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Alcoriza, Luis

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Most widely held works about Luis Alcoriza
 
Most widely held works by Luis Alcoriza
El ángel exterminador by Luis Buñuel( Visual )

10 editions published between 1967 and 2009 in Spanish and held by 672 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After a lavish dinner party in a stately mansion, the guests believe themselves unable to leave the premises. As the days pass, the elaborate facades of their social positions collapse and they are forced to live like animals. Finally discovering they are actually free to leave, they go to church to give thanks, where they are again trapped
El bruto by Luis Buñuel( Visual )

17 editions published between 1952 and 2011 in Spanish and Italian and held by 259 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A slow-witted but strong slaughterhouse worker who is hired by a slumlord to break a tenant strike accidentally kills one of the strike leaders. He is then drawn into a doomed affair with the landlord's wife
Robinson Crusoe by Luis Buñuel( Visual )

8 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in English and Spanish and held by 226 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The year is 1659 and after a shipwreck, the sole survivor, Robinson Crusoe, is washed ashore on a deserted tropical island. Suddenly faced with a hostile and unknown wilderness, he carves out a life for himself with his bare hands. Remarkably, he learns how to survive the maddening absence of human companionship and intense loneliness. An amazing story about the human spirit's ability to endure what seems like insurmountable challenges
La mort en ce jardin by Luis Buñuel( Visual )

12 editions published between 1956 and 2010 in French and Undetermined and held by 225 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Amid a revolution in a South American mining outpost, a band of fugitives are forced to flee for their lives into the jungle. Starving, exhausted, and stripped of their old identities, they wander desperately, lured by one deceptive promise of salvation after another
Los olvidados The young and the damned( Visual )

7 editions published between 1950 and 2010 in Spanish and held by 207 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A group of juvenile delinquents live a life full of violence and crime in one of the most deteriorated, poor neighborhoods in Mexico City. The morality of the youth Pedro is corrupted gradually by other characters
The young and the damned (Los olvidados) by Luis Buñuel( Visual )

22 editions published between 1950 and 2010 in Spanish and English and held by 205 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The film focuses on Pedro, a young boy whose mother has no use for him, and who becomes involved with a malevolent gang of delinquents; and on Jaibo, an older, more hardened youth, who leads Pedro deeper into the world of crime. Despite Pedro's sincere attempts to reform, he moves inevitably toward tragedy."
Luis Buñuel's The exterminating angel( Visual )

3 editions published between 1991 and 1998 in Spanish and held by 176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Elegant guests at a dinner party are inexplicably held prisoner for several days without food, water or other essentials in a room in their host's house, until the veneer of civility wears thin
This strange passion by Luis Buñuel( Visual )

2 editions published between 1952 and 1989 in Spanish and held by 161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A psychological study of a man obsessed. Francisco's romantic love and marriage fades as a paranoid obsession with his wife's supposed infidelity causes him to display fits of jealousy and repentance for his unfounded suspicions
Lo que importa es vivir( Visual )

6 editions published between 1987 and 2006 in Spanish and held by 95 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Candelairo, a drifter calls on an old friend, Don Lazaro, an owner of of a run-down ranch who agrees to board him in exchange for labor. Soon, Candelairo catches the eye of Lazaro's alcoholic wife and they become involved in a passionate affair, leading to a series of unforeseen events
The exterminating angel : based on a cinedrama by Luis Buñuel( Book )

7 editions published between 1962 and 2008 in English and Spanish and held by 95 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"An aristocrat named Nobile invites several society friends to his house after the opera. But even as the dinner preparations are underway, servants feel compelled to leave. Despite threats of dismissal, the footman also leaves, and, as guests arrive, other servants escape. Dinner is served and hours pass, but the guests do not leave. Finally, each refusing to be the first to leave the party, distrust sets in, and the guests turn on their host, blaming him for their self-induced captivity."--Jacket
Presagio by Luis Alcoriza( Visual )

