Most widely held works about Federico Luppi
Most widely held works by Federico Luppi
El laberinto del fauno Pan's labyrinth ( Visual )
4 editions published in 2007 in Spanish and held by 1,996 libraries worldwide
Spain, 1944. Officially, the Civil War has been over for five years, but a small group of rebels fights on in the northern mountains of Navarra. Dreamy 10-year-old Ofelia and her pregnant mother Carmen move to Navarra, joining her new stepfather, Captain Vidal. A Fascist officer, he is under orders to destroy the rebels. Ofelia discovers an overgrown, tumbledown labyrinth and meets an ancient faun who claims to know her true identity and secret destiny. She can learn them if she completes three tasks before the full moon. But no one must know: not her ailing mother or her new friend Mercedes. Time is running out, and both Ofelia and the rebels will have to battle hardship and cruelty in order to gain their freedom. Who can be trusted in a time of lies and danger? Is the faun telling the truth ...? If not, who is?
Machuca ( Visual )
11 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in Spanish and German and held by 596 libraries worldwide
"Explores Chile's bloody 1973 coup through the coming-of-age story of a pair of 12-year-old boys. From opposite extremes of society, Gonzalo and Pedro form an unlikely friendship as politics rip their world apart"--Container.
Cronos ( Visual )
23 editions published between 1992 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 592 libraries worldwide
In the darkness, a clock ticks. Aging antique dealer Jesús Gris marks his time with his granddaughter Aurora, and his wife Mercedes. Señor Gris comes to possess, quite accidentally, the ancient Cronos device. The invention of a sixteenth century alchemist who fled to Mexico during the Spanish Inquisition, it grants eternal life and youthful vigor to the user. The only drawbacks are marble white skin that burns under sunlight and an insatiable thirst for human blood. Elsewhere in the city, a dying industrialist obtains the alchemist's journal, learns of the device, and imports his American nephew to track down and obtain the device, by force if necessary. Señor Gris can grasp the gift of time, but the cost is high. Can he keep his soul intact faced with such great temptation, or will he be overcome?
El Espinazo del Diablo ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in Spanish and held by 571 libraries worldwide
"Twelve-year-old Carlos is the latest arrival to Santa Lucia School, an imposing stone building that shelters the orphans of the Republican militia and politicians during the last days of the Spanish Civil War. Carlos gradually uncovers the dark ties that bind the inhabitants of the school: hidden riches, sexual intrigue and the restless ghost of a murdered student"--Container.
El espinazo del diablo by Guillermo del Toro ( Visual )
15 editions published between 2001 and 2006 in Spanish and English and held by 349 libraries worldwide
During the Spanish Civil War, young Carlos is abandoned at a completely isolated orphanage. The tensions therein have been building for years, exacerbated by the unexploded bomb resting menacingly in the courtyard. Bullies scheme, tempers flare, and a ghost that visits Carlos's bed seems to be the key to it all.
Men with guns Los hombres armados ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1998 and 2003 in Spanish and held by 343 libraries worldwide
An elderly physician that trains young people to provide health care to the poor people of a agricultural country finds out that many of his former students are being killed. He goes there to find out why these men with guns are killing anyone they want.
Lugares comunes Common ground ( Visual )
7 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in Spanish and English and held by 322 libraries worldwide
Fernando, a respected university professor, and Lili, his devoted wife, have lived happily together in Buenos Aires for many years. Without warning, they find their comfortable life threatened when Fernando is forced into early retirement as a result of Argentina's economic crisis. Facing an uncertain future, the couple relocates to the countryside where they bravely set out on a new chapter of their lives.
Men with guns ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1998 and 2003 in Spanish and held by 305 libraries worldwide
Dr. Fuentes is a man in search of his legacy, 7 medical students he trained to work in impoverished native villages in Mexico. But early in his odyssey he begins to suspect that men with guns got there first, and with every step he is confronted by bloody realities he had long ignored. Now, his is an almost desperate quest, but for a mythical village deep in the rainforest, one last refuge of hope called Cerca del Cielo.
Un lugar en el mundo A place in the world ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1996 and 2006 in Spanish and held by 198 libraries worldwide
Drama set against the backdrop of a ranching valley in Argentina, which chronicles a confrontation between traditional values and the incursions of progress.
