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Jet Films (Spain)

Overview
Works: 20 works in 61 publications in 3 languages and 521 library holdings
Genres: Documentary films  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Nonfiction films  Drama  History  Comedy films  Film adaptations  Historical films  War films  Caper films 
Roles: Producer
Classifications: PS3563.O886, 810.90054
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Jet Films (Spain)
Stone Reader( Visual )

2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Documents the story of one man's passionate search to solve a literary mystery. In 1972, Mark Moskowitz bought a copy of The stones of summer by Dow Mossman but couldn't get past the first few pages. Twenty-five years later, he tried again and fell in love with the book. Looking for other books by the author, he found no mention of Mossman or his novel. Moskowitz then travels the country on a quest to discover how such a well-received book vanished into oblivion
Las bicicletas son para el verano by Alfredo Matas( Visual )

7 editions published between 1991 and 2008 in Spanish and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A film that follows the day-to-day experiences of a lower middle class family in Madrid, Spain through the duration of the Civil War
Plácido by Luis García Berlanga( Visual )

9 editions published between 1992 and 2014 in Spanish and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In a small Spanish town, a group of old ladies decide to celebrate Christmas Eve with a "Sit a poor man at your table" dinner: each wealthy household of the town will have a homeless person dining with them that night. The celebration also includes a parade, and in it we find Plácido, the humble owner of a three-wheeler, whose family is forced to live in a public lavatory because of the lack of money to pay the rent, and who has to pay the second bill of his vehicle before midnight or else he will lose it"--IMDb
La vaquilla by Luis García Berlanga( Visual )

5 editions published between 1992 and 2015 in Spanish and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

During the Spanish Civil War, a group of republican soldiers plans a raid on a village fiesta
More by Barbet Schroeder( Visual )

3 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Naive young Stefan (Klaus Grünberg) has fallen in with the wrong crowd and the wrong girl (Mimsy Farmer). Soon he won't have the will to do the right thing and leave them all behind. A vivid cautionary tale of the freespirited '60s. Its antidrug message still resonates loudly today
Light at the edge of the world by Kevin Billington( Visual )

3 editions published between 1984 and 2001 in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At the southernmost tip of South America, where the Atlantic and Pacific oceans do battle, there is a lighthouse called "The lighthouse at the edge of the world." Three men guard this isolated post until their seclusion is invaded by maniacal, bloodthirsty pirates. The sole survivor of this onslaught pits himself against the pirate's ruthless leader who is utilizing the post to plunder and destroy passing ships
El Crimen de Cuenca by Pilar Miró( Visual )

7 editions published between 1982 and 2014 in Spanish and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Banned in Spain until 1982 and based upon a true story, two men are wrongfully accused of killing a fellow shepherd who disappeared from their town in the early 1900s. The men are tortured to elicit confessions in graphic portrayals of the brutality of the Guardia Civil
Gary Cooper, que estás en los cielos by Pilar Miró( Visual )

3 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in Spanish and English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the three days before an operation on the cancer that is threatening to kill her, a film director (Mercedes Sampietro) remembers a few of the most poignant and meaningful relationships and dreams of her life. The premise for this partially autobiographical movie was taken from the real-life dilemma of the actual director, Pilar Miro. Miro had to undergo dangerous open-heart surgery and used her own experience to co-write the screenplay for Gary Cooper, who art in heaven." In the film, the director's romantic involvement with a journalist and an art student, as well as how she views the results of those relationships, are aspects of her life that get careful scrutiny. A photograph of Gary Cooper just before he died brings mortality sharply into focus for her, hence the title of the film. She also considers her ambitions, dreams that may no longer have time to come true - and wonders if they ever had a chance anyway. As the surgery approaches, the director's own pessimism colors her view of the life she has spent until that moment."
Patrimonio nacional by Luis García Berlanga( Visual )

5 editions published between 1997 and 2014 in Spanish and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The second part of a trilogy satirizing Spanish society in the period following Franco's death and the restoration of the monarchy, this sequel to La escopeta nacional is about the Marquis de Leguineche and his down and out aristocratic family who return to their palace in Madrid after thirty years of voluntary exile with the intention of resuming the court life of yesteryear and re-establish themselves in newly-democratic Spain
Nacional-III by Luis García Berlanga( Visual )

4 editions published between 1997 and 2007 in Spanish and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Third part of a trilogy satirizing Spanish society in the period following Franco's death, this second sequel to Patrimonio Nacional is about the Marquis de Leguineches, his hopeless son Luis José, his mistress/servant Viti, and in this instance, a Catholic priest. When the Marquis' father-in-law dies, the family decides to leave Spain with their money and go to France. Their adventures in Mitterand's France begin with a trip to Lourdes
Mi hija Hildegart by Fernando Fernán Gómez( Visual )

