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Frida (2002)

A biography of artist Frida Kahlo, who channeled the pain of a crippling injury and her tempestuous marriage into her work.

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Alejandro Usigli ...
Professor
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Gracie
Loló Navarro ...
Nanny (as Lolo Navarro)
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Fermín Martínez ...
Painter on Bus (as Fermin Martinez)
Amelia Zapata ...
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"Frida" chronicles the life Frida Kahlo shared unflinchingly and openly with Diego Rivera, as the young couple took the art world by storm. From her complex and enduring relationship with her mentor and husband to her illicit and controversial affair with Leon Trotsky, to her provocative and romantic entanglements with women, Frida Kahlo lived a bold and uncompromising life as a political, artistic, and sexual revolutionary. Written by Anonymous

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Prepare to be seduced


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Rated R for sexuality/nudity and language | See all certifications »

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22 November 2002 (USA)  »

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Frida Kahlo  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$12,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$205,996, 27 October 2002, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$25,885,000

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$56,298,474
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Trivia

Opening film of the 2002 Venice Film Festival. See more »

Goofs

When Frida comes back to New York from visiting her mother in Mexico, her mouth is clearly not moving when she greets Diego. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Frida Kahlo: Careful, guys. This corpse is still breathing. Try to get me there in one piece.
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Referenced in Samba in Mettmann (2004) See more »

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La Rielera
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Performed by Cilindros
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Splendid movie about two excellent Mexican painters and their troublesome relationship
5 May 2005 | by See all my reviews

The movie deals with the biography of Frida Kalho (well performed by Salma Hayek , though Laura San Giacomo was originally set to play her but was dropped when fans objected to a non-Mexican playing the role) who after a terrible accident with a trolley causes herself a crippling injury , then she gets away from her parents (Roger Rees and Patricia Spinola) to live on the paintings . She falls in love with famed muralist Diego Rivera (Alfred Molina , he gained 50 lbs , 23 kg , for this character) who bears a separated marriage (to Valeria Golino) . Later on , Frida is wedded to Diego and the troubles come out .

The yarn relies heavily upon their tempestuous marriage , because the different artistic temperaments burst , creating a stormy relation . The picture is correctly based on historic deeds and even Edward Norton did an uncredited rewrite of the script . Thus , it appears Leon Trosky - who has romance to Frida- , but he's murdered with a hatchet by Ramon Mercader and then is framed Diego Rivera , though later being absolved . Besides , there are several famous people : Siqueiros (Antonio Banderas) , Nelson Rockefeller (Edward Norton) , Leon Trosky (Geoffrey Rush) and others very secondaries such as Andre Breton or Josephine Baker . Frida is specially known by her mustachioed and one-brow paintings and Rivera by his impressive murals and one of them was ordered to break by Nelson Rockefeller but reflected to famous communists on the ¨Rockefeller Center¨ . The film was perfectly directed by Julie Taymor and includes magnificent cinematography by Rodrigo Prieto as when imaginatively brings to life the scenes on the Kalho's paintings , where the color is glimmer and spellbound . The motion picture attained success and achieved enough box office , obtaining two Oscars for the awesome Musical Score (Elliot Goldenthal) and Make-up . Rating : Above average . Well Worth watching.


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