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Movies (fiction) by Region: Spain

SELECTED DVDs and Videotapes of feature length films in the Rutgers

Spain DVDs

Belle toujours 2008

Manuel de Oliveira, Miguel Cadilhe, Michel Piccoli, Bulle Ogier, Ricardo Trepa, Leonor Baldaque, Jaulia Buisel, Films d'ici (Firm),  Filbox Produ?caoes, New Yorker Films, and New Yorker Video (Firm)

Thirty-eight years after their last encounter, Henri thinks he sees Severine. He blackmails her into seeing him by threatening to tell her dark secret, and slowly gets revenge on her. A sequel to the 1967 classic Belle de jour. 1 videodisc (70 min.)

MEDIA. MEDIA 10-1474

 

Butterfly 2011?

A timid young boy learns about a world of possiblities when his teacher shows him the wonders of nature ; but as the Spanish Civil War affects their community, the boy and his family must choose where they stand in the conflict. 1 videodisc (ca. 94 min.)

MEDIA 10-5113

 

Carne traemula c2007, 1997

Pedro Almodaovar, Javier Bardem, Francesca Neri, Liberto Rabal, Angela Molina, Josae Sancho, Penaelope Cruz, Ruth Rendell, Deseo, S.A, CIBY 2000 (Firm), France 3 cinaema (Firm), Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Samuel Goldwyn Films (Firm), Sony Pictures Classics (Firm), and Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (Firm)

Madrid, Christmastime 1970: a prostitute gives birth to a son on a city bus in the dead of night.  Victor, a handsome young misfit, is neither evil nor violent, but an inexperienced, hungry young man, and things tend go out of control when he is around.  One such incident involves Elena, a rich girl dabbling in drugs, a terrible fight, one gun, and two police officers--David and Sancho.  Victor, freed from prison, sleeps with the wives of the two officers who put him in jail -- first Sancho's wife Clara, then David's wife Elena, whom he both lusts for and bears a grudge against. 1 videodisc (101 min.)

MEDIA 10-1477

 

Cuando vuelvas a mi lado By my side again 2003

Elías Querejeta, Manuel Gutiérrez Aragón, Gracia Querejeta, Mercedes Sampietro, Jorge Perugorría, Julieta Serrano, Marta Belaustegui, Adriana Ozores, Rosa Mariscal, Albares Production (Firm), Sogepaq Video (Firm), and Urban Vision Entertainment

Three estranged sisters meet up after the death of their mother to carry out her last wishes. She requested that her ashes be divided and given to three different people, one of which is their father who mysteriously disappeared in the 1960's. 1 videodisc (97 min.)

MEDIA 10-979

 

El espinazo del diablo 2002

Guillermo del Toro, Antonio Trashorras, David Muńoz, Agustin Almodóvar, Pedro Almodóvar, Bertha Navarro, Marisa Paredes, Eduardo Noriega, Federico Luppi, Fernando Tielve, Ińigo Garcés, Irene Visedo, Deseo, S.A, Tequila Gang (Firm), and Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment (Firm)

During the Spanish Civil War, young Carlos is abandoned at a completely isolated orphanage. The tensions therein have been building for years, exacerbated by the unexploded bomb resting menacingly in the courtyard. Bullies scheme, tempers flare, and a ghost that visits Carlos's bed seems to be the key to it all. 1 videodisc (108 min.) :

MEDIA 10-3193

 

El orfanato 2008

Guillermo del Toro, J. A Bayona, Sergio G Sįnchez, Mar Targarona, Joaquin Padro, Įlvaro Augustķn, Belén Rueda, Fernando Cayo, Roger Prķncep, Mabel Rivera, Montserrat Carulla, Andrés Gertrśdix, Edgar Vivar, Rodar y Rodar Cine y Televisión S.L, Telecinco (Firm), and New Line Home Entertainment (Firm)

A mother of a young boy decides to purchase the orphanage she spent her own childhood in, hoping to restore and reopen the long abandoned facility as both a home for them and a school for disabled children. However, her son's imagination seems to run wild in their new home, as he becomes increasingly involved with a group of seemingly imaginary friends. 1 videodisc (ca. 105 min.) :

MEDIA 10-3195

 

La flor de mi secreto The flower of my secret c2007, 1995

Pedro Almodaovar, Marisa Paredes, Juan Echanove, Carmen Elaias, Rossy de Palma, Chus Lampreave, Deseo, S.A, CIBY 2000 (Firm), Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment (Firm), Sony Pictures Classics (Firm), and Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (Firm)

Leo writes romance novels - but with a loveless marriage, she finds herself fresh out of inspiration. Her friend Betty suggests she take up journalism. Newspaper editor, Angel, is tough and gruff with an iron will, and a heart of gold. When their paths cross, they discover something unexpected - a real-life love affair! 1 videodisc (105 min.)

