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High Heels (1991)

Tacones lejanos (original title)
A girl's mother returns after 15 years to find her daughter has married one of her (the mother's) old boyfriends. They try to mend their broken mother/daughter relationship and deal with ... See full summary »

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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 9 wins & 7 nominations. See more awards »
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Cast

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Miguel Bosé ...
Juez Domínguez / Hugo / Letal
Anna Lizaran ...
Margarita (as Ana Lizaran)
Mayrata O'Wisiedo ...
Madre del Juez Domínguez (as Mairata O'Wisiedo)
Cristina Marcos ...
Paula
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Manuel (as Feodor Atkine)
Pedro Díez del Corral ...
Alberto
Bibiana Fernández ...
Susana (as Bibi Andersen)
Nacho Martínez ...
Juan
Miriam Díaz-Aroca ...
Isabel
Lupe Barrado ...
Luisa
Juan José Otegui ...
Capellán Hospital (as Juan Jose Otegui)
Paula Soldevila ...
Enfermera Hospital
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A girl's mother returns after 15 years to find her daughter has married one of her (the mother's) old boyfriends. They try to mend their broken mother/daughter relationship and deal with their common lover. Written by Ed Sutton <esutton@mindspring.com>

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a mother, a daughter, a lover. relationships can be murder.

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for a scene of strong sensuality, and for language | See all certifications »
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20 December 1991 (USA)  »

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High Heels  »

Box Office

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$1,710,057 (USA)
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Even though she was nominated as Best Supporting Actress for a Goya award, Cristina Marcos has barely 5 minutes of screen time. See more »

Quotes

Becky del Páramo: [during Interrogation] You don't kill a daughter's husband two days before your theatrical debut!
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Connections

References The Reckless Moment (1949) See more »

Soundtracks

Saeta
Written by Gil Evans
Performed by Miles Davis
Copyright 1984 by Solar Plexus Music
Por cortesia de Sony Music Entertainment (Spain), S.A.
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An Unusual Romance
29 December 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

A girl's mother returns after fifteen years to find her daughter has married one of her (the mother's) old boyfriends. They try to mend their broken mother/daughter relationship and deal with their common lover.

Roger Ebert said that "Pedro Almodóvar's films are an acquired taste, and with High Heels I am at last beginning to acquire it." I can understand this. Some of his work I like an some I think is just alright. This film happens to be one I liked, combining the Almodovar use of color with some interesting plot and character twists.

I do not recall if I have seen Douglas Sirk's "Imitation of Life", which this film was in part inspired by. Either way, it makes me want to see it now because Sirk was one of the best of his generation and it is no wonder he has inspired so many (though mostly in Europe, it seems).


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