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Alcoriza, Luis

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Most widely held works by Luis Alcoriza
El ángel exterminador = Exterminating angel( Visual )

5 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in Spanish and held by 644 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 )

31 editions published between 1950 and 2014 in Spanish and English and held by 444 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 )

33 editions published between 1952 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 379 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
Los Olvidados by Luis Buñuel( Visual )

25 editions published between 1950 and 2012 in Spanish and French and held by 255 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Story of a gang of children, set in the 1950s in the poorest slums of Mexico City
La mort en ce jardin = Death in the garden by Luis Buñuel( Visual )

17 editions published between 1956 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 237 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 Bunuel( Visual )

10 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in English and Spanish and held by 232 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The year is 1659. There is a shipwreck and the sole survivor Robinson Crusoe is washed ashore on a deserted island. Suddenly faced with a hostile wilderness, he carves out a life for himself. This filmed presentation of Daniel Defoe's immortal classic is a story about the human spirit's ability to endure what seem insurmountable challenges
Lo que importa es vivir( Visual )

7 editions published between 1986 and 2006 in Spanish and held by 172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lazarus and Isabel's ranch thrives thanks to the work of Candelario. Isabel begins a love affair with Candelario, and eventually they have a child. Lazaro intends to punish them, but suffers an accident that affects his sense of reason. Lazaro soon dies in another accident, and Isabel and Candelario marry. Locals end up accepting the new couple as the estate has contributed to the town's society, which causes Candelario to take off with his son
This strange passion by Luis Buñuel( Visual )

2 editions published between 1952 and 1989 in Spanish and held by 167 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
Los Olvidados by Luis Buñuel( Visual )

51 editions published between 1950 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Evadé d'un centre de redressement, el Jaibo, jeune Mexicain laissé à lui-même, prend la tête d'une bande de jeunes délinquants de Mexico
Luis Buñuel's The exterminating angel( Visual )

3 editions published between 1991 and 1998 in Spanish and held by 127 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
El gran calavera by Luis Buñuel( Visual )

20 editions published between 1949 and 2016 in Spanish and English and held by 108 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
Fe, Esperanza y Caridad( Visual )

4 editions published between 1972 and 2007 in Spanish and held by 102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three stories make up this entertaining Mexican film. In "Fe" (Faith), a woman sets out on a pilgrimage to save her husband from a fatal disease. Though she endures multiple assaults, she vows to return once she sees that the miracle she sought worked. In "Esperanza" (Hope), a man agrees to recreate a freak Jesus Christ show in order to financially help his mother. In "Caridad" (Charity), a humble woman faces the lack of charity from those with means, while her worst nightmares begin to play out
A paso de cojo( Visual )

3 editions published between 1978 and 2009 in Spanish and held by 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Durante los tiempos de la Guerra Cristera un pequeño ejército de minusválidos alentados por el cura del pueblo decide incorporarse a la lucha y comete toda clase de atropellos por los poblados que van pasando, como raptar y violar multitudinariamente a una mujer que pasea con su novio, a quien hacen correr a balazos. Finalmente son traicionados y los sobrevivientes regresan derrotados a su pueblo. En su ambientación al medio mexicano, Alcoriza convierte a los inválidos en cristeros
The exterminating angel : based on a cinedrama by Luis Buñuel( Book )

3 editions published in 2003 in English 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
The Exterminating Angel by Luis Buñuel( Visual )

24 editions published between 1967 and 2010 in Spanish and French and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A group of high-society friends find themselves unable to leave their host's mansion after a lavish dinner party
Presagio by Luis Alcoriza( Visual )

9 editions published between 1974 and 2006 in Spanish and Multiple languages and held by 70 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
El esqueleto de la señora Morales by Rogelio A Gonzalez( Visual )

6 editions published between 2006 and 2018 in Spanish and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tells the tale of a quiet taxidermist Pablo Morales who suffers the demands of his prudish and hyprochondriac wife Gloria. One day Gloria disappears and Pablo becomes a suspect of murder
The exterminating angel = el angel exterminador( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in Spanish and held by 63 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 position collapse and they are forced to live like animals. Finally discovering they are free to leave, they go to church to give thanks, where they are again trapped
El río y la muerte by Luis Buñuel( Visual )

13 editions published between 1954 and 2015 in Spanish and Undetermined and held by 62 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
Mecánica nacional( Visual )

10 editions published between 1971 and 2014 in Spanish and held by 61 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
 
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The exterminating angel : based on a cinedrama
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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

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