MEDIA   MEDIA 10-1480   2-3436

 

Frankenstein's bloody terror 2005, 1968

Paul Naschy, Manuel Manzaneque, Dianik Zurakowska, Carlos Casaravilla, Jacinto Molina, Maximiliano Pérez-Flores, Enrique López Eguiluz, Independent International Pictures Corp, and Shriek Show (Firm)

"Pilfering gypsies take refuge in a crypt, unwisely removing a silver cross from the corpse of Count Imre Wolfstein and unleashing the curse of the werewolf!"--Container. 1 videodisc (91 min.) :

MEDIA 10-3190

 

Hable con ella c2003

Javier Cámara, Darío Grandinetti, Leonor Watling, Rosario Flores, Mariola Fuentes, Geraldine Chaplin, Pedro Almodóvar, Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment (Firm), Sony Pictures Classics (Firm), Deseo, S.A, Vía Digital (Firm), and Antena 3 Televisión

In a private clinic Barco and Benigno strike up a friendship while caring for comatose women. 1 videodisc (ca. 114 min.)

MEDIA 10-305

 

Land and freedom a story from the Spanish revolution 2009/ 1995

Jim Allen, Rebecca O'Brien, Ken Loach, Ian Hart, Rosana Pastor, Icíar Bollain, Tom Gilroy, George Fenton, Parallax Pictures, Messidor Films (Firm), Road Movies Dritte Produktionen, GmbH, and Kino Films

An epic tale of love and revolution during the Spanish Civil War. 1936: a local man in Liverpool wrestles with disillusion and decides to join the fight against fascism in Franco's Spain. He finds himself deeply drawn to the cause and character of his new comrades, the Republican freedom-fighters, especially the beautiful Blanca. Unfortunately, political infighting threatens to do them all in. 1 videodisc (104 min.) :

MEDIA 10-2789

 

La ley del deseo c2007

Pedro Almodaovar, Eusebio Poncela, Carmen Maura, Antonio Banderas, Deseo, S.A, Lauren Film (Firm), Sony Pictures Classics (Firm), and Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (Firm)

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. 1 videodisc (102 min.)

MEDIA 10-1481

 

Los abrazos rotos 2010

Agustin Almodóvar, Esther Garcķa, Penélope Cruz, Lluķs Homar, Blanca Portillo, José Luis Gómez, Rubén Ochandiano, Tamar Novas, Angela Molina, Chus Lampreave, Kiti Manver, Alberto Iglesias, Deseo, S.A, Universal Pictures International, and Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (Firm)

Harry Caine, a blind writer, reaches this moment in time when he has to heal his wounds from 14 years back. He was then still known by his real name, Mateo Blanco, and directing his last movie. 1 videodisc (127 min.) :

MEDIA 10-3509

 

Lovers of the Arctic Circle 2006, 1998

Najwa Nimri, Nancho Novo, Fele Martainez, Julio Medem, Alberto Iglesias, and Sogetel (Firm)

Two lovers are about to embark on an erotic odyssey that will take them to the ends of the earth. A story of love and sexual awakening so powerful it will alter the course of their forever. 1 videodisc (109 min.)

MEDIA 10-1421

 

Lucaia y el sexo Sex and Lucia 2003, c2001

Fernando Bovaira, Enrique Laopez Lavigne, Julio Medem, Paz Vega, Tristaan Ulloa, Najwa Nimri, Daniel Freire, Javier Caamara, Silvia Llanos, Elena Anaya, Kiko de la Rica, Montserrat Sanz, Ivaan Aledo, Alberto Iglesias, Estaibaliz Markiegui, Alfonso Nieto, Sogecine (Firm), Canal+ Espaana (Firm), Televisiaon Espaanola, Studio Canal+, Palm Pictures, and Lions Gate Home Entertainment

After the loss of her long-time boyfriend, Lucaia seeks refuge on a quiet Mediterranean island where she meets a new man and begins to discover the dark secrets of her past relationship. 1 videodisc (128 min.)

MEDIA 10-1422

 

La mala educación Bad education 2005

Pedro Almodóvar, Agustin Almodóvar, Gael García, Fele Martínez, Daniel Giménez Cacho, Lluís Homar, Francisco Boira, Sony Pictures Classics (Firm), Deseo, S.A, ICAA (Firm), Studio Canal+, Televisión Espańola, and Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (Firm)

Filmmaker Enrique gets a visit from an aspiring actor claiming to be his old school friend Igancio, who has written a story about their traumatic childhood spent at Catholic school.  In the story, a drag performer attempts to blackmail a predatory priest by exposing their scandalous past.  When Enrique produces a film based on the story, the villainous priest from their school days arrives to tell his own version of the events. 1 videodisc (105 min.)

MEDIA    MEDIA 10-963          10-1479

 

Matador c2007, 2005

Pedro Almodaovar, Jesaus Ferrero, Andraes Vicente Gaomez, Assumpta Serna, Antonio Banderas, Nacho Martainez, Eva Cobo , Julieta Serrano,  Chus Lampreave, Bibi Andersen, Spain, Ministerio de Cultura, Televisiaon Espaanola, Sony Pictures Classics (Firm), and Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (Firm)

The story of a retired torero and a beautiful lawyer who both need death as an aphrodesiac. The lovers are brought together when a young bullfighting student confesses to a string of murders. 1 videodisc (106 min.)

