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The Flower of My Secret (1995)
"La flor de mi secreto" (original title)

 -  Drama  -  8 March 1996 (USA)
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Leo Macias writes sentimental novels with great success but hidden under a pseudonym, Amanda Gris. She is unhappy with her professional life and with her husband, a soldier working in ... See full summary »

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Leo Macías
Juan Echanove ...
Ángel
Carme Elias ...
Betty
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Rosa
Chus Lampreave ...
Madre de Leo
Kiti Mánver ...
Manuela (as Kiti Manver)
Joaquín Cortés ...
Antonio
Manuela Vargas ...
Blanca
Imanol Arias ...
Paco
Gloria Muñoz ...
Alicia
Juan José Otegui ...
Tomas
Nancho Novo ...
Doctor B
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Doctor A
Alicia Agut ...
Neighbor A
Marisol Muriel ...
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Leo Macias writes sentimental novels with great success but hidden under a pseudonym, Amanda Gris. She is unhappy with her professional life and with her husband, a soldier working in Brussels and Bosnia that is never at home. She will try anything to change her life. Written by Miguel A. Andrade <andrade@gredos.cnb.uam.es>

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European book supermarket fnac was only too happy to help out with the production, providing a huge exterior awning of the cover of a faked Amanda Gris novel that hung outside their Madrid office. See more »

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En el último trago
Written by José Alfredo Jiménez
Performed by Chavela Vargas
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Repeated lines
3 December 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Yes, the line at the beginning is also on another movie: "All about my mother", where Manuela (who is the transplant coordinator at a Hospital) received the same news, with almost the same words. Although, excellent movie and all actors stunning. Chus Lampreave as funny as always, and Rosy De Palma nailed the middle aged lady character. I totally recommend this movie. One of the most dramatic movies from P. Almodovar. Marisa Paredes is a great actress, and had some main roles on Almodovar movies (All about my mother,High Heels/tacones lejanos) and this one. Juan Echanove gets the Teddy Bear tenderness, I just love him. Joaquin Cortes had a brief role, and had a little dance. I think he is very innovative and very powerful Bailaor. I tried to find "High Heels" but it seems very hard to find in the States. I'll keep trying.


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