Martín (Hache) ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in Spanish and held by 185 libraries worldwide
Martín "H" (for "hijo" [son in Spanish] thus his nickname, "hache" [Spanish for the letter "h"] or "Junior" in English) suffers an overdose after his girlfriend breaks up with him. Hache is directionless and difficult, so his mother sends him to live with his father, an Argentine expat who lives in Madrid. Martín tries to reach out to his son, but it soon becomes clear that Hache needs to leave his father's place and make his own way.
No habrá más penas ni olvido Funny dirty little war ( Visual )
10 editions published between 1987 and 2002 in Spanish and held by 162 libraries worldwide
A black comedy about the eruption of a civil war in a quiet Argentine village when a local Peronist politician claims a municipal clerk is a communist.
The stone raft La balsa de piedra ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in Spanish and held by 152 libraries worldwide
A strange journey of discovery in a world set adrift. Based on the book by Nobel Prize winner Jose Saramago.
No habrá más penas ni olvido ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2001 in Spanish and held by 140 libraries worldwide
A political difference erupts into a civil war in a small town in Argentina as Peronists clash with leftists in 1974. The film begins with slapstick-like violence that grows into deadly confrontations by the end of the film.
Sol de Otoño Autumn sun ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1999 in Spanish and held by 130 libraries worldwide
A love story set in Buenos Aires in which a Jewish woman, because of the impending visit from her American brother, is forced to create a contrived relationship with a man of her own faith. Unfortunately, the man she finds is actually a Gentile.
Fermat's room La habitación de Fermat ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2009 in Spanish and held by 120 libraries worldwide
Four mathematicians who do not know each other meet for an evening of puzzle-solving at the home of a man named Fermat; shortly upon their arrival their mysterious host is called away. They receive a phone call which gives them a riddle they are instructed to solve in one minute ; incorrect answers cause the walls of the room to shrink. Their dilemma is to answer the riddle or find an escape route before they are squeezed to death.
Extasis ( Visual )
10 editions published between 1995 and 2009 in Spanish and English and held by 114 libraries worldwide
Rober, a reckless 25-year-old concocts an outrageous scheme with friend Max and girlfriend Lola-- they will rob their families and flee their hometown. The trio's plan goes awry when Rober betrays them.
Incautos ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in Spanish and held by 105 libraries worldwide
Three highly skilled con men are about to embark on a real estate scam worth millions. The only hitch is that, to pull it off, they need the help of a beautiful, mysterious woman. The chase is on, but can everyone be trusted?
Tiempo de revancha Time for revenge ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1986 in Spanish and held by 102 libraries worldwide
A worker for a corrupt mining company sets up an "accidental" dynamite blast and pretends to have become permanently unable to speak, in order to blackmail the company for damages.
Elsa & Fred ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2008 in Spanish and held by 84 libraries worldwide
After his wife dies, Alfredo's daughter helps him move to a smaller apartment to get his life back in order. Confused and lonely, he meets a woman named Elsa, who is determined to show him the joy that comes from living life to its fullest.
Lisboa ( Visual )
5 editions published between 2000 and 2005 in Spanish and held by 81 libraries worldwide
A tacky Portuguese traveling salesman gives a lift to a woman who is mysterious, sexy, possibly insane and filled with one surprise after another. She wishes to run away to Lisboa with him and initially he accommodates her. Then her maliciously psychotic family shows up to make matters worse. More confused by the mile, the matter turns darker when her unpleasant husband catches up with them.
Antiquarians Argentina Argentina--Buenos Aires Boys Businessmen Chile Civil War (Spain : 1936-1939) College teachers Comedy films Coup d'état (Chile : 1973) Cruelty Drama Fantasy films Fathers and sons Feature films Feature films Fiction films Film adaptations Films for the hearing impaired Foreign films Girls Good and evil Government, Resistance to Grandchildren Historical films History Horror films Horror films Imagination in children Immortality Indians of Mexico Labyrinths Latin America Love, Paternal Manners and customs Man-woman relationships Married people Melodramas (Motion pictures) Mexico Mothers and daughters Motion pictures Motion pictures, Spanish Murder Orphanages Political science Social classes Spain Vampire films Vampires Video recordings--for the hearing impaired
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