8 editions published between 1974 and 2006 in Spanish and Multiple languages and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"When Mama Santos declares, "Something bad is going to happen" in Presagio, it becomes a bad omen rather than a mere statement. Her provincial town quickly transforms from a close-knit village into a virtual ghost town. Few townsfolk can find work; guilt and hatred permeate the community with devastating results. As Mama Santos (Anita Blanch) watches one resident after another vacate the premises, her self-fulfilling prophecy comes full circle. Written by Nobel Prize winner Gabriel Garcia Marquez" -- Facets web site
Escuela de rateros( Visual )

6 editions published between 1993 and 2005 in Spanish and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A famous actor is murdered, and a look-alike bread vendor impersonates the dead man in an attempt to find the killer
Ensayo de un crimen by Luis Buñuel( Visual )

6 editions published between 1997 and 2001 in Spanish and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Archibald poursuit sa vie durant un fantasme de son enfance : il est persuadé d'avoir tué sa gouvernante en déclenchant une boîte à musique qui exauce tout désir de mort. Adulte, la liste de ses victimes s'allonge...El : Francisco, riche homme d'affaire mexicain, tombe amoureux d'une femme croisée à l'église. Une fois marié, il devient d'une jalousie excessive, et tombe dans la folie meurtrière...Profondément surréaliste par l'irruption du vacarme de l'inconscient au coeur de la banalité de l'existence, ces deux chefs-d'oeuvre de Luis Bunuel jettent la violence des pulsions humaines à la face de la respectabilité sociale
Mecánica nacional( Visual )

8 editions published between 1971 and 2004 in Spanish and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"When Eufemio takes his family on an outing, he encounters every possible calamity. A group of unconnected lotharios almost romance his wife and his daughter away from him, he encounters a military man who is a little too ready to draw his gun at the slightest provocation, and his mother manages to eat herself to death." -- Clarke Fountain, All Movie Guide
La vida no vale nada( Visual )

2 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in Spanish and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pablo, una persona hundido en el abismo del alcoholismo, regresa a su pueblo despues de muchos años u encuentra a su familia sumidos en la pobreza, dado a su padre los abandonó otra mujer. Finalmente Pablo logra hacer que su padre regrese a la casa
El angel exterminador Exterminating angel( Visual )

5 editions published between 1980 and 2006 in Spanish and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After a lavish dinner party in a stately mansion, the guests believe themselves unable to leave the premises. As the days pass, the elaborate facades of their social positions collapse and they are forced to live like animals. Finally dIscovering they are actually free to leave, they go to church to give thanks, where they are again trapped. Buñuel's allegory exposes the futility of the conventional thinking of the upper classes
El Bruto The brute( Visual )

4 editions published between 1952 and 2003 in Spanish and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The surrealistically rendered story of a slow-witted but strong slaughterhouse worker who is hired by a slumlord to break a tenant strike, in the course of which he accidentally kills one of the strike leaders. He is then drawn into a doomed affair with the landlord's sluttish wife
La mort en ce jardin un film de Luis Buñuel( Visual )

1 edition published in 1996 in French and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Clark, an adventurer, arrives in a remote Amazonian village just as the diamond mines are nationalized. A riot ensues. Clark flees on an old river barge. His fellow travelers include an elderly prospector with his deaf/mute daughter, a French prostitute, and a missionary. Clark soon installs himself as leader of the group and forces them to take cover deeper and deeper into the 'Garden'--the Rain Forest where death meets all but the insects, reptiles, and carnivores who call it home"--Case for container
El Angel exterminador by Luis Buñuel( Visual )

18 editions published between 1962 and 2010 in Spanish and Multiple languages and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Guests at an elegant dinner party find themselves unable to leave the room for several days; they begin to starve and die. Finally the spell is lifted and they go to church to give thanks, but find they cannot leave the church
El ahijado de la muerte( Visual )

6 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in Spanish and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An epic story dealing with treason and true love revolving around Pedro, who can't escape his destiny although he tries
 
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Alcoriza de la Vega, Luis 1918-1992

Alcoriza, Luis

Luis Alcoriza Film director

Luis Alcoriza meksykański reżyser, scenarzysta i aktor pochodzenia hiszpańskiego

Luis Alcoriza mexikanischer Filmregisseur und Drehbuchautor spanischer Herkunft

Luis Alcoriza realizador, guionista e ator hispano-mexicano

Luis Alcoriza regista cinematografico, sceneggiatore e attore spagnolo

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