Julián Villagrán is a Spanish actor. He appeared in more than sixty films and television programs since 1997. Julián Villagrán on IMDb
The Last Circus
The Last Circus is a 2010 Spanish dark comedy drama film written and directed by Álex de la Iglesia. It premiered at the 2010 Venice Film Festival. In 1937, Republican Militia force a circus troupe to fight on their side in the Spanish Civil War; the Funny Clown slaughters dozens of Nationalist troops, armed only with a machete, before being shot and disarmed. While his fellow troupe members are executed, the Funny Clown is sentenced to work as a slave laborer, at the monument of the Valle de los Caídos, his son, Javier tries to free him by setting off dynamite. But Colonel Salcedo tramples the Funny Clown to death with his horse. Javier knocks gouging out his eye in the process. Salcedo vows to remember Javier for this insult. In 1973, Javier joins a circus following his father's wishes, his counterpart as funny clown is Sergio, an arrogant, violent man who admits that were he not a clown, he would be a murderer. Javier begins to fall in love with the trapeze artist Natalia. After Sergio becomes drunk and enraged at dinner one night, Sergio beats Natalia unconscious storms out.
Javier encourages Natalia to leave Sergio, but when Sergio returns she engages in rough sex against a window while Javier cowers below. She tells Javier that she is sexually and attracted to Sergio's violent nature. Sergio admits that Javier is an excellent sad clown but grows suspicious about his attention to Natalia. Natalia encourages Javier to develop feelings for her, as she was impressed by his refusal to laugh at an offensive joke told by Sergio at dinner previously, they begin to see one another behind Sergio's back. One night, at an amusement park, Natalia admits she has begun to love Javier as well and kisses him tenderly. Sergio appears and beats them both savagely. Natalia tells Javier. After having a dream in which Sergio foils his repeated attempts to rescue Natalia from various situations, Javier escapes from the hospital and returns to the circus. Despite the efforts of the other troupe members to stop him, Javier finds Sergio and Natalia having sex. Now insane, Javier beats Sergio mercilessly in the face with a trumpet, leaving him mauled and near death.
As Javier escapes through the sewers, the circus troupe takes Sergio to the closest doctor – a veterinarian – for medical care. The doctor is able to save Sergio; the circus is forced to close down. Natalia and several of the other troupe members become performers in a nightclub. Javier lives in the forest and covered in filth, he survives on wild animals. One day he is captured by hunters -- including Salcedo. Salcedo forces him to behave as a hunting dog but intends to kill him. At one point Javier viciously bites Generalísimo Francisco Franco, one of Salcedo's guests; as a consequence he is locked in a room while Salcedo plans how to kill him. Javier has a vision of Natalia, as the Virgin Mary, ordering him to become her Angel of Death, he scars his face with sodium hydroxide and a clothes iron to make it look permanently like that of a clown dons a clown's costume patterned after a bishop's vestments. He kills Salcedo and escapes into the city. Afraid that Sergio intends to harm her, Natalia prepares to leave the nightclub.
Sergio and Javier both arrive at Javier armed with machine guns. Forced to choose between them, Natalia chooses Sergio, they drive away together. Police try to arrest Javier. Repulsed by Sergio's mauled face and crude ways, Natalia leaves him again. Javier stalks her through the city, he uses the occasion of ETA's successful attempt on Admiral Carrero Blanco to kidnap Natalia. He takes her to the Valle de los Caídos, hewn from rock, where the circus has kept its animals since going out of business. There he pleads with her to love him for his body as much as she loved Sergio for his. At first she admits she no longer loves Sergio. Sergio, has learned of Javier's hideout, he informs the military police, looking for Javier in connection with the terrorist bombing, accompanies them on their attempt to arrest him. Sergio puts on his clown make up and chases Javier and Natalia through the Monumental Cross at the Valle de los Caídos where they climb to its highest point, several hundred feet off the ground.
