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Ángel
Nacho Martínez ...
Diego Montez
Eva Cobo ...
Eva
Julieta Serrano ...
Berta Giménez
Chus Lampreave ...
Pilar
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Julia
Eusebio Poncela ...
Comisario del Valle
Bibiana Fernández ...
Vendedora Flores (as Bibi Andersen)
Luis Ciges ...
Guarda Mariano
Eva Siva ...
Asistenta María y Diego
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Pepa Merino ...
Secretaria María
Lola Peno ...
Alumna 1ª
Marisa Tejada ...
Alumna 2ª
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Ex-bullfighter who is getting turned on by killing, lady lawyer with same problem and young man driven insane by over-religious upbringing - these are the main characters in this stylish black comedy about dark sides of human nature. Written by Dragan Antulov <dragan.antulov@altbbs.fido.hr>

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Rated NC-17 for aberrant sexuality including violence | See all certifications »

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ESP 118,531,805 (Spain)
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Ana Belén and Charo López were both considered for the female lead. See more »

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Features Blood and Black Lace (1964) See more »

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Espérame en el cielo
Written by P. López Vidal
Performed by Mina
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Strange but beautiful
25 October 2002 | by (Budapest, Hungary) – See all my reviews



You are right, when you say, that it's not a usual Almodovar film. Pedro's latest movies contain more homosexuality, more humour and more warmness. This is a seriuos one, and that's why it works. You can't escape from the depressing and weired atmosphere of the film, you have to search for answers after last sequence. Who is Diego, and who is Maria? Are they a perverted couple or are they the gratest lovers since Romeo and Julia? I think that first of all they are lovers, whom the fate has destined to be together. In my interpretation they not perverted, just too perfectionist and realist. They know that, they can't be happier, they are on the top of theire love after that only worse can come : disaffection, old age and slow death. And because they both proud peapole, who always wanted the best (but rarely get it, they decide to have a perfect relationship which ends not with hate and regret as usual, but with lust, love and death. Some find the film weired, but can't deny the beauty of how the film ends.


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