WorldCat Identities

Deseo, S.A.

Overview
Works: 136 works in 761 publications in 4 languages and 21,784 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Comedy films  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Film adaptations  Romance films  Dark comedy films  History  Melodrama  Anthology films  Thrillers (Motion pictures) 
Roles: prn, Producer, Publisher, pre, 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 )

51 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 2,201 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From two-time Academy Award-winner Pedro Almodóvar (2003, Best Original Screenplay, Talk to Her, 2000, Best Foreign Language Film, All About My Mother), comes Volver, a comedic and compassionate tribute to women and their resilience in the face of life's most outrageous tribulations. A luminous Penélope Cruz leads an ensemble of gifted actresses, including Carmen Maura (Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown). Raimunda (Cruz) and her sister Sole lost their parents in a tragic fire years ago ... or did they? Superstitious villagers claim that the girls' departed mother, Irene (Maura), has been seen wandering around their Aunt Paula's home. When Irene appears to Sole, she explains that she has returned to set right her daughter's troubled lives and reveal shocking secrets that will impact, everyone! Raimunda has "female troubles" of her own, least of which is a corpse in the freezer! Winner of numerous film festival and critics' awards, Volver is a hilarious tale of love, loss and forgiveness
Mujeres al borde de un ataque de "nervios" = Women on the verge of a nervous breakdown by Pedro Almodóvar( Visual )

37 editions published between 1988 and 2009 in Spanish and English and held by 1,640 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 held by 1,549 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a private clinic Barco and Benigno strike up a friendship while caring for comatose women
Wild tales = Relatos salvajes by Damián Szifron( Visual )

21 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in Spanish and held by 1,256 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Six short stories involving people out for vengeance. 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
Todo sobre mi madre = All about my mother by Pedro Almodóvar( Visual )

53 editions published between 1999 and 2009 in Spanish and English and held by 1,252 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
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 )

10 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in Spanish and held by 1,028 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
The skin I live in = La piel que habito by Pedro Almodóvar( Visual )

44 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in Spanish and English and held by 1,011 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?
El Espinazo del Diablo = The Devil's backbone by Guillermo del Toro( Visual )

20 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in Spanish and English and held by 951 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"What is a ghost? A tragedy condemned to repeat itself time and again? An instant of pain, perhaps. Something dead which still seems to be alive. An emotion suspended in time. Like a blurred photograph. Like an insect trapped in amber." So says Casares, but ten-year-old Carlos disagrees. Thanks to the Civil War, Carlos his arrived at the desolate Santa Lucia School, now a makeshift shelter for war orphans, where an unexploded bomb rests in the courtyard. More frightening are the odd things keep happening to Carlos - he sees strange shadows, hears voices, and at night he is being visited by the "One Who Sighs."
Julieta by Pedro Almodóvar( Visual )

10 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in Spanish and held by 833 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Julieta lives in Madrid with her daughter Antia. They both suffer in silence over the loss of Xoan, Antia's father and Julieta's husband. At times, grief doesn't bring people closer, it drives them apart
La flor de mi secreto = The flower of my secret by Pedro Almodóvar( Visual )

27 editions published between 1995 and 2008 in Spanish and English and held by 831 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
All about my mother = Todo sobre mi madre by Pedro Almodóvar( Visual )

4 editions published between 2000 and 2007 in Spanish and held by 797 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
Carne trémula = Live flesh by Pedro Almodóvar( Visual )

32 editions published between 1997 and 2009 in Spanish and English and held by 665 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The lives of five people are intertwined by romance, friendship and rivalry. Victor has fallen for a woman, Elena. Elena wants nothing to do with Victor and she calls the cops when he shows up at her apartment. The two cops that show up are David and Sancho. Sancho is a chronic, abusive drunk and believes his wife, Clara may be having an affair with his partner, David
The secret life of words by Isabel Coixet( Visual )

9 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and Spanish and held by 643 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hannah, a recluse who wears a hearing aid, is forced by her employer to take a vacation. On holiday she finds a job on an oil rig caring for Josef, a burn victim who has temporarily lost his sight. Hannah's job is to care for Josef until he is 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
Atame! = Tie me up/Tie me down! by Pedro Almodóvar( Visual )

28 editions published between 1989 and 2017 in Spanish and English and held by 633 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 ley del deseo = Law of desire by Pedro Almodóvar( Visual )

26 editions published between 1987 and 2010 in Spanish and held by 571 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 )

4 editions published in 2009 in Spanish and held by 564 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 )

5 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in Spanish and held by 520 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 )

18 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in English and Spanish and held by 512 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 468 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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Mujeres al borde de un ataque de "nervios" = Women on the verge of a nervous breakdownHable con ella = Talk to herTodo sobre mi madre = All about my motherLa 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 = Live flesh
Alternative Names
Deap-Sea Education and Outreach Group

Deseo

Deseo (Firm)

Deseo S.A

El Deseo Filmproduktionsgesellschaft

El Deseo (Firm)

El Deseo productora

El Deseo Spanish film production company

אל דסאו

エル・デセオ

欲望无限电影公司

慾望電影公司

Languages
Spanish (413)

English (43)

Turkish (2)

French (1)