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José Luis Cuerda is a Actor, Director, Scriptwriter and Producer Espagnol born on 18 february 1947 at Albacete (Espagne)

José Luis Cuerda

José Luis Cuerda
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Birth name José Luis Cuerda
Nationality Espagne
Birth 18 february 1947 at Albacete (Espagne)
Death 4 february 2020 (at 72 years)

José Luis Cuerda (18 February 1947 Albacete, Castile-La Mancha) is a Spanish film director, screenwriter and producer.

He has produced three films of Alejandro Amenábar (Tesis, Abre los ojos & The Others).

Biography

José Luis Cuerda est né en 1947. Il voulut d'abord être prêtre, y renonça et fit des études de droit avant de se faire embaucher comme technicien en 1969 à la télévision espagnole. Durant les années 1970, il travaille essentiellement pour la télévision, réalisant une multitude de documentaires, écrivant de nombreux scénarios.

En 1982, il réalise son premier long-métrage pour le cinéma Pares y nones. Les films El bosque animado (La forêt animée en français) en 1987 qui remporte cinq Goya, et Amanece, que no es poco (L'aube, c'est pas trop tôt) en 1989 consacrent le talent et l'humour de José Luis Cuerda. Ces films sont alors servis par de grands acteur tels Fernando Rey ou Alfredo Landa. Amanece, que no es poco devient avec le temps un film-culte.

La viuda del capitan estrada (La veuve du capitaine Estrada) en 1991 marque un tournant dans sa carrière. Il commence en effet a développer des sujets plus profonds, à dimension historique et sociale. À l'instar de la société espagnole en butte avec son passé, José Luis Cuerda se penche inévitablement sur la Guerre civile espagnole et réalise en 1999 La Lengua de las mariposas (La langue des papillons), une adaptation du livre de Manuel Rivas Que me quieres amor.

Cuerda connaît aussi de très beaux succès en tant que producteur. Il découvre et aide notamment un jeune talent en la personne d'Alejandro Amenabar. Ce dernier réalise son premier coup d'éclat à 23 ans avec Tesis en 1996. Viendront ensuite Abre los ojos (Ouvre les yeux) en 1997 et The Other (Les Autres) en 2001.

En 2008, José Luis Cuerda puise à nouveau son inspiration dans un livre à succès Los girasoles ciegos d'Alberto Méndez. Le livre a de nouveau pour thème la guerre d'Espagne.

Best films

The Others (2001)
(Producer)

Usually with

Source : Wikidata

Filmography of José Luis Cuerda (8 films)

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Actor

Thesis
Thesis (1996)
, 2h5
Directed by Alejandro Amenábar
Origin Espagne
Genres Thriller, Horror
Themes Films about films, Medical-themed films, Psychologie, Snuff films in fiction, Films about television, Films about psychiatry
Actors Fele Martínez, Eduardo Noriega, Ana Torrent, Xabier Elorriaga, Miguel Picazo, José Luis Cuerda
Roles Professor 1
Rating74% 3.73.73.73.73.7
The film starts as Angela sits on a subway. The train halts and passengers are told to evacuate, as a man has just stepped in front of the tracks and died. While being led out of the station, Angela begins to move towards the tracks to see the man's remains. She is warded away at the last instant. Angela is a university student in Madrid, writing a thesis on audiovisual violence in the family. At a thesis meeting, she asks her thesis director, Figueroa, to help her find the most violent videos in the school's library. After class, Angela seeks out the help of a fellow student, Chema, who is known for his collection of violent and pornographic videos. As Angela begins to watch violent films with Chema, Professor Figueroa finds a tape in a hidden hallway of the school's audiovisual archives. The next day, Angela finds Figueroa dead of apparent heart failure in the university's viewing room, a video tape in the player. Angela takes the tape and leaves for class. She later learns that Figueroa died of an asthma attack, and that a younger professor, Castro, will now be directing her thesis project. Angela goes to Chema's house to watch the stolen film, and Chema realizes that this is a snuff film, or a film of someone actually being murdered. As they watch the women being tortured, killed and disemboweled, Chema realizes that the women in the film was named Vanessa, a girl who attended their university and went missing two years ago. Chema and Angela are also able to determine which kind of camera the killer used, and XT 500, based on the quality of its digital zoom, and that the film was shot in someone's garage.
The Dumbfounded King, 1h46
Directed by Imanol Uribe
Origin Espagne
Genres Comedy, Historical
Actors Gabino Diego, María Barranco, Laura del Sol, Joaquim de Almeida, Javier Gurruchaga, Fernando Fernán Gómez
Roles Dominico
Rating65% 3.2865853.2865853.2865853.2865853.286585
Story set in 17th century Spanish court, where King Philip IV (Gabino Diego), on a getaway with Count of Peña Andrada, is stunned to see the naked body of Marfisa, a prostitute of the town (in a pose reminiscent of Rokeby Venus). After this discovery, the king decides to see the naked body of his wife, Queen Elisabeth of France (Anne Roussel)

