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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Alejandro Usigli ...
Loló Navarro ...
Nanny (as Lolo Navarro)
Fermín Martínez ...
Painter on Bus (as Fermin Martinez)
Amelia Zapata ...
Dr. Farril


"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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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

22 November 2002 (USA)  »

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Box Office


$12,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$205,996 (USA) (25 October 2002)


$25,776,062 (USA) (18 April 2003)

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Did You Know?


Robert De Niro was interested in the role of Diego Rivera when the film was in development. See more »


Early in her New York trip Frida is watching 1933's King Kong. Later she is called home to tend to her dying mother. Several scenes later we see her at her mother's grave and it shows that she died in 1932, a year before King Kong was released. See more »


[first lines]
Frida Kahlo: Careful, guys. This corpse is still breathing. Try to get me there in one piece.
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Features King Kong (1933) See more »


Clarinet Marmalade
Written by Larry Shields (as Larry Schields) & Henry Ragas
Performed by Fletcher Henderson
Published by EMI Feist Catalogue Inc.
Courtesy of The Verve Music Group
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Salma Hayek RULES
9 November 2002 | by (L A.) – See all my reviews

This is a very well-realized film, and the most inspired thing about it is the casting of Salma Hayek in the title role.

After displaying amazing star quality in Desperado, Hayek has been sadly under-used by the film world - until this magnificent and passionate performance, which will surely get her an Oscar nomination if there's any hope for Hollywood at all. Proving herself capable of enormous range and blazingly intense depth, Hayek's Frida is a genuine flesh-and-blood individual who refuses to live life on the sidelines (as women were 'supposed' to do in those days). She was an artist in every sense of the word - taking and owning all that life gave her and transforming it into unflinching portraits of her soul. Supremely inspiring and deeply felt.

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