Manga Films, S.L.
Most widely held works by Manga Films, S.L.
Karas the prophecy ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2006 in Japanese and held by 163 libraries worldwide
Tokyo--a city populated by both humans and by ghostly beings. They exist in both dimensions, seen and unseen: spirits, apparitions, demons. The balance between these two dimensions has long been upheld by the city's guardian raven Karas and his masters. But that balance has been thrown into disarray as Eko, a former Karas, has attempted to seize power and bring order to the streets through force. The entity Yurine, who represents the will of the people, stands in his way with her newly risen Karas. Now an ageless battle stretching across both dimensions and killing humans and spirits alike is in progress between the two sides and their armies. Karas is humanity's last hope.
Dying of laughter Muertos de risa ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1999 and 2004 in Spanish and held by 58 libraries worldwide
In the early 1970's, Nino (Santiago Segura) is a nightclub singer whose career is going nowhere, and Bruno (El Gran Wyoming) is a comic who isn't doing any better. A talent agent, Julian (Alex Angulo), teams them up for a sketch on a popular TV show, and when Nino is suddenly stricken with stage fright on camera and can't speak, Bruno impulsively slaps him. The audience finds this hilarious, and their career as a duo is off and running, while their personal relationship starts at a low point and keeps getting worse. Over time, Bruno steals Nino's girlfriend, Nino gets arrested for dealing drugs, the act periodically breaks up and reunites, and in the midst of a New Year's Eve broadcast in 1992, the two exchange gunfire on live TV.
Te doy mis ojos ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2004 in Spanish and held by 57 libraries worldwide
One winter night, Pilar runs away from home. With her, she takes only a few belongings and her son, Juan. Antonio soon sets out to look for her. He says Pilar is his sunshine, and what's more, "She gave him her eyes."
Los lunes al sol ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in Spanish and held by 41 libraries worldwide
Santa, José and Lino, three unemployed dock workers, confront personal issues.
Torrente el brazo tonto de la ley ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1997 and 1999 in Spanish and held by 32 libraries worldwide
Torrente is a Madrid cop. He is lazy, rude, sexist, racist, fascist and a drunkard. He attempts to crack a ring of drug traffickers to regain status in the police department.
Historias del Kronen ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2002 in Spanish and held by 31 libraries worldwide
Immersed in a world of sex, drugs and rock-and-roll, young men get together every night at a bar called Kronen, where they seek any kind of adventure and diversion from their empty lives.
Cosas insignificantes ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2010 in Spanish and held by 28 libraries worldwide
Esmeralda is a teenager with an unusual obsession: she collects lost, forgotten or discarded things and keeps them under her bed in an old wooden box. This is the story of three objects in the box and the people behind them.
La comunidad ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1999 and 2001 in Spanish and held by 27 libraries worldwide
Julia, a hard-working real estate agent, finds 300 million pesetas hidden in a dead man's apartment, and is forced to face the wrath of a very peculiar community of neighbors led by an unscrupulous administrator.
El juego de la verdad The truth and other lies ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in Spanish and held by 27 libraries worldwide
Alberto and Susana are the perfect couple planning their dream wedding -- young, beautiful and successful. In this clever comedy, Ernesto and Lea are their best friends and also their complete opposites, failures in every way. Ernesto is a frustrated radio host earning a living in a supermarket and troubled Lea toils as Susana's assistant. But when Ernesto is mistakenly diagnosed with a terminal illness, both relationships go hilariously haywire when Ernesto has one final and unbelievable wish before dying, sex with his best friend's wife, Susana.
Yerma ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1998 and 2004 in Spanish and held by 25 libraries worldwide
Yerma desires the opportunity to become a mother, believing it to be the ideal liberation--a way to defeat death. Unable to conceive, Yerma rebels against what she believes to be an unjust destiny.
La prima Angelica ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in Spanish and held by 25 libraries worldwide
A man, years after his mother's death, complies with her wish to be buried in a Castilian city. While there, he relives some old passionate memories.
El sur ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1983 and 2002 in Spanish and held by 25 libraries worldwide
Scenes from the life of a young girl, showing the special bond she has with her father.
Obaba ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2005 in Spanish and held by 23 libraries worldwide
"Lourdes, con apenas de 25 años, emprende un viaje hacia los territorios de Obaba. En su equipaje lleva una pequeña cámara de video. Con elle quiere atrapar la realided de Obaba, de su mundo, de sus gentes. Quiere captar el presete, mostrarlo tal como es. Pero Obaba no es el lugar que Lourdes ha imaginado, y pronto descubre que quienes viven allí, como Merche, Ismael, o Tomás, están anclados en un pasado del que no pueden--o no quieren--escapar."--Container.
Cría cuervos ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2004 in Spanish and held by 21 libraries worldwide
Surrounded by tragedy and death, a nine-year old girl comes to believe that she has the power of life and death over those close to her.
Lazaro de Tormes ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2001 in Spanish and held by 20 libraries worldwide
After thirty years of difficulties, Lazaro is obliged to demonstrate before the law, that his form of life comes from the need to escape hunger and not from the desire to commit crimes.
Elisa, vida mia Elisa, my love ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2004 in Spanish and held by 18 libraries worldwide
Elisa and her father, a famous novelist, are reunited after twenty years. In an isolated farmhouse in Segovia, they discuss their problems. A psychological, introspective drama.
Familia ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2002 in Spanish and held by 18 libraries worldwide
A comic treatment on the Spanish family in which Santiago (the father) is greeted on his birthday by a present from his son which he does not appreciate. He laments, as does his family, "Who has not wished for the perfect family?"
Yo soy la Juani ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2006 in Spanish and held by 18 libraries worldwide
A pair of women leave their small town and dud boyfriends behind for fun in Madrid.
Peppermint frappé ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2004 in Spanish and held by 17 libraries worldwide
The story of a doctor who discovers that his ideal wife is married to his best friend, so he attempts to mold his assistant into her likeness.
Silencio roto ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2001 in Spanish and held by 16 libraries worldwide
In the wake of the Spanish Civil War, a number of the Republican guerillas who fought against Franco's fascist army went into hiding and continued their battle as resistance fighters hiding out in the mountain ranges of Spain. It's 1944, and Lucia (Lucia Jimenez) arrives in a small town to take a job at a tavern run by her aunt Teresa (Mercedes Sampietro). Politically, the community is torn between those who have retained their loyalty to the former Republican leadership and those who have embraced fascism under Franco. Lucia becomes fast friends with Lola (Maria Botto), a local girl whose brother Manuel (Juan Diego Botto) is a blacksmith with ties to the Maquis. As Lucia falls in love with Manuel, the Maquis come out of hiding and stage a raid on the town, freeing a number of Republicans who have been jailed for their support of the old regime; as one might expect, this attracts the attention of Franco's Civil Guard, which quickly sets out to neutralize Manuel and the rebels.
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