tag: biography (9)

Porfirio Rubirosa "El primer Playboy"

Porfirio Rubirosa "El primer Playboy"

documentaries
US · · SD

This documentary explains the story of Porfirio Rubirosa, charismatic, daring, and a “bon viveur”. The Dominican playboy had a movie life. A go-getter in the streets of Santo Domingo and in the Paris of 1920, he keeps his spirit when destiny brought him to the international jet set. Boxer, pilot, racing driver of F1, searcher of treasures, and always in the shadow of Trujillo, ambassador in different countries around the world, he was an elegant handsome man and funny and he had a “savoir faire” of a diplomatic. Married five times, he is known as the only and last Dominican playboy.

Language Spanish/English
Territories Europe · Latin America US Hispanic · Africa · Middle East
Antonio Machado

Antonio Machado

documentaries
2 x 25'Spain · · SD

The life and the literary work of the famous spanish poet, Antonio Machado; the relation of this author of the 98’s generation with Castilla y León and his influence in his town, are the main themes of this series documentary.

Cultural and touristic matters are shown during the documentary, like the House Museum of Segovia where Machado lived between 1919 and 1931.

Language Spanish
Territories Europe · Latin America US Hispanic · Africa · Middle East
Armani: Empire Builder

Armani: Empire Builder

documentaries
27'France · · SD

Envoyé Spécial spent six months following GiorgioArmani, the wealthiest couturier in the world. Both a consummate artist and a shrewd businessman, the man who has come to symbolise Italian elegance has slowly built up an empire.

Armani leads a highly disciplined lifestyle, getting up at dawn and closely scrutinising every aspect of his business. There is only one Armani brand but there is something for every age-group and budget. From fashion for men, women and children; glasses; jewellery; watches; food; home decoration, cosmetics and a soon to be launched chain of luxury hotels, Giorgio Armani has the entire planet covered. We gain a rare glimpse into his private life.

Director Estelle Colin, Didier Dahan
Language French
Territories Latin America US Hispanic
El Cid

El Cid

documentaries
2 x 25'Spain · · SD

Documentary of the feats and legends of Rodrigo Díaz de Vivar, “El Cid Campeador”. From Burgos, he was worldwide known for being a strong and loyal knight, fair and brave, warrior and learned.

This series documentary of two chapters shows the story of this character and his importance after his death.

Language Spanish
Territories Europe · Latin America US Hispanic · Africa · Middle East
Pablo Escobar, angel or demon

Pablo Escobar, angel or demon

documentaries
1 x 80'US · · SD HD

Human beings have always been fascinated by the lives of those individuals who have succeeded in our society. "Pablo Escobar, Angel or Demon?" is the story of one of these people, Pablo Emilio Escobar Gaviria, the biggest drug lord of all time.

A man whose criminal mind verged on being genius, a man who used all his creativity to build an evil empire of terror, death and blood, but at the same time, a man who was able to shine and seed a light of hope in the lives of the most vulnerable people which saw in him a kind of God. A biopic that shows for the first time the key players in the life of Pablo Escobar.

Accounts from John Jairo Velasques a.k.a Popeye, currently in a maximum security prison, one of his closest friends and collaborators, testimonies from his family, victims and enemies; and from the barrio those who saw and still see a great man in him. Through all of them "Pablo Escobar, Angel or Demon?" gives us the chance to see a more human and realistic portrait of the man who was able to bear all the good and all the evil... and use it at his will.

Director Jorge Granier-Phelps
Language Spanish
Subtitles English
Territories Europe · Africa · Middle East
El Empecinado

El Empecinado

documentaries
Spain · · SD

The main theme of this three chapter series documentary is the military history of Juan Martín Díez, El Empecinado.

Born in Castrillo Del Duero, Valladolid, “El Empecinado” is one of the most relevant characters of Castilla y León, famous for his collaboration in the Spanish Independent War from France in the beginning of XIX Century.

This documentary shows how was his life and the battles of this prominent soldier.

Language Spanish
Territories Europe · Latin America US Hispanic · Africa · Middle East