Director

Butterfly
Butterfly (1999)
, 1h36
Directed by José Luis Cuerda
Genres Drama, Documentary
Themes Films about anarchism, Political films
Actors Fernando Fernán Gómez, Elena Fernández, Manuel Lozano, Guillermo Toledo, Roberto Vidal Bolaño
Rating75% 3.7963053.7963053.7963053.7963053.796305
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 since that was the standard procedure back then, but he is relieved to discover that Don Gregorio doesn't hit his pupils. Don Gregorio is unlike any other teacher; he builds a special relationship with Moncho, teaching him to love learning. Don Gregorio also builds a special relationship with Moncho's father, who is a Republican like him. Moncho's mother is luke-warm towards the Republic, her main concern being belief in God, and at the end of the film she sides with the Nationalist rebels.
Dawn Breaks, Which Is No Small Thing, 1h50
Directed by José Luis Cuerda
Origin Espagne
Genres Comedy
Actors Antonio Resines, José Sazatornil, Manuel Alexandre, Luis Ciges, Aurora Bautista, Gabino Diego
Rating73% 3.691953.691953.691953.691953.69195
Il s'agit d'un film choral à l'humour absurde dont le scénario est teinté de surréalisme. Les situations alternent entre le naïf et le grotesque. L'action se situe dans un village près d'Albacete.

Scriptwriter

Butterfly
Butterfly (1999)
, 1h36
Directed by José Luis Cuerda
Genres Drama, Documentary
Themes Films about anarchism, Political films
Actors Fernando Fernán Gómez, Elena Fernández, Manuel Lozano, Guillermo Toledo, Roberto Vidal Bolaño
Rating75% 3.7963053.7963053.7963053.7963053.796305
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 since that was the standard procedure back then, but he is relieved to discover that Don Gregorio doesn't hit his pupils. Don Gregorio is unlike any other teacher; he builds a special relationship with Moncho, teaching him to love learning. Don Gregorio also builds a special relationship with Moncho's father, who is a Republican like him. Moncho's mother is luke-warm towards the Republic, her main concern being belief in God, and at the end of the film she sides with the Nationalist rebels.
Dawn Breaks, Which Is No Small Thing, 1h50
Directed by José Luis Cuerda
Origin Espagne
Genres Comedy
Actors Antonio Resines, José Sazatornil, Manuel Alexandre, Luis Ciges, Aurora Bautista, Gabino Diego
Roles Ecrivain
Rating73% 3.691953.691953.691953.691953.69195
Il s'agit d'un film choral à l'humour absurde dont le scénario est teinté de surréalisme. Les situations alternent entre le naïf et le grotesque. L'action se situe dans un village près d'Albacete.

