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Broken Embraces ( abrazos rotos, Los ) (2009) Movie Information

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3909

Avg. Rating:

2.67/4

# of Ratings:

33

Genres:

Drama, Thriller

Rating:

R

Language:

Spanish

Theater Date:

11/20/2009

DVD Release:

03/16/2010

Director:

Pedro Almodóvar

Actors:

Penélope Cruz
Lluís Homar
Blanca Portillo
José Luis Gómez
Tamar Novas
Rubén Ochandiano

 

 

 

 

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After an accident took from him his sight and his love, writer Mateo Blanco increasingly turns to his pseudonym, Harry Caine, eventually erasing all traces of his old life. But what begins as a simple bedtime story for a child turns into an emotional roller-coaster, forcing him to once again face his true self. -- Chris Kavan

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Pedro Almodovar does it again. However, he has done something he has never before: started to repeat themes and circumstances that you can find in his other films. The film within the film Girls and Suitcases has a situation completely lifted from his 1988 film Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown. The great thing is that if you're familiar with his films, you will see actresses that he uses regularly: Chus Lampreave, Rossy de Palma, Lola Dueñas, Ángela Molina, and of course the lead, Penelope Cruz. The story makes is intriguing and the plot is full of tension that make this a unique romance/thriller. The ending is powerful, and there is enough humor to keep the film from dragging or being boring.

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03/06/2010 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Another Almodovor Beauty

There is no denying the power and beauty of the pairing of director Pedro Almodovar and actress Penelope Cruz. It has proved to be a winning combination in the past and continues be so in “Broken Embraces”. Although there are some moments in the movie that can be criticised, the acting and cinematography save the film from being a failure. Mateo Blanco (Lluis Homar), who also goes by the pseudonym of Harry Caine, is a film maker who has been left blind after a car accident. After a visit from someone from his past, Mateo tells his producers don, Diego (Tamar Novas) about the filming of his last film before he lost his sight and about Lena (Penelope Cruz), the married star of the film whom Mateo fell hopelessly in love with. Through this period he starts to call himself Harry Caine and whe...

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