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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Verbo is a Spanish dark fantasy thriller film written and directed by Eduardo Chapero-Jackson. A 15-year-old, lives with an normal suburban family, she develops a sixth sense and begins to perceive a series of disturbing messages and clues, which prompt her to enter a dangerous and frightening dimension in order to save a life. In the course of this adventure to a dark parallel universe, Sara must change the world. Alba García as Sara Miguel Ángel Silvestre as Lírico Najwa Nimri as Inés Macarena Gómez as Prosak Verónica Echegui as Medussa Nasser Saleh as Darío Adam Jeziersky as Foco Manolo Solo as Professor Fernando Soto as Rafa Víctor Clavijo as Tótem Michelle Asante as Night Peter Peralta as Japanese Teenager Djédjé Apali as Hermes Sergio Villalba as Hugo Apaches Entertainment and Telecinco Cinema co-produced the thriller film for Filmax. Alba Garcia and Miguel Angel Silvestre play the leads, it is directed by the producer of Eduardo Chapero-Jackson. The release was set for the late 2010, but was delayed.
It is scheduled for a November 4, 2011 release after being screened at the San Sebastian Film Festival. Verbo on IMDb
A stage name is a pseudonym used by performers and entertainers, such as actors, comedians and musicians. Such titles are adopted for a wide variety of reasons and may be similar or nearly identical to an individual's birth name. In some situations, a performer will adopt his or her title as a legal name, although this is not the case. Personal names or nicknames that make up the professional name should not be considered as a "fake name" like Lady Gaga: for example: Miley Cyrus: born Destiny Hope Cyrus, uses her personal nickname "Miley" and her maiden name "Cyrus" as her professional name, in 2018 she changed to Miley Ray Hemsworth. A performer will take a stage name because his/her real name is considered unattractive, dull, or unintentionally amusing, is difficult to pronounce or spell, has been used by another notable individual, or projects an undesired image. Sometimes a performer adopts a name, unusual or outlandish to attract attention. Other performers use a stage name; the equivalent concept among writers is called a nom de pen name.
In radio, the term "radio name" or "air name" is used. Some individuals who are related to a celebrity take a different last name so they are not perceived to have received undue advantage from their family connection. Examples of these include Joan Fontaine, Luka Bloom, Mike McGear. Sisters Loretta and Brenda Webb adopted the names Loretta Lynn, Peggy Sue, Crystal Gayle, respectively. Actor Nicolas Cage, born Nicolas Coppola, chose a new last name to avoid comparisons with his uncle, director Francis Ford Coppola, who gave him his big break in the movie Peggy Sue Got Married. Conversely, individuals who wish to receive benefit from their family connections may take that person's first or last name. For example, Lon Chaney Sr.’s son Creighton spent a number of years appearing in minor roles before renaming himself Lon Chaney, Jr. Actress Rebecca Isabelle Laemmle rechristened herself Carla Laemmle in reference to her uncle, Universal Studios head Carl Laemmle. Emilio Estevez and his sister Renee chose not to take their father Martin Sheen’s professional name and use their birth names.
Women who achieve fame after marriage use their married name as part of their professional name, ie. Kris Jenner while women who achieved fame before marriage continue to use their maiden name or a Hyphenated surname like Mariah Carey and Courteney Cox-Arquette. In some cases, the individual may adopt a stage name to avoid confusion with other family members who have similar names. Actor Mark Harmon uses his middle name professionally to avoid confusion with his father Heisman Trophy winner and former broadcaster Tom Harmon. Guilds and associations that represent actors, such as the Screen Actors Guild in the United States and British Actors' Equity Association in the United Kingdom, stipulate that no two members may have identical working names. An actor whose name has been taken must choose a new name. Notable examples include: David Tennant, born David McDonald, who said in an interview that he adopted the surname "Tennant" after seeing Neil Tennant in a copy of Smash Hits. Diane Keaton, whose birth name is Diane Hall, took her mother's maiden name as a stage name after learning that there was a registered actress named Diane Hall in the Actors' Equity Association.
Ugly Betty actress Vanessa Williams uses "Vanessa L. Williams" due to SAG guidelines, although the other actress with same first and last name is arguably less notable. David Walliams changed one letter in his surname due to there being another "David Williams". Terry O'Quinn of Lost fame changed his surname from Quinn to O'Quinn as another registered actor had the name Terrance Quinn. Long-time Simpsons writer and Futurama executive producer David X. Cohen changed his middle initial from S to X because there was a David S. Cohen registered with the Writer's Guild of America. In other cases, a middle name may be adopted in preference to changing a name. Examples include comedian Hugh Dennis born Peter Hugh Dennis, actor-comedian Hugh Laurie born James Hugh Calum Laurie, actor Timothy Carlton born Timothy Carlton Cumberbatch. In some cases, attaching a generational suffix is sufficient for guild rules. A person hoping to become successful as an entertainer who has a name identical to a name familiar to the public may change his/her name in order to avoid having his/her name evoke the other person with the same name.
