WorldCat Identities

Deseo, S.A.

Overview
Works: 98 works in 658 publications in 4 languages and 20,705 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Comedy films  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Film adaptations  Dark comedy films  History  Melodrama  Anthology films  Melodramas (Motion pictures)  Horror films 
Roles: prn, Producer, Other
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by S.A Deseo
Volver by Pedro Almodóvar( Visual )

46 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 2,109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The central focus in Volver is a family of women: mother and grandmother Irene, her daughters Raimunda and Sole, and Raimunda's 14-year-old daughter Paula. Irene is dead: She died with the girls' father in a fire many years ago in their birth village in La Mancha. Raimunda lives in Madrid with Paula and her shiftless husband, who is malevolent, irrelevant, or absent. Separated Sole runs an unlicensed beauty parlor in her apartment. Their old aunt, Paula, still lives in the village and speaks about her sister Irene as if she were still alive. When the aunt dies, some things change, many things return, and Raimunda's troubles become extremely complicated. She bustles through them with passionate determination, a hard-working woman pulled in fifty directions, making a life for her family, reveling in every emotion but self-pity
All about my mother = Todo sobre mi madre by Pedro Almodóvar( Visual )

53 editions published between 1999 and 2009 in Spanish and English and held by 2,058 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Manuela is the perfect mother. A hard-working nurse, she's built a comfortable life for herself and her teenage son. But when tragedy strikes and her son is killed in a car accident, her world crumbles
Mujeres al borde de un ataque de "nervios" = Women on the verge of a nervous breakdown by Pedro Almodóvar( Visual )

40 editions published between 1988 and 2009 in Spanish and English and held by 1,763 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Presentando una de las más desenfadadas comedias de guerra entre sexos, Pedro Almodovar, el más célebre director/guionista español crea un loco, criminal y divertido universo sin faldas. Nominada por la Academia en 1988 a la Mejor Película Extranjera, Mujeres al borde de un ataque de nervios es una salvaje, sensual y muy ingeniosa farsa. En lo alto de uno de los más elegantes pernthouses españoles, tres mujeres han alcanzado sus límites mentales. La súper sexy Pepa (Carmen Maura) mantiene un constante balanceo en la punta del rascacielos obsesionada por Iván (Fernando Guillén), el amor que la acaba de plantar por la máquina contestadora. Su neurótica mejor amiga, Candela (María Barranco) busca refugio en casa de Pepa porque acaba de descubrir que su amante es un terrorista chiíta. Y Lucia (Julieta Serrano) la ex-esposa de Iván, acaba de recuperar la libertad tras 20 años de encierro en una institución mental. Todas están un poco locas, de hecho, están al borde de un ataque de nervios ... y una de ellas está a punto de cometer un crímen a menos que las otras medio locas mujeres fatales lo impidan. Cargada de pintorescos personajes secundarios, incluyendo al dos veces nominado al Globo de Oro Antonio Banderas. Mujeres al Borde de un Ataque de Nervios es candente, muy condimentada y llena de personajes excéntricos, ¡todos al borde del caos!.--Envase
Hable con ella = Talk to her by Pedro Almodóvar( Visual )

31 editions published between 2002 and 2009 in Spanish and French and held by 1,572 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Marco, a journalist grieving for a love affair that ended ten years' ago, falls in love with Lydia, a bullfighter also on the rebound. Benigno, a nurse, dedicates his life to his only patient, a young dancer in a coma as a result of an accident four years' before; he talks to her, reads to her, holds photographs in front of her closed eyes. When Lydia is brought comatose to the hospital where Benigno works, he and Marco become friendly, and the nurse encourages the journalist to talk to her and hope for a miracle. Marco is Sancho to Benigno's Quixote, and as Benigno's hopes for his patient become fantasies, Marco tries to inject reality. Does a miracle await?
Relatos salvajes = Wild tales by Damián Szifron( Visual )

15 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in Spanish and held by 1,113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Six short stories involving people out for vengeance
La mala educación = Bad education by Pedro Almodóvar( Visual )

27 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in Spanish and English and held by 1,073 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Filmmaker Enrique (Fele Martínez) gets a visit from an aspiring actor claiming to be his old school friend Ignacio, who has written a story about their traumatic childhood spent at Catholic school. In the story, a drag performer known as Zahara attempts to blackmail a predatory priest by exposing their scandalous past. The tale provides the inspiration for Enrique's next film. But when the villainous priest from their school days arrives to tell his own version of the events, the truth is wilder than anything anyone could have imagined
Los abrazos rotos = Broken embraces by Pedro Almodóvar( Visual )

11 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in Spanish and held by 1,067 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pedro Almódovar's acclaimed tale of sex, secrets and cinema. When her father becomes gravely ill, beautiful Lena consents to a relationship with her boss Ernesto Martel. An extremely wealthy and much-older man, he pays for her father's hospitalisation and provides her a lavish lifestyle. Lena's dream, however, is to act and she soon falls for the director of her first film - a project bankrolled by her jealous husband to keep her near. Upon his discovery of the affair, Ernesto stops at nothing to ruin Lena's happiness
El Espinazo del Diablo = The Devil's backbone by Guillermo del Toro( Visual )

19 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in Spanish and held by 1,043 WorldCat member 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
The skin I live in = La piel que habito by Pedro Almodóvar( Visual )

40 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,001 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Since his wife was burned in a car crash, Dr. Robert Ledgard, an eminent plastic surgeon, has wanted to create a new skin with which he could have saved her. After twelve years, he cultivates a skin that is a real shield against every assault. Now, besides the years of study and experimentation, the unscrupulous doctor needs to find an associate and a human guinea pig. Marrilia, the woman who looked after him from birth, is his best and most faithful accomplice. But where will they find the human pig?
Julieta by Pedro Almodóvar( Visual )