MEDIA 10-1483

 

Muerte de un ciclista Death of a cyclist c2008, 1955

Cesaareo Gonzaalez Rodraiguez, Juan Antonio Bardem, Manuel J Goyanes, Lucia Bosae, Alberto Closas, Bruna Corra, Carlos Casaravilla, Otello Toso, Julia Delgado Caro, Luis Fernando de Igoa, Janus Films, Suevia Films, Guiaon Producciones Cinematograaficas, Trionfalcine (Firm), and Criterion Collection (Firm)

Upper-class geometry professor Juan and his wealthy, married mistress Maraia Josae, driving back from a late-night rendezvous, accidentally hit a cyclist and run. The resulting tale of guilt, infidelity, and blackmail reveals the wide gap between the rich and the poor in Spain and surveys the corrept ethics of a society seduced by decadence. 1 videodisc (88 min.)

MEDIA 10-1415

 

Mujeres al borde de un ataque de "nervios" Women on the verge of a nervous breakdown c2007, 1988

Pedro Almodaovar, Carmen Maura, Antonio Banderas, Julieta Serrano, Maraia Barranco, Fernando Guillaen, Deseo, S.A, Lauren Film (Firm), Sony Pictures Classics (Firm), and  Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (Firm)

Comedy film about a woman who has been jilted by the love of her life, her friend who discovers her lover is a Shiite terrorist, and her ex-lover's crazed wife. 1 videodisc (89 min.)

MEDIA 10-1482

 

La piel que habito c2012

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 accomplice, and a human guinea pig. Marrilia, the woman who looked after him from birth, is his most faithful accomplice. But where will they find the human pig? 1 videodisc (120 min.)

MEDIA 10-3948

 

Quae he hecho yo para merecer esto!! What have I done to deserve this? c2006

Pedro Almodaovar, Carmen Maura, Luis Hostalot, Gonzalo Suaarez, Angel de Andraes Laopez, Veraonica Forquae, Kaktus S.A, Tesauro S.A, Wellspring Media, and Genius Entertainment

An absurd black comedy that centers on Gloria, a very resourceful working class housewife and cleaning woman, who is hooked on amphetamines and must contend with her crazy family. 1 videodisc (97 min.)

MEDIA 10-1475

 

Segundo de Chomón el cine de la fantasia (1903-1912) c2010

Segundo de Chomón and Filmoteca de la Generalitat de Catalunya

Contains 31 titles (1903-1912)  (144 minutes of film), with an original music score by Joan Pineda by the early filmaker Segundo de Chomón. 1 videodisc (144 min.) :

MEDIA 10-2433

 

Seńora de Nadia Nobody's wife c2003

Lita Stantic, Maria Luisa Bemberg, Luisina Brando, Rodolfo Ranni, Julio Chávez, Gabriela Acher, Susú Pecoraro, China Zorrilla, GEA Cinematografica S.A, Cinemateca (Firm), Condor Media (Firm), and Facets Video (Firm)

Leonor is living the good life: a husband, two kids, a comfortable home. But when she discovers her husband is cheating on her, that life collapses. Leonor flees the world she knows, finds a new job and begins to meet new men. From a distance, she cautiously observes her children. 1 videodisc (98 min.)

MEDIA 10-937

 

También la lluvia c2012

"Idealistic filmmaker Sebastian (Gael Garcia Bernal, The Motorcycle Diaries) and his cynical producer Costa (Luis Tosa, The Limits of Control) arrive in Bolivia to make a revisionist film about Christopher Columbus' conquest of the Americas. But as filming commences, the local citizens begin to riot in protest against a multi-national corporation that is taking control of their water supply. With the film shoot in jeopardy, both men find their convictions shaken. Inspired by the real-life Water Wars in Bolivia in the year 2000, Even the Rain explores the lasting effects of Spanish imperialism, still resonating some 500 years later in the continued struggle of indigenous people against oppression and exploration." -- Container. 1 videodisc (103 min.)

MEDIA 10-3934

 

Te doy mis ojos c2006

Icíar Bollain, Santiago García de Leániz, Enrique González Macho, Laia Marull, Luis Tosar, Candela Peńa, Rosa María Sardá, Sergi Calleja, Kiti Manver, New Yorker Video (Firm), New Yorker Films, Alta Producción, and Producciones La Iguana

A terrified Pilar hastily flees from her husband Antonio's rage in the middle of the night with her young son and goes to her sister Ana's house. Soon Antonio is banging on Ana's front door in a fit of rage, screaming for Pilar to return home. With Ana's support, Pilar is determined to save herself from Antonio's rage. Yet the very passionate Antonio is far from a one-dimensional brute, and the bond between Pilar and Antonio is deep. Pilar is persuaded to return to Antonio and they struggle to rebuild their relationship, but there are no simple answers. 1 videodisc (106 min.)

MEDIA 10-1024

 

Todo sobre mi madre 2000

Pedro Almodóvar, Cecilia Roth, Marisa Paredes, Candela Peña, Antonia San Juan, and Penélope Cruz

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. 1 videodisc (102 min.)

