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Frida (2002)

R  |   |  Biography, Drama, Romance  |  22 November 2002 (USA)
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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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Rated R for sexuality/nudity and language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

22 November 2002 (USA)  »

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$12,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


$14,164,253 (Europe) (23 May 2003)

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Did You Know?


Edward Norton did an uncredited rewrite of the script. See more »


When Frida is brought home from hospital and lying in her bed in a cast, through days and nights, the amount of photos on her bed changes from 1 to 2 and back. 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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Referenced in Jeopardy!: Episode #26.30 (2009) 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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27 January 2003 | by (dallas, tx) – See all my reviews

Visually stunning - if this film does not win for cinematography at the Academy Awards, I will be shocked.

This film, based on the biography of Frida Kahlo by Hayden Herrera, is a masterpiece. I read the book several years ago & have been a Frida fan ever since.

I heard an interview w/Hayden on NPR not too long ago talking about her book & the movie adaptation. She did years & years of research on Frida and is probably as close to an 'expert' on her life as we could come across in the year 2003. She praised Julie Taymor for this film and was quite happy with her adaptation.

Reading the reviews on this page, i find it hard to believe that there are critics of this movie. Everything from the music (beautiful!) to the cinematography to the acting . . . greatness!! Selma really put her heart & soul into this role and she has now made her way onto my list of 'favorite actresses'.

It would be hard to put anyone's life onto the big screen & get every single detail right on - esp. someone who lived 50+ years ago. I think Julie Taymor has done an amazing job of representing the life of Frida.

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