León Klimovsky


León Klimovsky

León Klimovsky (16 October, 1906–8 April 1996) was an Argentine film director.

A trained dentist, born in Buenos Aires, his real passion was always the cinema. He pioneered Argentine cultural movement known as cineclub and financed the first movie theater to show "art movies". He also foundedounded Argentina's first film club in 1929.

After participating as scriptwriter and assistant director of 1944's "Se abre el abismo" he filmed his first movie, an adaptation of Fyodor Dostoyevsky's "The Player". From this first phase, it can be also highlighted the adaptations of Alexandre Dumas' "The Count of Monte Cristo" and Ernesto Sabato's "The Tunnel".

On the 1950s Klimovsky settled in Spain, where he becomes a "professional" director. He went into spaghetti westerns and so-called "exploitation films", filming in Mexico, Italy and Egypt. Perhaps he is best remembered for his contribution to Spain's horror film genre, beginning with "La noche de Walpurgis". León Klimovsky confessed to have always dreamt of doing great vanguard movies but ended on filming commercial ones, but without remorse, as doing cinema was a vocational mandate for him.

On 1995 he won the "Honor Award" of the Spanish Film Director Association. He died in Madrid of a heart attack. He was cousin to the Argentine mathematician and philosopher Gregorio Klimovsky.

Filmography

*"La barraca" (TV miniseries, 1979)
*"Violación fatal" (1978)
*"La doble historia del Dr. Valmy" (1978)
*"Laverna" (1978)
*"El extraño amor de los vampiros" ("Night of the Walking Dead", 1977)
*"El transexual" (1977)
*"¿Y ahora qué, señor fiscal?" (1977)
*"Último deseo" (1976)
*"Gritos a medianoche" (1976)
*"Secuestro" (1976)
*"Tres días de noviembre" (1976)
*"Muerte de un quinqui" (1975)
*"Mean Mother" (United States, 1974)
*"Una libélula para cada muerto" ("A Dragonfly for Each Corpse", 1974)
*"El mariscal del infierno" ("Devil's Possessed", 1974)
*"Odio a mi cuerpo" ("I Hate My Body", 1974)
*"El talón de Aquiles" (1974)
*"La rebelión de las muertas" ("Vengeance of the Zombies", 1973)
*"La orgía nocturna de los vampiros" ("Grave Desires", 1973)
*"Dr. Jekyll y el Hombre Lobo" ("Doctor Jekyll and the Werewolf ", 1972)
*"La casa de las Chivas" (1972)
*"La saga de los Drácula" ("Dracula Saga", 1972)
*"Su le mani, cadavere! Sei in arresto" ("Raise Your Hands, Dead Man, You're Under Arrest", Italy, 1971)
*"Reverendo Colt" ("Reverend's Colt", 1971)
*"El hombre que vino del odio" (1971)
*"La noche de Walpurgis" ("The Werewolf Versus Vampire Women", 1971)
*"Quinto: non ammazzare" (1970)
*"Los hombres las prefieren viudas" (1970)
*"La sfida dei MacKenna" ("Challenge of the McKennas", 1970)
*"Pagó cara su muerte" ("Death Knows No Time", 1969)
*"No me importa morir" (1969)
*"L'urlo dei giganti" ("A Bullet for Rommel", as Henry Mankiewicz, 1969)
*"Giugno '44 - Sbarcheremo in Normandia ("Commando Attack", as Henry Mankiewicz, 1968)
*"Un hombre vino a matar" (1968)
*"Una chica para dos" (1968)
*"A ghentar si muore facile" (1967)
*"Pochi dollari per Django" ("Few Dollars for Django", 1966)
*"El bordón y la estrella" (1966)
*"Django... Cacciatore di taglia" ("Django, a Bullet for You", Italy, 1966)
*"Dos mil dólares por Coyote" ("Two Thousand Dollars for Coyote", 1966)
*"La colina de los pequeños diablos" (1965)
*"Aquella joven de blanco" (1965)
*"Escala en Tenerife" (1964)
*"Fuera de la ley" (1964) Dear Mr. Director of Wikipedia,my grandmother, Dora Reyes de Meszaros, who was living in Spain in 1964 and wife of one of one of Klimovsky´s close friends at the time acted in Fuera de la Ley, but in all the web sites on that movie, she does not appear in the original cast. What should I do to tell them that they missed out on puttingb her on the site. She acted as one of the three women who were abducted.Thank you for your time.
*"Ella y el miedo" ("Edge of Fear", 1964)
*"Los siete bravísimos" (1964)
*"Escuela de seductoras" (1962)
*"Horizontes de luz" (1962)
*"Todos eran culpables" (1962)
*"Torrejón City" (1962)
*"La danza de la fortuna" (1961)
*"Un tipo de sangre" (1960)
*"La paz empieza nunca" (1960)
*"Ama Rosa" (1960)
*"El hombre que perdió el tren" (1960)
*"Un bruto para Patricia" (1960)
*"Gharam fi sahraa ("Love in the Desert", in Arabic, Egypt, 1960)
*"S.O.S., abuelita" (1959)
*"Salto a la gloria" (1959)
*"Llegaron los franceses" (1959)
*" Un indiano en Moratilla" (1958)
*"Viaje de novios" (1956)
*"Miedo" (1956)
*"Gli amanti del deserto" ("Los amantes del desierto", 1956)
*"La pícara molinera" (1955)
*"El tren expreso" (1955)
*"El juramento de Lagardere" (1955)
*"Tres citas con el destino" (episode "Maleficio", 1954)
*"El conde de Montecristo" (1953)
*"La Parda Flora" (1952)
*"El túnel" (1952)
*"El pendiente" (1951)
*"Suburbio" (1951)
*"La vida color de rosa" (1951)
*"Marihuana" ("The Marihuana Story", 1950)
*"La guitarra de Gardel" (1949)
*"Se llamaba Carlos Gardel" (1949)
*"El jugador" (1947)

References

1| [http://www.clarin.com/diario/96/04/20/imagen.html The artist and his paradoxes (in Spanish)]
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