Álex de la Iglesia
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A documentary following film fans working to restore the set of the climatic graveyard scene from the iconic spaghetti western The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966).
Seven friends gather for dinner and decide to play a game in which all incoming messages and calls will be on display for the entire group, leading to a series of revelations that gradually unravels their 'normal' lives. (imdb)
A group of strangers are trapped inside a bar. (imdb)
During the never-ending TV taping for a New Year's Eve program, peoples personal lives clash and eventually explode out into the open. (imdb)
Lionel Messi from early life to international stardom. (imdb)
A collaborative work between nine directors from different countries and belief systems, and based on a concept by Guillermo Arriega, Words with Gods is a contemplative film about faith and its lack thereof. From atheism to Hinduism, from Islam to Buddhism, each director tells a story based on the belief system of their native culture. Yılmaz Erdoğan once again gets the chance to work with Bahman Ghobadi in this film which brings together one of the most exciting list of directors among short (film.iksv.org)
After robbing a pawn shop in the middle of Madrid, recently divorced José flees the city with his partner and his young son. Their escape leads them to the town of Zugarramurdi, where the witches from the famous 17th Century Basque trials are awaiting them to use them for a ritual to exterminate patriarchal society.
A biting satire about the machinations of today's sensation-hungry media. (berlinale.de)
In the last years of Franco's dictatorship, two clowns (Carlos Areces and Antonio de la Torre) fight for the love of an attractive trapecist (Carolina Bang).
At Oxford University, a professor and a grad student work together to try and stop a potential series of murders seemingly linked by mathematical symbols. (imdb)
Plutón BRB Nero (2008) - TV Series
Álex de la Iglesia sci-fi sit-com series. Year 2530, the president of the United States of the Whole World McKulay Kulkin III sends a Spanish spaceship, Plutón BRB Nero, to travel the deep space trying to find a planet that can support life to send the growing population of Earth, so full of buildings nothing more can be constructed, along with the rise of the sea level that has already flooded London, New York and Torremolinos.
A couple with a recently born child arrive at their new home. It is a wonderful old house that has been completely renovated and the ideal place to start life as a family. The couple go to bed after a tiring day. Before going to bed, the couple go and check the child monitor that has been installed in the baby's bedroom. It is the very latest model. Not only does it allow you to listen in while the baby is sleeping, it lets you watch the baby as well... (imdb)
Rafael is the best salesman in the biggest department store of Madrid. He is a fascinating man; all his colleagues fell in love for him. He tries to live high-standard life. He is definitively ambitious and aspires to be the new head of sales at his floor. But he has to beat Don Antonio the best salesman in the man wearing sector. Competition gets harder and harder, till Rafael kills Don Antonio! Lourdes, the ugliest woman in the store, unexpectedly helps Rafael to hide the corpse, but her help isn't for free. Rafael soon will start considering a new crime. A new perfect crime. (imdb)
This hyper-stylized tribute to spaghetti westerns finds a young boy searching for his father after his curiosity is sparked after thumbing through old photographs. (TLA Releasing)
Julia finds 300 million pesetas hidden in a dead man's house while selling an apartment. She's a 40-ish real estate agent (played by Carmen Maura) now forced to face the wrath of a very peculiar community (of neighbors), headed by an unscrupulous administrator. Black humour gives way to suspense, closely folowed by horror that doesn't take long in coming to a head in undisguised pandemonium. (imdb)
Nino and Bruno are two comedians who reach the heights of success with their duo act, turning them into huge TV celebrities. However, the hate between them grows as fast, and as much, as their fame. (imdb)
Rough girl Perdita and her demonic lover Romeo Dolorosa need humans to sacrifice following Romeo's religion before he can go on a mission ordered by mob boss Santos. They kidnap teen sweethearts Duane and Estelle and travel with them to Las-Vegas. (imdb)
A basque priest finds by means of a cabalistic study of the bible that the anti-christ is going to be born on Christmas day in Madrid. Helped by a heavy-metal fan and by the showman of a TV esoteric program, he will try to invoke the devil to find out the place of birth and kill the baby. (imdb)
In a future world ruled by good-looking people, a terrorist group of mutants leaded by Ramon Yarritu kidnap the daughter of Orujo, a rich businessman, to claim for the rights of the ugly people. Escaping from the police in their spaceship, Ramon try to kill his gang in order to get all the ransom. The trip ends abruptly when they crash in Axturiax, the planet of the crazy miners where no woman lives. (imdb)
Mirindas asesinas (1991) - Short Film
A man comes into a bar in which there's only one other customer and asks the bartender to serve him a Mirinda (a Spanish orange drink). But then he refuses to pay for it, saying that the bartender had never warned him that he would have to. (imdb)