MEDIA 10-51

 

Todo sobre mi madre All about my mother c2007

Pedro Almodaovar, Cecilia Roth, Marisa Paredes, Penaelope Cruz, Candela Peana, Antonia San Juan, Rosa Maraia Sardaa, Deseo, S.A, Renn Productions, France 2 cinaema (Firm), Vaia Digital (Firm), Sony Pictures Classics (Firm), and Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (Firm)

Manuela is a devoted single mother who needs to come to grips with the death of her 17-year-old son, Esteban.  She had never told Esteban about his father, but after reading her son's journal she realizes she has to find Esteban's father, and explain what has happened. 1 videodisc (101 min.)

MEDIA 10-1478

 

La vida abismal 2007

Ventura Pons, Aintza Serra, aOscar Jaenada , Jose Sospedra, Antonio Valero, Juli Mira, Pepa Lopez,  Carles Cases, Ferran Torrent, Els Films de la Rambla, S.A , Televisiaon Espaanola, Televisiao de Catalunya, and Filmax (Firm)

In Franco's 1970s Spain, Ferran is a 21 year-old whose life radically changes when a professional poker player named "El Chino" introduces him to the gambling underworld. 1 videodisc (90 min.)

MEDIA 10-1518

 

Volver 2007

Esther Garcaia, Pedro Almodaovar, Penaelope Cruz, Carmen Maura, Lola Dueanas, Blanca Portillo, Yohana Cobo, Chus Lampreave, Antonio de la Torre, Carlos Blanco, Deseo, S.A, Canal+ Espaana (Firm), Spain, Ministerio de Cultura, Televisiaon Espaanola, and Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (Firm)

Raimunda lives in Madrid with her daughter Paula and her drunk husband Paco. Her sister, Sole, is separated and works clandestinely as a hairstylist for women. Years ago, in the sisters birth village, they lost their parents in a fire in La Mancha. Their aunt, Paula, still lives in the village and continues to speak about her sister Irene, mother of the two sisters, as if she were still alive. When the old aunt dies the situation changes and the past returns (volver). 1 videodisc (121 min.)

MEDIA 10-1576

Spain

Alas de mariposa Butterfly wings 1994

Juanma Bajo Ulloa, Eduardo Bajo Ulloa, Silvia Munt, Fernando Valverde, Susana Garcia, and Laura Vaquero

Carmen, hoping for a boy to carry on her husband's name, becomes pregnant but guilt and fear keep her from breaking the news to her shy and sensitive six-year-old daughter. The birth of the new baby however soon triggers a series of nightmarish events. 1 videocassette (105 min.) ;

MEDIA 2-6060

 

Ay, Carmela! 1991

Carlos Saura, José Sanchis Sinisterra, Andrés Vicente Gómez, Rafael Azcona, José Luis Alcaine, Alejandro Masso, Carmen Maura, Andres Pajares, and Gabino Diego

Aragón, Spain, 1938. Carmela and her two companions quit their posts as entertainers for the Republican troops in search for a better fortune. By mistake, they cross over to the Nationalist zone, get arrested and are given the chance to perform for their freedom. 1 videocassette (105 min.)

MEDIA 2-5056

 

Belle toujours 2008

Manuel de Oliveira, Miguel Cadilhe, Michel Piccoli, Bulle Ogier, Ricardo Trepa, Leonor Baldaque, Jaulia Buisel, Films d'ici (Firm),  Filbox Produ?caoes, New Yorker Films, and New Yorker Video (Firm)

Thirty-eight years after their last encounter, Henri thinks he sees Severine. He blackmails her into seeing him by threatening to tell her dark secret, and slowly gets revenge on her. A sequel to the 1967 classic Belle de jour. 1 videodisc (70 min.)

MEDIA. MEDIA 10-1474

 

Bienvenido Mister Marshall c2008, 1953

Luis Garcaia Berlanga, Juan Antonio Bardem, Lolita Sevilla, Manolo Moraan, Josae Isbert, and Luis Emilio Calvo-Sotelo

When they hear that their village has been selected to receive aid under the Marshall Plan, the villagers of Villar del Rio prepare to welcome the delegation of visitors by transforming their village overnight. 1 videodisc (75 min.)

MEDIA 10-1524

 

Blood wedding 1986

Carlos Saura, Emiliano Piedra, Emilio de Diego, Antonio Gades, Cristina Hoyos, Federico García Lorca, and Juan Antonio Jimenez

Flamenco interpretation of the classic drama by Federico Garcia Lorca.  The National Ballet of Spain is first shown arriving at the dance studio, making up and rehearsing, dramatizing the technique by which they transform themselves into a unified dance company.  The story of murderous passion and revenge is told entirely through dance without dialogue.  A young bride runs off from her wedding with a married lover.  Her jilted husband tracks them down and fights a knife duel to the death. 1 videocassette (71 min.)

DANA 409

 

Cabeza de Vaca 1993

Alvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca, Guillermo Sheridan, Rafael Cruz, Juan Diego, Nicolás Echevarria, Daniel Giménez Cacho, and Roberto Sosa

A survivor of a Spanish expedition shipwrecked off the coast of Florida in 1527 roams across the American continent for eight years in search of his Spanish comrades.  He is captured by the Iguase, an ancient Indian tribe, but learns their culture and eventually becomes a healer and leader.  His journey ends when he again encounters the Spanish conquistadores as they pillage and enslave the Indians. 1 videocassette (ca. 108 min.)

