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The Flower of My Secret (1995)

La flor de mi secreto (original title)
R | | Drama | 8 March 1996 (USA)
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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Manuela (as Kiti Manver)
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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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Every woman has a secret...

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Rated R for language and brief sexuality | See all certifications »

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$1,200,000 (USA)
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Trivia

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 »

Connections

References Rich and Famous (1981) See more »

Soundtracks

En el último trago
Written by José Alfredo Jiménez
Performed by Chavela Vargas
© BMG EDIM S.A. de C.V.
Autorizada para España a Ediciones musicales B.M.G. ARIOLA, S.A.
Grabación realizada durante la actuación en el Teatro Albeniz
(p) 1995 POLYGRAM IBERICA, S.A., por acuerdo con EL DESEO, S.A. - CIBY 2000
© 1995 EL DESEO, S.A., - CIBY 2000
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Abandoned in Madrid
23 May 2005 | by (Austin) – See all my reviews

Flor is one of Pedro's understated best. The incomparable Marisa Paredes gives this film its ultimate power. Her extraordinary face details every nuance of the loss of her marriage--"abandonment," as Sr. Almodovar labels it. The rich flamenco scenes reframe the passion and pain Marisa's character moves through during the film. And as nearly always, Sr. A. pays homage here to other works that have informed his vision--a barrage of brilliant and troubled women writers (Djuna Barnes, Dorothy Parker, Carson McCullers, et al.), and "Casablanca" and "Rich and Famous," for instance. I thank God for Pedro. Without him, life would be as the lyrics of the Bola de Nieve song in this film--"no me dejes vivir."


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