WorldCat Identities

Deseo, S.A.

Works: 108 works in 508 publications in 3 languages and 18,221 library holdings
Genres: Drama  History  Comedy films  Dark comedy films  Film adaptations  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Anthology films  Melodrama  Romantic comedy films  Fiction 
Roles: Producer
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Deseo, S.A.
Volver by Pedro Almodvar( Visual )

34 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 2,071 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
Todo sobre mi madre All about my mother by Pedro Almodvar( Visual )

38 editions published between 1999 and 2009 in Spanish and French and held by 2,006 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, until her son is killed in a car accident
Mujeres al borde de un ataque de "nervios" by Pedro Almodvar( Visual )

28 editions published between 1988 and 2009 in Spanish and English and held by 1,698 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 Almodvar( Visual )

17 editions published between 2002 and 2009 in Spanish and English and held by 1,530 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a private clinic Barco and Benigno strike up a friendship while caring for comatose women
El Espinazo del Diablo The Devil's backbone by Guillermo del Toro( Visual )

12 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in Spanish and held by 1,294 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
Los abrazos rotos Broken embraces by S.A Deseo( Visual )

5 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in Spanish and held by 1,047 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
La mala educación Bad education by Pedro Almodvar( Visual )

17 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in Spanish and held by 1,044 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Filmmaker Enrique gets a visit from an aspiring actor claiming to be his old school friend Igancio, who has written a story about their traumatic childhood spent at Catholic school. In the story, a drag performer attempts to blackmail a predatory priest by exposing their scandalous past. When Enrique produces a film based on the story, the villainous priest from their school days arrives to tell his own version of the events
La piel que habito by Pedro Almodvar( Visual )

16 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in Spanish and held by 816 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 accomplice, and a human guinea pig. Marrilia, the woman who looked after him from birth, is his most faithful accomplice. But where will they find the human pig?
Carne trémula by Pedro Almodvar( Visual )

24 editions published between 1997 and 2009 in Spanish and English and held by 681 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 )

5 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and held by 655 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A hearing impaired factory worker gives up her first holiday in years and instead travels out to an oil rig, where she cares for a man suffering from severe burns
La ley del deseo Law of desire by Pedro Almodvar( Visual )

25 editions published between 1987 and 2010 in Spanish and held by 544 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 flor de mi secreto The flower of my secret( Visual )

6 editions published between 1996 and 2008 in Spanish and held by 531 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Leo writes romance novels - but with a loveless marriage, she finds herself fresh out of inspiration. Angel is a tough and gruff journalist with an iron will and a heart of gold. When their paths cross, they discover something neither had expected - a real-life love affair"--Container
La mujer sin cabeza The headless woman( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in Spanish and held by 511 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 )

3 editions published in 2005 in Spanish and held by 504 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!( Visual )

8 editions published between 1990 and 2010 in Spanish and held by 456 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
My life without me by Isabel Coixet( Visual )

14 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in English and Spanish and held by 385 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
Relatos salvajes = Wild tales( Visual )

5 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in Spanish and held by 322 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vulnerable in the face of a reality that shifts and suddenly turns unpredictable, the characters cross the thin line that divides civilization and barbarism. A lover's betrayal, a return to the repressed past and the violence woven into everyday encounters drive the characters to madness as they cede to the undeniable pleasure of losing control
Kika by Pedro Almodvar( Visual )

23 editions published between 1993 and 2009 in Spanish and French and held by 301 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kika, a young cosmetologist, is called to the mansion of Nicolas, an American writer to make-up the corpse of his stepson, Ramon. Ramon, who is not dead, is revived by Kika's attentions and she then moves in with him. They might live happily ever after but first they have to cope with Kika's affair with Nicolas, the suspicious death of Ramon's mother and the intrusive gaze of tabloid-TV star and Ramon's ex-psychologist Andrea Scarface
I'm so excited! by Carlos Areces( Visual )

4 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in Spanish and English and held by 255 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
El flor de mi secreto The flower of my secret by Pedro Almodvar( Visual )

12 editions published between 1996 and 2007 in Spanish and held by 225 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Leo writes romance novels--but with a loveless marriage, she finds herself fresh out of inspiration. Angel is a tough and gruff journalist with an iron will and a heart of gold. When their paths happen to cross, they discover something neither had expected--a real-life love affair!
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Spanish (267)

English (27)

French (3)

Todo sobre mi madre All about my motherMujeres al borde de un ataque de "nervios"Hable con ella Talk to herEl Espinazo del Diablo The Devil's backboneLos abrazos rotos Broken embracesLa mala educación Bad educationCarne trémulaLa ley del deseo Law of desire