DANA 412

 

Carne traemula c2007, 1997

Pedro Almodaovar, Javier Bardem, Francesca Neri, Liberto Rabal, Angela Molina, Josae Sancho, Penaelope Cruz, Ruth Rendell, Deseo, S.A, CIBY 2000 (Firm), France 3 cinaema (Firm), Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Samuel Goldwyn Films (Firm), Sony Pictures Classics (Firm), and Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (Firm)

Madrid, Christmastime 1970: a prostitute gives birth to a son on a city bus in the dead of night.  Victor, a handsome young misfit, is neither evil nor violent, but an inexperienced, hungry young man, and things tend go out of control when he is around.  One such incident involves Elena, a rich girl dabbling in drugs, a terrible fight, one gun, and two police officers--David and Sancho.  Victor, freed from prison, sleeps with the wives of the two officers who put him in jail -- first Sancho's wife Clara, then David's wife Elena, whom he both lusts for and bears a grudge against. 1 videodisc (101 min.)

MEDIA 10-1477

 

Cartas del parque Letters from the park 1991

Gabriel García Márquez, Tomás Gutiérrez Alea, Eliseo Alberto, Santiago Llapur, Victor Laplace, Ivonne Lopez, and Miguel Paneque

Two shy young lovers enlist the help of a poet to write passionate letters to each other. When the poet becomes enamored of the young woman, the three are faced with a perplexing dilemma. 1 videocassette (85 min.)

DANA 636

 

Cuando vuelvas a mi lado By my side again 2003

Elías Querejeta, Manuel Gutiérrez Aragón, Gracia Querejeta, Mercedes Sampietro, Jorge Perugorría, Julieta Serrano, Marta Belaustegui, Adriana Ozores, Rosa Mariscal, Albares Production (Firm), Sogepaq Video (Firm), and Urban Vision Entertainment

Three estranged sisters meet up after the death of their mother to carry out her last wishes. She requested that her ashes be divided and given to three different people, one of which is their father who mysteriously disappeared in the 1960's. 1 videodisc (97 min.)

MEDIA 10-979

 

Don Quixote 198-?

Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra, G. W Pabst, Feodore Chaliapine, Oscar Asche, George Robery, and Donnio

The story of an old Spaniard who transforms himself into a knight-errant and takes up arms in defense of the weak and oppressed. 1 videocassette (73 min.)

DANA 376

 

El Burlador de Sevilla 1988, 1987

Tirso de Molina, Ricardo López Aranda, Alberto Espada, Gustavo Pérez Puig, Javier Escrivá, Pedro Osinaga, and Jaime Blanch

"This is a superb production of Tirso's most famous work, the play that introduced the theme of Don Juan into European literature"--Container. 1 videocassette (120 min.)

DANA 683

 

El Quijote Don Quixote 1993

Manuel Gutiérrez Aragón, Francisco Merino, Manuel Alexandre, Emiliano Piedra, Fernando Rey, Alfredo Landa, and Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra

An old Spaniard becomes so impressed by stories of ancient chivalry that he transforms himself into a mighty knight-errant and takes up arms in defense of the weak and the oppresssed. 5 videocassettes (295 min.)

MEDIA. MEDIA. MEDIA. MEDIA. MEDIA 2-2996 cassette 1 2-2997 cassette 2 2-2998 cassette 3 2-2999 cassette 4 2-3000 cassette 5

 

La flor de mi secreto The flower of my secret c2007, 1995

Pedro Almodaovar, Marisa Paredes, Juan Echanove, Carmen Elaias, Rossy de Palma, Chus Lampreave, Deseo, S.A, CIBY 2000 (Firm), Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment (Firm), Sony Pictures Classics (Firm), and Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (Firm)

Leo writes romance novels - but with a loveless marriage, she finds herself fresh out of inspiration. Her friend Betty suggests she take up journalism. Newspaper editor, Angel, is tough and gruff with an iron will, and a heart of gold. When their paths cross, they discover something unexpected - a real-life love affair! 1 videodisc (105 min.)

MEDIA   MEDIA 10-1480   2-3436

 

Fortunata y Jacinta dos historias de casadas 1987

Angelino Fons, Emiliano Piedra, Alfredo Mañas, Benito Pérez Galdós, Emma Penella, Liana Orfei, Maximo Valverde, and Ricardo López Aranda

The story of two women in 19th century Madrid who love the same man unfailingly: one as his mistress, the other as his wife. 1 videocassette (108 min.)

DANA 393

 

Fuenteovejuna 1993

Juan Guerrero Zamora, Lope de Vega, Luis de Pablo, José Antonio Rojo, Eusebio Poncela, Manuel Dicenta, Miguel Angel, Antonio Puga, and Nuria Torray

A dramatization of Lope Félix de Vega Carpio's play produced for Spanish television about 15th century peasants who rise up against a cruel lord. 2 videocassettes (142 min.)

DANA. DANA 677 cassette 1 677 cassette 2

 

Hable con ella c2003

Javier Cámara, Darío Grandinetti, Leonor Watling, Rosario Flores, Mariola Fuentes, Geraldine Chaplin, Pedro Almodóvar, Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment (Firm), Sony Pictures Classics (Firm), Deseo, S.A, Vía Digital (Firm), and Antena 3 Televisión

In a private clinic Barco and Benigno strike up a friendship while caring for comatose women. 1 videodisc (ca. 114 min.)