9 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in Spanish and held by 821 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Julieta, a middle-aged women living in Madrid, meets her daughter Antiá's best friend on the street, reminding her that Antía has been missing since she was a teenager. This encounter causes Julieta to reflect on her life, from her earlier marriage to a fisherman to her new relationship with Lorenzo
La flor de mi secreto = The flower of my secret by Pedro Almodóvar( Visual )

26 editions published between 1995 and 2008 in Spanish and English and held by 745 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Leo is a successful writer of fabulously popular romance novels, published under the nom de plume Amanda Gris. Needy and demanding, her own romantic life has taken a nosedive since her husband Paco joined the peacekeeping forces in Bosnia in order to escape her. Despising the lucrative fluff she has been writing, she is depressed, drinks too much, tries to commit suicide, and is outraged when her publisher derides the gritty novel she has tried to submit. Her friend Betty suggests that she take up journalism, keeping her other identity secret. Newspaper editor Angel loves her bodice-rippers, but wants her to succeed as a journalist. Can Leo face the truth of her disintegrating marriage? Can she withstand the revelation of her secret?
Carne trémula by Pedro Almodóvar( Visual )

35 editions published between 1997 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 672 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Victor attempts to seduce wealthy junkie, Elena, all he gets for his trouble is a six year ticket to prison. After his release he is haunted by the years he has lost and he wants vengeance
The secret life of words by Isabel Coixet( Visual )

9 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and Spanish and held by 648 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A former nurse running from her past is brought to an oil rig to care for a man who has been temporarily blinded in a burn accident. A strange intimacy develops between them that transforms their lives
La ley del deseo = Law of desire by Pedro Almodóvar( Visual )

25 editions published between 1987 and 2010 in Spanish and held by 556 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cocaine-snorting homosexual hedonist writer-director Pablo Quintero is bereft--because his boyfriend Juan has just moved out. Pablo meets Antonio at a party, and they share a few passionate nights, but Antonio soon proves far too clingy for Pablo's taste. All hell breaks loose when Antonio comes across a sad, yearning love note from Juan, which ignites in Antonio a bonfire of jealous possessiveness. Pablo's transsexual sister Tina and her daughter Ada get involved in the mess as well. None of their lives will ever be the same because of this tragic unrequited love triangle
La mujer sin cabeza = The headless woman by Lucrecia Martel( Visual )

2 editions published in 2009 in Spanish and held by 544 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A bourgeois woman is driving alone on a dirt road when she becomes distracted and runs over something. In the days following this jarring incident, she becomes dazed and emotionally disconnected from the people and events in her life. She becomes obsessed with the possibility that she may have killed someone. The police confirm that there were no accidents reported in the area and everything returns to normal, until a gruesome discovery is made"--Container
La niña santa by Lucrecia Martel( Visual )

4 editions published in 2005 in Spanish and held by 515 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dr. Jano is speaking at a medical convention at an Argentinean hotel well past its prime. He is attracted to Helena, single mother and co-owner of the hotel. Amalia, Helena's teenage daughter, is starting to explore both her faith and her sexuality, spending much of her time with her best friend Josephina. In their imaginations, the girls tend to conflate the erotic, the religious, and the lurid. Then Dr. Jano makes an anonymous sexual advance towards Amalia in public, and sets in motion a chain of events that will have serious consequences for all of them
Atame! = Tie me up/Tie me down! by Pedro Almodóvar( Visual )

24 editions published between 1990 and 2012 in Spanish and English and held by 469 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Comedy about an orphaned mental patient who is determined to create an ideal family for himself, so, in an irrationally inspired bid for love, he kidnaps a recovering drug addict/porn star
I'm so excited! by Pedro Almodóvar( Visual )

16 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in Spanish and English and held by 447 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A mechanical failure on a plane flying to Mexico City is endangering the lives of the passengers aboard. As the pilots attempt to fix the error, the attendants attempt to assist the passengers, and the passengers have a catharsis of emotion that helps them escape the idea of death
My life without me by Isabel Coixet( Visual )

18 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in English and Spanish and held by 419 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young woman is dying from cancer, so she decides to live her life with a passion and zest she has never known before
El espinazo del diablo = Devil's backbone( Visual )

2 editions published in 2013 in Spanish and held by 379 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"One of the most personal film by Guillermo del Toro ... is also among his most frightening and emotionally layered. Set during the final week of the Spanish Civil War, it tells the tale of a twelve-year-old boy who, after his freedom-fighting father is killed, is sent to a haunted rural orphanage full of terrible secrets. Del Toro expertly combines gothic ghost story, murder mystery, and historical melodrama in a stylish melange that, like his later Pan's Labyrinth, reminds us the scariest monsters are often the human ones"--Container
 
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Volver
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All about my mother = Todo sobre mi madreMujeres al borde de un ataque de "nervios" = Women on the verge of a nervous breakdownHable con ella = Talk to herLa mala educación = Bad educationLos abrazos rotos = Broken embracesEl Espinazo del Diablo = The Devil's backboneLa flor de mi secreto = The flower of my secretCarne trémula
Alternative Names
Deap-Sea Education and Outreach Group

Deseo

Deseo (Firm)

Deseo S.A

El Deseo Filmproduktionsgesellschaft

El Deseo (Firm)

El Deseo productora

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エル・デセオ

慾望無限電影公司

慾望電影公司

Languages
Spanish (405)

English (40)

French (4)

Turkish (2)