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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 )

41 editions published between 1962 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 952 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. This is a furthering of Buñuel's wicked takedown of the rituals and dependencies of the frivolous upper classes, full of eerie and hilarious absurdity
Los Olvidados = The young and the damned by Luis Buñuel( Visual )

111 editions published between 1950 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 890 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."
El bruto by Luis Buñuel( Visual )

30 editions published between 1952 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 375 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

El dueño de una vivienda decide poner en la calle a sus inquilinos para vender los terrenos. Ante la negativa de éstos a desalojar sus casas, el casero, asesorado por su amante, contrata a un matón: el bruto
La mort en ce jardin = Death in the garden by Luis Buñuel( Visual )

15 editions published between 1956 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 246 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rarely seen Luis Bunuel effort mixes "Wages of Fear"--Styled thrills with the director's darkly satiric outlook on religion and human nature. After fleeing a diamond field in the Amazon, a group of misfits comes to depend on each other for survival in the jungle. The discovery of a crashed airplane sends them back to their greedy, violent ways
Robinson Crusoe by Luis Buñuel( Visual )

8 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in English and Spanish and held by 232 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
This strange passion( Visual )

2 editions published in 1989 in Spanish and held by 181 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
Ensayo de un crimen by Luis Buñuel( Visual )

26 editions published between 1952 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 113 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. (Source : jaquette)
El gran calavera by Luis Buñuel( Visual )

21 editions published between 1949 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A successful businessman, depressed and drinking since the death of his wife, is in danger of losing the wealth that his family depends on so they plan to shock him into recovery by making him think he's driven them all to poverty and the need to work. He discovers the plot and turns the tables with surprising results
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
Lo que importa es vivir( Visual )

5 editions published between 1987 and 2006 in Spanish and held by 87 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
El río y la muerte by Luis Buñuel( Visual )

17 editions published between 1954 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A long-simmering feud between two families who live by the river is reignited when the scion of one family, a big-city doctor, returns to his roots, unaware that the leader of the other family plans to murder him
Presagio by Luis Alcoriza( Visual )

8 editions published between 1974 and 2006 in Spanish and Multiple languages and held by 71 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 58 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
La hija del engaño = Don Quintin l'amer by Luis Buñuel( Visual )

17 editions published between 1951 and 2012 in Spanish and Undetermined and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Don Quintin Guzman, voyageur de commerce, n'est pas heureux en affaires. En rentrant chez lui après une mission ratée, il surprend son épouse dans les bras de son meilleur ami. Fou de rage, il chasse sa femme, qui au passage, lui annonce qu'il n'est pas le père de leur fille. Profondément blessé, il abandonne l'enfant à la porte d'une humble maison de paysans. Les années passent, il devient le redoutable patron d'un cabaret, méprisant tous les gens qui l'entourent. Dans son lit de mort, son ex-femme lui avoue que l'enfant était vraiment le sien. Repenti, il cherche à retrouver sa fille, mais vingt années se sont écoulées
Mecánica nacional( Visual )

10 editions published between 1971 and 2014 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
El esqueleto de la señora Morales by Rogelio A Gonzalez( Visual )

4 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in Spanish and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cuenta la historia de un tranquilo taxidermista, Pablo Morales quien sufre las demandas de su hipocondriaca esposa Gloria. Un día Gloria desaparece y Pablo se convierte en sospechoso de asesinato
La vida no vale nada( Visual )

2 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in Spanish and held by 51 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( Visual )

7 editions published between 1952 and 2006 in Spanish and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of a middle aged man, a wealthy pillar of local society, whose fascination with an attractive young woman turns into obsession. Although he wins her hand and they marry, he becomes convinced beyond all reason that she is being unfaithful. His paranoia eventually leads him to attempted murder and insanity
Death in the garden by Luis Buñuel( Visual )

11 editions published between 1956 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Au coeur d'une Amérique latine imaginaire, une révolte de mineurs éclate. Mêlés par erreur à cette émeute, un prêtre, un vagabond, une prostituée, un mineur et sa fille sourde-muette fuient ensemble l'armée qui traque les insurgés. Une fois à l'abri des fusils, les cinq fugitifs doivent unir leurs forces pour survivre aux pièges de la forêt. Tourné en 1956, "Mort en ce jardin" est un film central de la periode mexicaine du réalisateur Luis Bunuel. Bénéficiant d'une prestigieuse distribution, cette oeuvre singulière réunit toutes les particularités de l'auteur". (Source : jaquette)
El ahijado de la muerte( Visual )

5 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in Spanish and held by 32 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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The exterminating angel : based on a cinedrama
Alternative Names
Alcoriza de la Vega, Luis

Alcoriza de la Vega, Luis 1918-1992

Alcoriza, Luis

Alcoriza, Luis de la Vega, 1918-1992

De la Vega, Luis Alcoriza

La Vega, Luis Alcoriza de

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

Luis Alcoriza Spaans filmregisseur (1921-1992)

Vega, Luis Alcoriza de la

Луис Алкориса

Луис Алькориса

Луис Алькориса мексиканский кинорежиссёр