Natalia admits her love for Javier and they attempt to escape by wrapping lengths of drapery around their waists and lowering themselves to the ground. Before this can be accomplished, Sergio fights with Javier. Seeing an opportunity to save Javier, by ensnaring Sergio's leg in drapery, Natalia leaps from the ledge, dragging Sergio with her. Natalia is killed when the drapery snaps her spine; the military police place Javier in custody. As they sit opposite one another, the Funny Clown and the Sad Clown begin crying so hard, it appears they are laughing. Carlos Areces as Javier Carolina Bang as Natalia Antonio de la Torre as Sergio Manuel Tallafé as Ramiro Alejandro Tejería as Ghost Rider Manuel Tejada as Ringmaster Paco Sagarzazu as Anselmo Santiago Segura as Clown Fernando Guillén Cuervo as Military captain Sancho Gracia as Coronel Salcedo Enrique Villén as Andrés Gracia Olayo as Sonsoles Raúl Arévalo as Carlos Joxean Bengoetxea as Millionaire Terele Pávez as Dolores Juana Cordero as Mum
Family United is a 2013 Spanish comedy film directed by Daniel Sánchez Arévalo. Antonio de la Torre - Adán Roberto Álamo - Benjamín Quim Gutiérrez - Caleb Miquel Fernández - Daniel Patrick Criado - Efraín Héctor Colomé - Padre Verónica Echegui - Cris Arancha Martí - Carla Sandra Martín - Mónica Family United on IMDb Family United at Rotten Tomatoes
The Fury of a Patient Man
The Fury of a Patient Man is a 2016 Spanish thriller film directed by Raúl Arévalo. The film made its debut in the Horizons section at the 73rd Venice International Film Festival, it was screened in the Discovery section at the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival. The film won four Goya Awards, including Best Film, Best New Director, Best Supporting Actor – Manolo Solo –, Best Original Screenplay; the title of the film comes from Achitophel. Madrid, August 2007. Curro is imprisoned after taking part in the robbery of a jewelry store. Eight years he leaves prison with the intention of beginning a new life, together with his girlfriend Ana and his son, but he encounters an unexpected situation and a stranger, José, who will take him to an unknown course, close to vengeance. Antonio de la Torre as José Luis Callejo as Curro Alicia Rubio as Carmen Ruth Díaz as Ana Font García Raúl Jiménez as Juanjo Chani Martín Manolo Solo as Triana In July 2017, Studio 8 acquired the rights to remake the movie with Albert Hughes set to direct.
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Dark Blue Almost Black
Azuloscurocasinegro is a 2006 Spanish drama film written and directed by Daniel Sánchez Arévalo. It was Arévalo's first film, he developed the story from his award-winning short film Física II made in 2004. Jorge is a young man. For seven years, he diligently nurses his father and works as a janitor while studying part-time to get a business degree; when Natalia, his childhood crush, returns from a stint studying abroad, Jorge begins to yearn for something better. He is desperate to find a new and better job, but finds that no one will hire him because he has experience only as a janitor. Antonio, Jorge’s older brother, soon to be released from jail, is an opportunist who has never gotten along with their father. In prison, at a theater workshop, Antonio meets Paula, a beautiful young woman in jail on drug charges. Paula has a problem. Violently harassed in jail, she wants to get pregnant in order to be moved out of harm's way into the jail's maternity ward. Antonio just wants to have sex with her, but soon he falls in love with Paula.
He wants to help her to get pregnant. Everything changes, he plays on Jorge's good nature to get him to step in during conjugal visits and help impregnate his jailbird girlfriend, Paula. Jorge reluctantly agrees though it might get in the way of his long-term on-off relationship with Natalia. Meanwhile, Jorge's best friend Israel secretly photographs men visiting an erotic masseur, he finds out that his father thinks that he is gay. Irritated with his father's hypocrisy, Israel starts anonymously blackmailing him. However, he begins to question his own sexuality when he dares to visit the erotic masseur, following in his father's footsteps. Jorge's relationship with Natalia becomes difficult after she tries to get him a job where she works but he is only offered a position as a janitor. Antonio finds out that their father has an undisclosed bank account full of money. Jorge makes regular "face-to-face" visits to the women's prison to carry out his brother's wishes and begins to fall for Paula, they develop an unusual relationship.
She gets pregnant and through her, Jorge learns to stop feeling responsible for everything and confront his own wishes, ignoring what the world expects of him. He decides to wait for Paula's release; the relationship of the two brothers survives Jorge's emotional involvement. Antonio fails to retrieve the money. Israel confronts both of his parents and his own sexual identity achieving some degree of peace. Jorge and Paula have a baby daughter, he moves from the building where he has worked and lived for so many years, finding a new job as a janitor. When Jorge thinks of escaping his dead-end life, he dreams of a suit, dark blue black. At the end, he breaks the store window and grabs the dark blue suit. Quim Gutiérrez - Jorge Marta Etura - Paula Antonio de la Torre - Antonio Héctor Colomé - Andrés, the father Raúl Arévalo - Israel Eva Pallares - Natalia Manuel Morón - Fernando Ana Wagener - Ana 3 Goya Awards: Best New Director, Best Supporting Actor, Best New Actor Venice Film Festival: Label Europa Cinemas Award, UAAR Award Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival: EurAsia Grand Prix Brian Prize at the 63rd Venice International Film Festival.
