WorldCat Identities

Manga Films, S.L.

Works: 201 works in 301 publications in 2 languages and 1,574 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  History  Film adaptations  Comedy films  Melodramas (Motion pictures)  Science fiction films  Animated films  Melodrama  Biography 
Roles: Distributor, Producer
Classifications: PN1995.9.F67, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Manga Films, S.L.
Karas : the prophecy( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in Japanese and held by 145 WorldCat member 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
Te doy mis ojos by Icíar Bollain( Visual )

3 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in Spanish and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in contemporary Spain, the film focuses on a terrified housewife on the run from her abusive husband
Dying of laughter = Muertos de risa by Álex de la Iglesia( Visual )

4 editions published between 1999 and 2004 in Spanish and held by 60 WorldCat member 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
Cosas insignificantes( Visual )

3 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in Spanish and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Esta historia gira alrededor de una caja. Desde afuera, la vieja caja de madera no tiene nada de especial. Adentro sin embargo contiene un mundo de historias. En su interior hay objetos aparentemente insignificantes que han sido perdidos, olvidados o tirados por gente desconocida: desde un pedazo de ancaje hasta un recado de una colegiala, desde un fragmento de cristal hasta una fotografía descolorida. La caja pertenece a Esmeralda (Paulina Gaitán), una adolescente furiosa y defensiva. Esmeralda está harta de todo: de su familia, de sus responsabilidades, de su vida. Entonces se refugia en su caja de objetos. En sus manos estos objetos cobran vida: a través de ellos inventa historias que no vive, emociones que no siente, gente que no ama. Cosas insignificantes cuenta la historia de tres de estos objetos y de la gente detrás de ellos, todos de alguna manera incapaces de conectarse con quienes más aman. Estos objetos representan tanto la ausencia de la comunicación como su posibilidad."--Envase
Mondays in the sun = Los lunes al sol by Fernando León( Visual )

6 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in Spanish and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Santa, José and Lino, three unemployed dock workers, confront personal issues
Torrente : el brazo tonto de la ley by Santiago Segura( Visual )

4 editions published between 1997 and 1999 in Spanish and held by 38 WorldCat member 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
Letters from Alou = Las cartas de Alou by Montxo Armendáriz( Visual )

2 editions published in 2004 in Spanish and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tells the story of Alou, an african immigrant, who works his way to Barcelona, where he is due to meet up with a friend. The exploitation and discrimination he faces are accurately documented
La prima Angelica by Carlos Saura( Visual )

3 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in Spanish and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When the single middle-aged Luis travels from Barcelona to bury the remains of his mother in the vault of his family in Segovia, he is lodged by his aunt Pilar in her old house where he spent his summer of 1936 with her. He meets his cousin Angelica, who was his first love, living on the first floor with her husband and daughter, and he recalls his childhood in times of the Spanish Civil War entwined with the present
El sur by Víctor Erice( Visual )

8 editions published between 1983 and 2004 in Spanish and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Estrella, a little girl from Southern Spain who has been uprooted to the North. Estrella maintains a sentimentalized attachment to the region ofher birth, an attachment manifest in her love for herfather. The girl's rose-colored memories are shattered when she learns that her beloved dad once carried on an affair with a Southern woman, and that the flames of passion still smolder with him. This Spanish/Argentiniain coproduction was filmed on location in Madrid, Navarre, Vittoria, and Zamora
Historias del Kronen by Montxo Armendáriz( Visual )

3 editions published in 2002 in Spanish and held by 32 WorldCat member 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
La comunidad = Common wealth by Álex de la Iglesia( Visual )

5 editions published between 1999 and 2001 in Spanish and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Black comedy set in a decrepit old house in the center of Madrid. One of the house's new residents is Julia García, a real estate agent who has taken an apartment to revive her sagging marriage. One day, Julia and her unemployed husband Ricard are attacked by cockroaches that rain down on them through a crack in the ceiling. During a subsequent investigation of the upstairs apartment, firemen discover a man's rotting corpse. Julia later conducts her own investigation of the apartment and discovers almost 15 million dollars hidden away under the floor boards--the result of a soccer-pool win by the apartment's dead owner. She decides to take the winnings and run, but while removing the cash, meets her neighbor Ramona, who quickly becomes suspicious of Julia's activities. It turns out that everyone in the building knew about the money and agreed to share it amongst themselves, a plan severely compromised by Julia's desire to keep the money for herself
El desencanto by Jaime Chávarri( Visual )

4 editions published in 2003 in Spanish and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Documentary film about the poet Leopoldo Panero, who died in 1962. Through a series of interviews, his widow, Felicidad Blanc, and their three sons talk about his death, themselves, and their family history
Obaba by Montxo Armendáriz( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in Spanish and held by 28 WorldCat member 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-- by Carlos Saura( Visual )

3 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in Spanish and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In Madrid, the orphan sisters Irene, Ana and Maite are raised by their austere aunt Paulina together with their mute and crippled grandmother after the death of their mother and their military father Anselmo. Ana is a melancholic girl, fascinated by death, after seeing her mother having a painful death and her father dead in bed."--IMDb
El juego de la verdad = The truth and other lies by Alvaro Fernández Armero( Visual )

3 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in Spanish and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alberto and Susana are the perfect couple. Their best friends are the complete opposite, failures in every way. But Ernest is mistakenly diagnosed with a terminal illness, throwing both relationships haywire. Ernesto has one final and unbelievable wish before dying - to have sex with his best friend's wife, Susana
The hunt by Carlos Saura( Visual )

4 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in Spanish and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A heavily symbolic study of hatred and rivalry among four hunters, three of whom are Franquist veterans. They go to shoot rabbits in an area near Madrid where some of the heaviest battles of the Spanish Civil War were fought. The hunt becomes an allegory of war
Lazaro de Tormes by Fernando Fernán Gómez( Visual )

3 editions published in 2001 in Spanish and held by 24 WorldCat member 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
Yo soy la Juani by José Juan Bigas Luna( Visual )

4 editions published in 2006 in Spanish and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A pair of women leave their small town and dud boyfriends behind for fun in Madrid
Yerma by Federico García Lorca( Visual )

4 editions published between 1998 and 2004 in Spanish and held by 23 WorldCat member 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
Elisa, vida mia = Elisa, my love by Carlos Saura( Visual )

2 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in Spanish and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Elisa and her father, a famous novelist, are reunited after twenty years. In an isolated farmhouse in Segovia they discuss their lives and problems. A psychological, introspective drama
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Alternative Names
Manga Films SL