For example, the actor/writer/director Albert Brooks was born Albert Einstein and changed his surname to avoid associations with the renowned physicist with the same name. Singer Katy Perry, born Katheryn Elizabeth Hudson, released her self-titled album under the name Katy Hudson, but used her mother's maiden name to avoid confusion with
Amador is a 2010 film directed by Fernando León de Aranoa. Marcela, an immigrant woman with grave economic problems, finds a job as the caretaker of Amador, an old man who can not move from his bed. Day by day, Marcela earns money that she needs while Amador enjoys company that his own family has denied him. Through this, they develop a special connection with each other. However, this connection is prematurely cut. Marcela, desperate to keep her job, finds herself in a difficult moral dilemma. Amador on IMDb
Pan's Labyrinth is a 2006 dark fantasy drama film written and directed by Guillermo del Toro, starring Ivana Baquero, Sergi López, Maribel Verdú, Doug Jones, Ariadna Gil. It was produced and distributed internationally by Esperanto Filmoj and Warner Bros. while Picturehouse handled US distribution rights. The story takes place in Spain during the summer of 1944, five years after the Spanish Civil War, during the early Francoist period; the narrative intertwines this real world with a mythical world centered on an overgrown, abandoned labyrinth and a mysterious faun creature, with whom the main character, interacts. Ofelia's stepfather, the Falangist Captain Vidal, hunts the Spanish Maquis who fight against the Francoist regime in the region, while Ofelia's pregnant mother Carmen grows ill. Ofelia meets several strange and magical creatures who become central to her story, leading her through the trials of the old labyrinth garden; the film employs make-up, CGI effects to bring life to its creatures.
Del Toro stated that he considers the story to be a parable, influenced by fairy tales, that it addresses and continues themes related to his earlier film The Devil's Backbone, to which Pan's Labyrinth is a spiritual successor, according to del Toro in his director's DVD commentary. The original Spanish title refers to the fauns of Roman mythology, while the English and French titles refer to the faun-like Greek deity Pan. However, del Toro has stated; the film premiered at the 2006 Cannes Film Festival. It was released in the United Kingdom on 24 November 2006. In the United States and Canada, the film was given a limited release on 29 December 2006, with a wide release on 19 January 2007. Pan's Labyrinth opened to widespread critical acclaim; the film won numerous international awards, including three Academy Awards, three BAFTA Awards including Best Film Not in the English Language, the Ariel Award for Best Picture, the Saturn Awards for Best International Film and Best Performance by a Younger Actor for Ivana Baquero and the 2007 Hugo Award for Best Dramatic Presentation, Long Form.
In a fairy tale, Princess Moanna, whose father is the king of the underworld, visits the human world, where the sunlight blinds her and erases her memory. She dies; the king believes that her spirit will return to the underworld, so he builds labyrinths around the world in preparation for her return. In 1944 Francoist Spain, Ofelia travels with her pregnant but sickly mother Carmen to meet Captain Vidal, her new stepfather. Vidal, the son of a famed commander who died in Morocco, believes in Falangism and has been assigned to hunt down republican rebels. A large stick insect, which Ofelia believes to be a fairy, leads Ofelia into an ancient stone labyrinth, but she is stopped by Vidal's housekeeper Mercedes, secretly supporting her brother Pedro and other rebels; that night, the insect appears in Ofelia's bedroom, where it transforms to a fairy and leads her through the labyrinth. There, she meets the faun, he gives her three tasks to complete in order for her to acquire immortality and return to her kingdom.
Ofelia completes the first task — retrieving a key from the belly of a giant toad — but becomes worried about her mother, whose condition is worsening. The faun gives Ofelia a mandrake root. Accompanied by three fairy guides, Ofelia completes the second task—retrieving a dagger from the lair of the Pale Man, a child-eating monster. Although she was warned not to consume anything there, she eats two grapes, he eats two of the fairies and chases Ofelia. Infuriated at her disobedience, the faun refuses to give Ofelia the third task. During this time, Ofelia becomes aware of Vidal's ruthlessness in the course of hunting down the rebels. After he erroneously murders two local farmers detained on suspicion of aiding the rebels, Vidal interrogates and tortures a captive rebel, he asks Doctor Ferreiro to tend to the captive, whom Ferreiro proceeds to secretly euthanizes at his dying urging. When Vidal discovers this, he kills him. Vidal catches Ofelia tending to the mandrake root, which he considers delusional.
Carmen throws the root into the fire. She develops painful contractions and dies giving birth to a son. Vidal discovers that Mercedes is a spy. Mercedes and Ofelia secretly are caught. Ofelia, mistaken as a traitor, is locked in her bedroom, while Mercedes is taken to be interrogated and tortured. Mercedes frees herself, stabs Vidal, rejoins the rebels; the faun returns to Ofelia to give her a chance for the third task and tells her to bring her baby brother into the labyrinth. Ofelia complies and Vidal pursues her. Ofelia meets the faun at the center of the labyrinth; the faun suggests drawing a few drops of the baby's blood, as completing the third task and opening the portal to the underworld requires the blood of an innocent. Ofelia refuses to harm her brother. Vidal finds Ofelia talking to the faun; the faun leaves, Vidal takes the baby from Ofelia's arms before shooting her. Vidal returns to the labyrinth's entrance, where he runs into Mercedes and Pedro along with the other rebels. Knowing that he will be killed, he hands the baby to Mercedes and demands that she tell his son the exact time of his father's death.
However, Mercedes refuses - stating that the child will not know his father's name - and Vidal is ex