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High Heels (1991)
"Tacones lejanos" (original title)

R  |   |  Comedy, Drama, Romance  |  20 December 1991 (USA)
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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 ... See full summary »

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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

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Rated R for a scene of strong sensuality, and for language | See all certifications »
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High Heels  »

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ESP 870,728,432 (Spain)
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Pedro Almodóvar often brings a scene or character from his previous film to be reused in his next production. In this case, Victoria Abril would go to star in Kika as another TV journalist. See more »

Quotes

Rebeca: [announcing her husband's murder on the television news] According to the autopsy, the victim had had sexual relations shortly before he died. I can only add it was not with me.
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References Autumn Sonata (1978) See more »

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C'est irreparable
Written by Nino Ferrer
Lyrics Adapted by Pedro Almodóvar
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Do you have one singular childhood memory that would seem insignificant to the rest of the world?
17 March 2001 | by (Florida) – See all my reviews

Do you have one singular childhood memory that would seem insignificant to the rest of the world? Rebeca does and it has defined her life of trying to be somebody that her famous mother will notice.

Rebeca and Becky's final realization of each other's own self finally comes in the unselfish gesture that defines motherhood -- sacrifice.

Although this movie is listed as a drama, the madness surrounding most of Almodovar leading ladies is ever present. Raunchy and racy, as well as tender and sweet, this movie is well worth the look if you can find it.


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