MEDIA 10-305

 

Kika 1994

Pedro Almodóvar, Verónica Forqué, Peter Coyote, Victoria Abril, and Alex Casanovas

A dizzy dame hairdresser, Kika, gets involved with a host of unusual characters: a homicidal expatriate Yank writer, Nicholas, and his bewildered stepson, Ramon, an uncommunicative underwear photographer; a vampish, oddball femme TV reporter, Andrea; a lesbian maid, Juana, and her mentally-deficient convicted rapist brother, Pablo, who escaped while on parole from prison to attend a religious festival in his home town.  1 videocassette (109 min.)

MEDIA 2-3601

 

La ley del deseo c2007

Pedro Almodaovar, Eusebio Poncela, Carmen Maura, Antonio Banderas, Deseo, S.A, Lauren Film (Firm), Sony Pictures Classics (Firm), and Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (Firm)

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. 1 videodisc (102 min.)

MEDIA 10-1481

 

La Leyenda del alcalde de Zalamea 1993

Mario Camus, Pedro Calderón de la Barca, Lope de Vega, Francisco Molero, Paco Rabal, Fernando Fernán Gómez, Julio Núñez, and Teresa Rabal

"A major key to understanding Spanish values is understanding the Spanish concepts of honor and loyalty. The story of the alcalde of Zalamea is a traditional exemplification of those concepts, and of the potentially irreconcilable conflict between them"--Container. 2 videocassettes (125 min.)

DANA. DANA 678 cassette 1 678 cassette 2

 

Lovers of the Arctic Circle 2006, 1998

Najwa Nimri, Nancho Novo, Fele Martainez, Julio Medem, Alberto Iglesias, and Sogetel (Firm)

Two lovers are about to embark on an erotic odyssey that will take them to the ends of the earth. A story of love and sexual awakening so powerful it will alter the course of their forever. 1 videodisc (109 min.)

MEDIA 10-1421

 

Lucaia y el sexo Sex and Lucia 2003, c2001

Fernando Bovaira, Enrique Laopez Lavigne, Julio Medem, Paz Vega, Tristaan Ulloa, Najwa Nimri, Daniel Freire, Javier Caamara, Silvia Llanos, Elena Anaya, Kiko de la Rica, Montserrat Sanz, Ivaan Aledo, Alberto Iglesias, Estaibaliz Markiegui, Alfonso Nieto, Sogecine (Firm), Canal+ Espaana (Firm), Televisiaon Espaanola, Studio Canal+, Palm Pictures, and Lions Gate Home Entertainment

After the loss of her long-time boyfriend, Lucaia seeks refuge on a quiet Mediterranean island where she meets a new man and begins to discover the dark secrets of her past relationship. 1 videodisc (128 min.)

MEDIA 10-1422

 

La mala educación Bad education 2005

Pedro Almodóvar, Agustin Almodóvar, Gael García, Fele Martínez, Daniel Giménez Cacho, Lluís Homar, Francisco Boira, Sony Pictures Classics (Firm), Deseo, S.A, ICAA (Firm), Studio Canal+, Televisión Espańola, and Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (Firm)

Filmmaker Enrique gets a visit from an aspiring actor claiming to be his old school friend Igancio, who has written a story about their traumatic childhood spent at Catholic school.  In the story, a drag performer attempts to blackmail a predatory priest by exposing their scandalous past.  When Enrique produces a film based on the story, the villainous priest from their school days arrives to tell his own version of the events. 1 videodisc (105 min.)

MEDIA    MEDIA 10-963          10-1479

 

Marianela 1987

Angelino Fons, José Suárez, Alfredo Mañas, Rocío Dúrcal, Pierre Orcel, and Benito Pérez Galdós

"The story of a disfigured orphan whose only solace is to serve as guide to a young and handsome blind man, Pablo.  When he recovers his eyesight, Marianela's fragile world is shattered."--External container. 1 videocassette (106 min.)

DANA 392

 

Matador c2007, 2005

Pedro Almodaovar, Jesaus Ferrero, Andraes Vicente Gaomez, Assumpta Serna, Antonio Banderas, Nacho Martainez, Eva Cobo , Julieta Serrano,  Chus Lampreave, Bibi Andersen, Spain, Ministerio de Cultura, Televisiaon Espaanola, Sony Pictures Classics (Firm), and Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (Firm)

The story of a retired torero and a beautiful lawyer who both need death as an aphrodesiac. The lovers are brought together when a young bullfighting student confesses to a string of murders. 1 videodisc (106 min.)

MEDIA 10-1483

 

Milagro en Rome Miracle in Rome 1991

Gabriel García Márquez, Lisandro Duque Naranjo, Santiago Llupar, Frank Ramírez, Gerardo Arellano, Amalia Duque García, Lisandro Duque, and Daniel Priolette

Margarito Duarte, a man whose seven year old daughter died suddenly twelve years before, finds her body just as he had left it. His fellow townspeople call the event a miracle, but the town bishop wants the girl reburied. Margarito must fight his way through red tape to have his daughter declared a saint and, in the end, it will take a miracle of a different order for Margarito to get his wish. 1 videocassette (76 min.)

