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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 10 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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Storyline

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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Release Date:

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

Antonio Banderas turned down the role of Juez Dominguez in order to appear in The Mambo Kings (1992). 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

Referenced in Muchachada nui: Episode #4.13 (2010) See more »

Soundtracks

A Final Request
Written by George Fenton
Editor original Warner Bros Music Corp. (Canciones del Munido, S.A.)
Por cortesia de Warner Bros Inc.
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High Heels
6 January 2012 | by (Portland OR) – See all my reviews

A very enjoyable, intricate tale that elevates its somewhat mundane plot by turning things in a new direction whenever it starts to get stale. It's got a lot of the usual Almodovar stamps: high melodrama mixed with black comedy, insane coincidences, twisted relationships and of course dazzling use of color. Early on the theme of mother-daughter rivalry reminded me of AUTUMN SONATA, so I was quite tickled to hear the relationship being directly compared to that film later on. The movie doesn't have the magic of Almodovar's best works, perhaps because the performances as a whole aren't that impressive. However, even second-tier Almodovar is better than most stuff out there... it's got some really good laughs and an engaging series of twists and reversals. The out-of-nowhere prison dance scene is delightfully offbeat (although I felt like Almodovar was actually holding back a bit).


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