WorldCat Identities

Deseo, S.A.

Works: 60 works in 546 publications in 5 languages and 19,196 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Comedy films  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Film adaptations  History  Dark comedy films  Anthology films  Sex comedy films  Horror films  Detective and mystery films 
Roles: prn, Producer, Other
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Deseo, S.A.
Volver by Pedro Almodóvar( Visual )

38 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 2,094 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Raimunda is struggling to make ends meet, holding down several jobs while supporting her unemployed husband and her teenage daughter. When Raimunda and her sister are visited by the ghost of their dead mother, it becomes clear that some long-repressed family issues remain unresolved
Todo sobre mi madre All about my mother by Pedro Almodóvar( Visual )

53 editions published between 1999 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 2,016 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A woman must come to terms with the death of her 17-year-old son and her past when she seeks out her son's father
Mujeres al borde de un ataque de "nervios" = Women on the verge of a nervous breakdown by Pedro Almodóvar( Visual )

43 editions published between 1988 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 1,788 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 )

27 editions published between 2002 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 1,584 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?
El Espinazo del Diablo The Devil's backbone by Guillermo del Toro( Visual )

22 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in Spanish and held by 1,354 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
La mala educación Bad education by Pedro Almodóvar( Visual )

22 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in Spanish and English and held by 1,071 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Filmmaker Enrique 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 No Linguistic content and held by 1,064 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 piel que habito by Pedro Almodóvar( Visual )

27 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 966 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?
Relatos salvajes = Wild tales by Damián Szifron( Visual )

12 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in Spanish and held by 916 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Six short stories involving people out for vengeance
Atame! Tie me up/Tie me down! by Pedro Almodóvar( Visual )

36 editions published between 1990 and 2014 in Spanish and French and held by 805 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
La flor de mi secreto The flower of my secret by Pedro Almodóvar( Visual )

24 editions published between 1995 and 2008 in Spanish and English and held by 764 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
Carne trémula by Pedro Almodóvar( Visual )

34 editions published between 1997 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 680 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 )

8 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and held by 663 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hannah, who wears a hearing aid, is forced to go on holiday. On holiday she manages to find a job: caring for Josef, a burn victim on an oil rig who temporarily lost his sight, until he's stable enough to be transferred. There is almost no one on the rig, except a cook, an oceanographer and a few others out at sea. Hannah tends to Josef and he slowly breaks her shell of silence
La ley del deseo Law of desire by Pedro Almodóvar( Visual )

27 editions published between 1986 and 2010 in Spanish and French and held by 547 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 )

1 edition published in 2009 in Spanish and held by 519 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 512 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
My life without me by Isabel Coixet( Visual )

16 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in English and Spanish and held by 423 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
I'm so excited! by Pedro Almodóvar( Visual )

12 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in Spanish and English and held by 418 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With malfunctioning landing gear, the fight attendants on a Madrid-Mexico City flight try to distract the passengers from this crisis with comical results
High heels Tacones lejanos by Pedro Almodóvar( Visual )

33 editions published between 1991 and 2014 in Spanish and French and held by 314 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The husband of a TV anchorwoman, ex-lover of her long-estranged singer-actress mother, is mysteriously killed, and both mother and daughter come under suspicion in a frenzied investigation filled with romantic mix-ups and mistaken identities
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Todo sobre mi madre All about my motherMujeres al borde de un ataque de "nervios" = Women on the verge of a nervous breakdownHable con ella Talk to herEl Espinazo del Diablo The Devil's backboneLa mala educación Bad educationLos abrazos rotos Broken embracesLa flor de mi secreto The flower of my secretCarne trémula