DANA 632

 

Muerte de un ciclista Death of a cyclist c2008, 1955

Cesaareo Gonzaalez Rodraiguez, Juan Antonio Bardem, Manuel J Goyanes, Lucia Bosae, Alberto Closas, Bruna Corra, Carlos Casaravilla, Otello Toso, Julia Delgado Caro, Luis Fernando de Igoa, Janus Films, Suevia Films, Guiaon Producciones Cinematograaficas, Trionfalcine (Firm), and Criterion Collection (Firm)

Upper-class geometry professor Juan and his wealthy, married mistress Maraia Josae, driving back from a late-night rendezvous, accidentally hit a cyclist and run. The resulting tale of guilt, infidelity, and blackmail reveals the wide gap between the rich and the poor in Spain and surveys the corrept ethics of a society seduced by decadence. 1 videodisc (88 min.)

MEDIA 10-1415

 

Mujeres al borde de un ataque de "nervios" Women on the verge of a nervous breakdown c2007, 1988

Pedro Almodaovar, Carmen Maura, Antonio Banderas, Julieta Serrano, Maraia Barranco, Fernando Guillaen, Deseo, S.A, Lauren Film (Firm), Sony Pictures Classics (Firm), and  Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (Firm)

Comedy film about a woman who has been jilted by the love of her life, her friend who discovers her lover is a Shiite terrorist, and her ex-lover's crazed wife. 1 videodisc (89 min.)

MEDIA 10-1482

 

O princípio da incerteza The uncertainty principle c2002

Manuel de Oliveira, Paulo Branco, Jacques Parsi, Júlia Buisel, Antonio Costa, Leonor Baldaque, Leonor Silveira, Isabel Ruth, Ricardo Trepa, Ivo Canelas, Agustina Bessa Luís, Gemini Films, and Madragoa Filmes (Firm)

Jose, who has been in love with Camila since childhood, is engaged in some kind of shady business practice with Vanessa who runs a brothel and a dance club. Antonio, his friend from a wealthy family, proposes to Camila, whose famiy has fallen on hard times. The calculating Camila marries Antonio, who makes little effort to hide his affair with Vanessa. 1 videodisc (132 min.)

MEDIA 10-1556

 

Quae he hecho yo para merecer esto!! What have I done to deserve this? c2006

Pedro Almodaovar, Carmen Maura, Luis Hostalot, Gonzalo Suaarez, Angel de Andraes Laopez, Veraonica Forquae, Kaktus S.A, Tesauro S.A, Wellspring Media, and Genius Entertainment

An absurd black comedy that centers on Gloria, a very resourceful working class housewife and cleaning woman, who is hooked on amphetamines and must contend with her crazy family. 1 videodisc (97 min.)

MEDIA 10-1475

 

Seńora de Nadia Nobody's wife c2003

Lita Stantic, Maria Luisa Bemberg, Luisina Brando, Rodolfo Ranni, Julio Chávez, Gabriela Acher, Susú Pecoraro, China Zorrilla, GEA Cinematografica S.A, Cinemateca (Firm), Condor Media (Firm), and Facets Video (Firm)

Leonor is living the good life: a husband, two kids, a comfortable home. But when she discovers her husband is cheating on her, that life collapses. Leonor flees the world she knows, finds a new job and begins to meet new men. From a distance, she cautiously observes her children. 1 videodisc (98 min.)

MEDIA 10-937

 

The Spirit of the beehive El espíritu de la colmena 1988

Víctor Erice, Elías Querejeta, Fernando Fernán Gómez, Ana Torrent, Teresa Gimpera, and Isabel Telleria

After the Civil War, a Spanish family lives in retreat in the countryside. When a traveling cinema truck comes to their village, two little sisters are profoundly affected by viewing the old film, Frankenstein. The younger girl becomes so obsessed with its images and story that she tries to recreate it in reality. The hypnotic mood of the driven child permeates the film itself, building a sense of dread not unlike that of a horror film, but based on the poetry of a child's imagination. 1 videocassette (95 min.)

MEDIA      DANA 2-1189         542

 

The Summer of Miss Forbes El verano de la Senora Forbes 1991

Jaime Humberto Hermosillo, Hanna Schygulla, Alexis Castańares, Gabriel García Márquez, Víctor Cesar Villalobos, and Evelio Delgado

Explores the excitement of repressed desire. Miss Forbes is a governess hired to look after two boys whose parents have taken a six-week vacation. By day, she runs the household with oppressive discipline, prompting the boys to fantasize about her brutal murder. By night, she parades around the house naked, drunk on tequila. The boys spy on her nighttime binges and her attempted seduction of their scuba teacher. But ever their plans for her death are not as grim as her ultimate fate. 1 videocassette (87 min.)

DANA 634

 

Susana 1987?, 1951

Luis Buńuel, Oscar Dancigers, Manuel Reachi, Jaime Salvador, Rosita Quintana, Fernando Soler, Victor Manuel Mendoza, and Matilde Palou

An incorregibly delinquent girl escapes from prison and hides out on a plantation, where she becomes a steamy, scheming temptress, running wild with her sexual favors and turning its orderly domestic life into frenzied chaos. 1 videocassette (87 min.)

