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José Luis Cuerda

José Luis Cuerda


Birthdate: February 18, 1947

He became radio and television technician after abandoning his law studies. In 1969 he joined Spanish Television, doing reports and documentaries for information services (for five years conducted more than 500 features and documentaries). Between 1985 and 1987 he taught at the Faculty of Fine Arts from the University of Salamanca. After several short films in 1982 directed his first feature 'Pares y Nones', which... ...detailed bio

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Todo es silencio (2012)

In Brétema, on the Atlantic coast, there was a time when networks of smuggling, drug trafficking converted, achieved so much influence that they were close to control everything: social power, institutions, the lives of its people. Fins, Leda and Frink explore the coast in search of what the sea ...
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The Blind Sunflowers (2009)

The Blind Sunflowers (Spanish: Los girasoles ciegos) is a 2008 Spanish film directed by José Luis Cuerda and written by Rafael Azcona and Cuerda, based on the novel The Blind Sunflowers by Alberto Méndez. The film stars Maribel Verdú, Javier Cámara and Raúl Arévalo. The plot follows the life of a...
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The Education of Fairies (2006)

A man's life is turned upside down after he is abandoned by the woman he loves.
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The Others (2001)

Grace Stewart (Nicole Kidman) is a Catholic mother who lives with her two small children in a remote country house in the British Crown Dependency of Jersey, in the immediate aftermath of World War II. The children, Anne (Alakina Mann) and Nicholas (James Bentley), have an uncommon disease, xerod...
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Butterfly's Tongue (1999)

In a Galician town, a young boy, Moncho, goes to school for the first time and is taught by Don Gregorio about life and literature. At first, Moncho is very scared that the teachers will hit him, as that was the standard procedure back then, but he is relieved to discover that don Gregorio doesn'...
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Abre los Ojos (1997)

From a prison cell in Madrid, César (Eduardo Noriega), a 25-year-old in a prosthetic mask, tells his story to psychiatrist Antonio (Chete Lera). Flashbacks reveal the following events: good-looking César is attractive to women. At his birthday party, he flirts with Sofía (Penélope Cruz), the girl...
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Thesis (1996)

Ángela (Torrent) is a film student at the Madrid's University Complutense. Searching for research material for her thesis (hence the film's title) on audio-visual violence, she attains the friendship of Chema (Martínez), a fellow student and introvert with an encyclopedic collection of violent an...
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On Earth as It Is in Heaven (1995)

Matacanes dies and goes to heaven just to discover that it was not as he expected, and everyone there is revolutionized lately. Peter explains that God was concerned about the progress of the world, and decided to send a second son to Earth. However, Jesus hears and does not agree, as they would ...
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Tocando fondo (1993)

Andres de Granada, a forty-benefit trade more clear, believed that the first months of 1993 are the best time to do business. It also has the help of his nephew Fulgencio, who has arrived in Madrid with the idea of learning the trade.
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La Marrana (1992)

After spending three years in captivity in Tunis, Bartolomé returns home Extremadura with the only hope to eat his favorite dish: the pork. Along the way he meets a deserter who is traveling with a sow.
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La viuda del capitán Estrada (1991)

After the Second World War, the United Nations has declared the blockade of Franco's Spain. In this historical context, for a time little known, lies the story of the widow of a Spanish army captain.
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Amanece, que no es poco (1989)

Theodore, a young Spanish engineer who works as a professor at the University of Oklahoma, returned to Spain to enjoy a sabbatical year. Upon arrival, he discovers that his father killed his mother and, to compensate for the loss, he bought a motorcycle with sidecar to travel together. Father and...
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The Enchanted Forest (1987)

El bosque animado (English: The enchanted forest) is a 1987 Spanish film directed by José Luis Cuerda, based on the eponymous novel written by Wenceslao Fernández Flórez, with a script by Rafael Azcona. The film has a large ensambled cast headed by Alfredo Landa. It was a critical success winning...
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Pares y nones (1983)

Comedy on the effects of affect and impersonal relationships in unmarried couples, couples who cease to be, they should be and never should have been. All focused on ten main characters in that age does not always accompanied by the corresponding maturity.