 9 libraries worldwide
La historia oficial ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1985 and 2004 in Spanish and held by 7 libraries worldwide
Drama set in Buenos Aires in 1983. A businessman's wife begins to suspect that their adopted daughter is really the child of a "desaparecida", a missing person, and that her husband is involved with the paramilitary.
Von Liebe und Schatten ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1994 and 2002 in 3 languages and held by 6 libraries worldwide
Convivencia ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1997 and 2007 in Spanish and held by 6 libraries worldwide
Two single men in their late forties spend regular weekends in a semi-derelict house on the Paran ̀river delta near Buenos Aires. However, when a girl asks for shelter from a storm, both men are forced to re-evaluate their lives and their friendship.
Old gringo Geronimo : an American legend ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 6 libraries worldwide
Old gringo: Harriet, a frustrated spinster flees her unrewarding life in America hoping to discover the passion in her soul. Ambrose Bierce, the Old Gringo, is a retired journalist and adventurer who wanders through the hostile desert seeking some meaning to the last years of his life. Arroyo, a fiery young general, is driven by both the Revolution and his desire for Harriet. Set in the spectacle of the Mexican Revolution, their lives become inexplicably drawn together as they face love, death and war.
Sur Süden - Le sud ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1988 and 2007 in Spanish and German and held by 5 libraries worldwide
Floreal (Miguel Ángel Solá), a political prisoner in Argentina, is liberated at the end of the dictatorship. His wife Rosi (Susú Pecoraro) waits for him with their young son while she wrestles with the guilt of having had an affair with a family friend. As Floreal wanders the empty streets on his way home, he is confronted with the ghosts of his and his country's past.
El Viaje Die Reise = The journey ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2003 in Spanish and held by 5 libraries worldwide
La historia oficial The official storyCinematograficas Cinemania ; Progress Communications ; producer, Marcelo Piñeyro ; written by Aída Bortnik, Luis Puenzo ; directed by Luis Puenzo ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2004 in Spanish and held by 5 libraries worldwide
An Argentine teacher lives in blissful ignorance of the evils perpetrated by her country's government. Over time, she begins to suspect that her adopted daughter may have been the child of a murdered political prisoner. When she attempts to unearth the truth, her investigation reveals levels of political corruption so abhorrent that the illusions of her past life are irrevocably shattered.
The plague = La peste : based on Albert Camus' "The plague ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1992 in French and held by 4 libraries worldwide
Tangos "l'exil de Gardel ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1985 in German and held by 3 libraries worldwide
Presos del olvido = Rosarigasinos ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in Spanish and held by 1 library worldwide
De amor y de sombra = Of love and shadows ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1995 and 1998 in Spanish and held by 1 library worldwide
Americans Argentina Argentina--Buenos Aires Argentines Assassins Brazil Cartographers Catholics Comedy films Comedy films Coming-of-age films Computer programmers Criminal investigation Drama Elbrick, C. Burke,--1908-1983 Fantasy films Feature films Feature films Fiction films Film adaptations Films for the hearing impaired Foreign films France Geronimo,--1829-1909 Guerrillas History Indians of South America Judicial corruption Kidnapping Male friendship Man-woman relationships Mexico Motion pictures Motion pictures, Spanish Murder Political refugees Political science Portugal Portuguese Religion Revolution (Mexico : 1910-1920) Social history Spanish language Swindlers and swindling Tango (Dance) Teenage girls--Religious life Teenage girls--Sexual behavior Thrillers (Motion pictures) Triangles (Interpersonal relations) Video recordings--for the hearing impaired
Multiple languages (4)