MEDIA 2-3640

Spain Cont'd

Te doy mis ojos c2006

Icíar Bollain, Santiago García de Leániz, Enrique González Macho, Laia Marull, Luis Tosar, Candela Peńa, Rosa María Sardá, Sergi Calleja, Kiti Manver, New Yorker Video (Firm), New Yorker Films, Alta Producción, and Producciones La Iguana

A terrified Pilar hastily flees from her husband Antonio's rage in the middle of the night with her young son and goes to her sister Ana's house. Soon Antonio is banging on Ana's front door in a fit of rage, screaming for Pilar to return home. With Ana's support, Pilar is determined to save herself from Antonio's rage. Yet the very passionate Antonio is far from a one-dimensional brute, and the bond between Pilar and Antonio is deep. Pilar is persuaded to return to Antonio and they struggle to rebuild their relationship, but there are no simple answers. 1 videodisc (106 min.)

MEDIA 10-1024

 

Todo sobre mi madre 2000

Pedro Almodóvar, Cecilia Roth, Marisa Paredes, Candela Peña, Antonia San Juan, and Penélope Cruz

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. 1 videodisc (102 min.)

MEDIA 10-51

 

Todo sobre mi madre All about my mother c2007

Pedro Almodaovar, Cecilia Roth, Marisa Paredes, Penaelope Cruz, Candela Peana, Antonia San Juan, Rosa Maraia Sardaa, Deseo, S.A, Renn Productions, France 2 cinaema (Firm), Vaia Digital (Firm), Sony Pictures Classics (Firm), and Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (Firm)

Manuela is a devoted single mother who needs to come to grips with the death of her 17-year-old son, Esteban.  She had never told Esteban about his father, but after reading her son's journal she realizes she has to find Esteban's father, and explain what has happened. 1 videodisc (101 min.)

MEDIA 10-1478

 

Tristana 1992

Luis Buñuel, Julio Alejandro, Catherine Deneuve, Fernando Rey, Franco Nero, and Benito Pérez Galdós

Set in 1920's Spain, this film is a scathing examination of moral decay.  Tristana, a victim of her own captivating beauty, is desired by two men.  One is her lecherous guardian whose physical advances repulse her and cause her to have nightmares of his own death by decapitation, and the other is a young artist who wants to marry her, but lacks the courage. 1 videocassette (98 min.)

DANA 384

 

La vida abismal 2007

Ventura Pons, Aintza Serra, aOscar Jaenada , Jose Sospedra, Antonio Valero, Juli Mira, Pepa Lopez,  Carles Cases, Ferran Torrent, Els Films de la Rambla, S.A , Televisiaon Espaanola, Televisiao de Catalunya, and Filmax (Firm)

In Franco's 1970s Spain, Ferran is a 21 year-old whose life radically changes when a professional poker player named "El Chino" introduces him to the gambling underworld. 1 videodisc (90 min.)

MEDIA 10-1518

 

La Vida es sueńo Auto sacramental  1994

Pedro Calderón de la Barca, Pedro Amalio López, Julio Núńez, Fiorella Faltoyano, Jose Maria Caffarel, Víctor Fuentes, Julio Gorostegui, Victor Valverde, Julio Muanoz, Paco Sanz, Mercedes Barranco, and Juan Lizarraga

King Basilio has imprisoned his son, Segismundo, because the child was born under an inauspicious horoscope, and the king wants to spare his country the rule of a tyrant. When the question of succession is raised, the king confesses his doubts about the prophecy, and decides to put the prince to the test. 1 videocassette (74 min.)

DANA 682

 

Volver 2007

Esther Garcaia, Pedro Almodaovar, Penaelope Cruz, Carmen Maura, Lola Dueanas, Blanca Portillo, Yohana Cobo, Chus Lampreave, Antonio de la Torre, Carlos Blanco, Deseo, S.A, Canal+ Espaana (Firm), Spain, Ministerio de Cultura, Televisiaon Espaanola, and Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (Firm)

Raimunda lives in Madrid with her daughter Paula and her drunk husband Paco. Her sister, Sole, is separated and works clandestinely as a hairstylist for women. Years ago, in the sisters birth village, they lost their parents in a fire in La Mancha. Their aunt, Paula, still lives in the village and continues to speak about her sister Irene, mother of the two sisters, as if she were still alive. When the old aunt dies the situation changes and the past returns (volver). 1 videodisc (121 min.)

MEDIA 10-1576

 

Yo soy el que tu buscas I'm the one you're looking for 1991

Gabriel García Márquez, Juan Tébar, Jaime Chávarri, Pastora Díaz, Patricia Adriani, Chus Lampreave, and Richard Borras

Through the exotic streets of Barcelona's underworld, the darker side of love and sexuality comes to life in this psychological thriller about a beautiful celebrity model seeking revenge from her rapist. Vengeful desire becomes an uncontrollable obsession when she teams up with a short-tempered taxi driver and a hot-blooded erotic dancer in her frantic search. 1 videocassette (85 min.)

DANA 633

 

Spain - New This Year

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