3 editions published between 2004 and 2012 in Spanish and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Aurora is a dedicated feminist in the early part of this century, who doesn't need men in her life. She successfully arranges to be impregnated by a man so that she can have a child. The child turns out to be the girl Hildegart, an intellectual prodigy, gifted at languages, music, and literature. She is the center of Aurora's life. However, when Hildegart begins to show what her mother considers to be an unbecoming interest in boys and men, a betrayal of her mother's principles, she executes her one night while she is asleep. This movie slowly unravels the story of Hildegart's birth, development and murder as it emerges during a 1933 murder trial. The story is based on the novel Aurora de Sangre by Eduardo de Guzman -- Clarke Fountain, All Movie Guide."
Hablamos esta noche by Pilar Miró( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in Spanish and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this movie with a title that refers to putting off an important discussion ('we'll talk tonight, dear'), a major fault line running right under a newly-constructed nuclear power plant is the 'important discussion' that needs attending. The head engineer at the plant warns its director of the danger, but the director has other things to do with his time. He does not want to ruin his company's future and his own chances for promotion with a scary scenario of a disaster that may never happen, so instead, he focuses on his love life. He is a classic macho with priorities that run to the bedroom rather than the boardroom. He has a homosexual son who clearly needs some more attention, and his woman of the moment loves him even as his integrity is lying inert on a dung heap. Meanwhile, his friend the company engineer is tormented by the potential for disaster at the soon-to-be inaugurated power plant, but there seems to be very little that he can do about it."
La Escopeta nacional by Luis García Berlanga( Visual )

1 edition published in 1995 in Spanish and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Centering on one of the many hunting extravaganzas organized for members of the ruling class, this comedy is about how business deals were made and concessions granted during the Franco years
Maestros del cine español : Pilar Miró by Pilar Miró( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in Spanish and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

El crimen de Cuenca : En 1910, un pastor desapoarece en la provincia de Cuenca. Tres años después, dos de sus compañeros son delenidos y acusados de asesinato, pese a que el cuerpo de la presunta víctima no ha aparecido... ; Gary Cooper, que estas en los cielos... : Andrea Soriano es una mujer de algo más de treinta años que ha logrado hacerse una brillante carrera como realizadora de televisión. Para poder convertirse en una profesional de éxito ha tenido que supeditar sus relaciones amorosas a su independencia... ; Hablamos esta noche : Víctor es el ingeniero encargado de la puesta en marcha de una central nuclear y de su posterior funcionamiento. A los numerosos y lógicos problemas que se derivan de su trabajo, Víctor tiene que añadir otros problemas : un matrimonio disuelto, un hijo homosexual, una relación sentimental que no funciona... (Rédigé d'après la jaquette)
Puede ser divertido by Azucena Rodríguez( Visual )

2 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in Spanish and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alicia and Carmen, two recently divorced young women, mothers of Juan and Carlitos, realize their lives revolve around the same poles when their kids end up in the hospital after a fight. From this casual encounter, Alicia and Carmen forge a strong friendship
Tierno verano de lujurias y azoteas by Jaime Chávarri( Visual )

1 edition published in 1992 in Spanish and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An erotic comedy involving a love triangle in which one of the men tries to seduce the object of his desire through words and stories
Bearn o La sala de las muñecas by Jaime Chávarri( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in Spanish and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mallorca, 1865. Se celebran los funerales por los señores Bearn, el lema de los cuales siempre ha sido "Antes morir que mezclar mi sangre". Joan Mayor, huérfano que desconoce su pasado, decide reconstruir la historia de su familia
Grandeur nature = Tamaño natural by Luis García Berlanga( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in Spanish and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"When Michel (Michel Piccoli) gets the life-sized sex doll he ordered, shipped directly from Japan, he is only intrigued by it at first. Then the silent unresponsiveness of the thing begins to haunt him, and he finds himself reacting to it as if it were an equally unresponsive living woman. As time passes, more and more of his life is spent trying to satisfy or placate its relentless silence, and he goes somewhat mad."--Clarke Fountain, All Movie Guide
Vámonos, Bárbara( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in Spanish and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Ana is Catalan, the daughter of a bourgeois family and works in a studio in advertising. She is 38 years old and has only lived with her husband, with whom she has a relationship that is cold but accepted by both. Although his family is opposed, she decides to leave her husband and takes a vacation with her daughter Barbara, 12 years old, in order to leave behind all the past and start a freer life, with fewer ties, less conventional."--Translation of summary on container
Le Prince des pauvres( Visual )

1 edition published in 1961 in French and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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