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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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Cast

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Juez Domínguez / Hugo / Letal
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Margarita (as Ana Lizaran)
Mayrata O'Wisiedo ...
Madre del Juez Domínguez (as Mairata O'Wisiedo)
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Paula
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Manuel (as Feodor Atkine)
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Alberto
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Susana (as Bibi Andersen)
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Juan
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Isabel
Lupe Barrado ...
Luisa
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Capellán Hospital (as Juan Jose Otegui)
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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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20 December 1991 (USA)  »

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High Heels  »

Box Office

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$1,710,057 (USA)
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(Eastmancolor)

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

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

Spoofed in Spanish Movie (2009) See more »

Soundtracks

Un año de amor
(Un anno d'amore)
Written by Gaby Verlor
Lyrics Adapted by Pedro Almodóvar
Performed by Luz Casal
Artista exclusiva de Hispavox, S.A.
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Almodovar's unique way
16 March 2000 | by (Patra, Greece) – See all my reviews

An interesting mystery plot that is made a special film due to Almodovar's unique style of directing, his obsessions, his actresses and, maybe, above all the music investment.

A District Attorney who performs queen-shows, a daughter in the shade of her mother's glory, a mother under the pressure of her own glory, both involved with the same man (who is involved with other women as well), a different aspect of the TV and a different use of the TV-set. In addition two incredible songs "Un ano de amor" and "Piensa en mi".


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