Jose Luis Alcaine
Date of Birth
Dec 26, 1938
Birth Place:
Tangier, Algeria


Spanish cinematographer Jose Luis Alcaine is best known in the U.S. for his work on Pedro Almodóvar's 1988 farce Mujeres en al Borde de un Ataque Nervious/Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown. In his native country, he is highly regarded for his ability to capture the Spanish soul with his lense. He learned his craft at the Escuela Oficial de Cinematografia in Madrid and began professionally in the early '70s. Notable efforts in Alcaine's extensive filmography include El Sur/The South (1983), Fernando Trueba's El Sueno de Mono Loco/The Dream of the Mad Monkey (1989), and Bigas Luna's Jamon, Jamon (1992). ~ Sandra Brennan, Rovi

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