Producer

The Others
The Others (2001)
, 1h44
Directed by Alejandro Amenábar
Origin Espagne
Genres Drama, Thriller, Fantastic, Horror
Themes Films about children, Ghost films
Actors Nicole Kidman, Fionnula Flanagan, Christopher Eccleston, Elaine Cassidy, Eric Sykes, Alakina Mann
Roles Producer
Rating75% 3.799963.799963.799963.799963.79996
Grace Stewart (Nicole Kidman) is a devout Roman 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, characterized by photosensitivity, so their lives are structured around a series of complex rules to protect them from inadvertent exposure to sunlight. The arrival of three servants at the house — aging Mrs. Bertha Mills (Fionnula Flanagan), elderly gardener Edmund Tuttle (Eric Sykes), and a mute girl named Lydia (Elaine Cassidy) — coincides with a number of odd events, and Grace begins to fear they are not alone.
Butterfly
Butterfly (1999)
, 1h36
Directed by José Luis Cuerda
Genres Drama, Documentary
Themes Films about anarchism, Political films
Actors Fernando Fernán Gómez, Elena Fernández, Manuel Lozano, Guillermo Toledo, Roberto Vidal Bolaño
Roles Executive Producer
Rating75% 3.7963053.7963053.7963053.7963053.796305
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 since that was the standard procedure back then, but he is relieved to discover that Don Gregorio doesn't hit his pupils. Don Gregorio is unlike any other teacher; he builds a special relationship with Moncho, teaching him to love learning. Don Gregorio also builds a special relationship with Moncho's father, who is a Republican like him. Moncho's mother is luke-warm towards the Republic, her main concern being belief in God, and at the end of the film she sides with the Nationalist rebels.
Open Your Eyes, 1h57
Directed by Alejandro Amenábar
Origin Espagne
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Thriller, Romance
Themes Films about suicide, Films set in the future
Actors Eduardo Noriega, Penélope Cruz, Fele Martínez, Najwa Nimri, Gérard Barray, Fanny Gautier
Roles Producer
Rating76% 3.8477853.8477853.8477853.8477853.847785
A young, handsome man wakes up to a female voice telling him to open his eyes. He drives to an empty city. He wakes up again, this time to a woman in his bed. He tells her not to leave messages on his alarm.
Thesis
Thesis (1996)
, 2h5
Directed by Alejandro Amenábar
Origin Espagne
Genres Thriller, Horror
Themes Films about films, Medical-themed films, Psychologie, Snuff films in fiction, Films about television, Films about psychiatry
Actors Fele Martínez, Eduardo Noriega, Ana Torrent, Xabier Elorriaga, Miguel Picazo, José Luis Cuerda
Roles Executive Producer
Rating74% 3.73.73.73.73.7
The film starts as Angela sits on a subway. The train halts and passengers are told to evacuate, as a man has just stepped in front of the tracks and died. While being led out of the station, Angela begins to move towards the tracks to see the man's remains. She is warded away at the last instant. Angela is a university student in Madrid, writing a thesis on audiovisual violence in the family. At a thesis meeting, she asks her thesis director, Figueroa, to help her find the most violent videos in the school's library. After class, Angela seeks out the help of a fellow student, Chema, who is known for his collection of violent and pornographic videos. As Angela begins to watch violent films with Chema, Professor Figueroa finds a tape in a hidden hallway of the school's audiovisual archives. The next day, Angela finds Figueroa dead of apparent heart failure in the university's viewing room, a video tape in the player. Angela takes the tape and leaves for class. She later learns that Figueroa died of an asthma attack, and that a younger professor, Castro, will now be directing her thesis project. Angela goes to Chema's house to watch the stolen film, and Chema realizes that this is a snuff film, or a film of someone actually being murdered. As they watch the women being tortured, killed and disemboweled, Chema realizes that the women in the film was named Vanessa, a girl who attended their university and went missing two years ago. Chema and Angela are also able to determine which kind of camera the killer used, and XT 500, based on the quality of its digital zoom, and that the film was shot in someone's garage.