The film was released on DVD January 8, 2008 in the U. S.. The film is in Spanish with English subtitles; the extras include interviews with the lead actors. Dark Blue Almost Black on IMDb
Spain the Kingdom of Spain, is a country located in Europe. Its continental European territory is situated on the Iberian Peninsula, its territory includes two archipelagoes: the Canary Islands off the coast of Africa, the Balearic Islands in the Mediterranean Sea. The African enclaves of Ceuta, Peñón de Vélez de la Gomera make Spain the only European country to have a physical border with an African country. Several small islands in the Alboran Sea are part of Spanish territory; the country's mainland is bordered to the south and east by the Mediterranean Sea except for a small land boundary with Gibraltar. With an area of 505,990 km2, Spain is the largest country in Southern Europe, the second largest country in Western Europe and the European Union, the fourth largest country in the European continent. By population, Spain is the fifth in the European Union. Spain's capital and largest city is Madrid. Modern humans first arrived in the Iberian Peninsula around 35,000 years ago. Iberian cultures along with ancient Phoenician, Greek and Carthaginian settlements developed on the peninsula until it came under Roman rule around 200 BCE, after which the region was named Hispania, based on the earlier Phoenician name Spn or Spania.
At the end of the Western Roman Empire the Germanic tribal confederations migrated from Central Europe, invaded the Iberian peninsula and established independent realms in its western provinces, including the Suebi and Vandals. The Visigoths would forcibly integrate all remaining independent territories in the peninsula, including Byzantine provinces, into the Kingdom of Toledo, which more or less unified politically and all the former Roman provinces or successor kingdoms of what was documented as Hispania. In the early eighth century the Visigothic Kingdom fell to the Moors of the Umayyad Islamic Caliphate, who arrived to rule most of the peninsula in the year 726, leaving only a handful of small Christian realms in the north and lasting up to seven centuries in the Kingdom of Granada; this led to many wars during a long reconquering period across the Iberian Peninsula, which led to the creation of the Kingdom of Leon, Kingdom of Castile, Kingdom of Aragon and Kingdom of Navarre as the main Christian kingdoms to face the invasion.
Following the Moorish conquest, Europeans began a gradual process of retaking the region known as the Reconquista, which by the late 15th century culminated in the emergence of Spain as a unified country under the Catholic Monarchs. Until Aragon had been an independent kingdom, which had expanded toward the eastern Mediterranean, incorporating Sicily and Naples, had competed with Genoa and Venice. In the early modern period, Spain became the world's first global empire and the most powerful country in the world, leaving a large cultural and linguistic legacy that includes more than 570 million Hispanophones, making Spanish the world's second-most spoken native language, after Mandarin Chinese. During the Golden Age there were many advancements in the arts, with world-famous painters such as Diego Velázquez; the most famous Spanish literary work, Don Quixote, was published during the Golden Age. Spain hosts the world's third-largest number of UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Spain is a secular parliamentary democracy and a parliamentary monarchy, with King Felipe VI as head of state.
It is a major developed country and a high income country, with the world's fourteenth largest economy by nominal GDP and sixteenth largest by purchasing power parity. It is a member of the United Nations, the European Union, the Eurozone, the Council of Europe, the Organization of Ibero-American States, the Union for the Mediterranean, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe, the Schengen Area, the World Trade Organization and many other international organisations. While not an official member, Spain has a "Permanent Invitation" to the G20 summits, participating in every summit, which makes Spain a de facto member of the group; the origins of the Roman name Hispania, from which the modern name España was derived, are uncertain due to inadequate evidence, although it is documented that the Phoenicians and Carthaginians referred to the region as Spania, therefore the most accepted etymology is a Semitic-Phoenician one.
Down the centuries there have been a number of accounts and hypotheses: The Renaissance scholar Antonio de Nebrija proposed that the word Hispania evolved from the Iberian word Hispalis, meaning "city of the western world". Jesús Luis Cunchillos argues that the root of the term span is the Phoenician word spy, meaning "to forge metals". Therefore, i-spn-ya would mean "the land where metals are forged", it may be a derivation of the Phoenician I-Shpania, meaning "island of rabbits", "land of rabbits" or "edge", a reference to Spain's location at the end of the Mediterranean. The word in question means "Hyrax" due to Phoenicians confusing the two animals. Hispania may derive from the poetic use of the term Hesperia, reflecting the Greek perception of Italy as a "western land" or "land of the setting sun" (Hesperia