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26 January 2007 (USA) See more »
After her death, a mother returns to her home town in order to fix the situations she couldn't resolve during her life. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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The story of 3 generations of women and their struggle to survive wind, fire and death See more (221 total) »


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Penélope Cruz ... Raimunda

Carmen Maura ... Irene

Lola Dueñas ... Sole

Blanca Portillo ... Agustina
Yohana Cobo ... Paula
Chus Lampreave ... Tía Paula

Antonio de la Torre ... Paco
Carlos Blanco ... Emilio
María Isabel Díaz ... Regina (as Mª Isabel Díaz)
Neus Sanz ... Inés
Leandro Rivera ... Auxiliar Producción
Pepa Aniorte ... Vecina
Yolanda Ramos ... Presentadora TV
Elvira Cuadrupani ... Vecina
María Alfonsa Rosso ... Vecina (as Alfonsa Rosso)
Fanny de Castro ... Vecina
Eli Iranzo ... Vecina
Carlos García Cambero ... Carlos
Magdalena Brotto ... Vecina (as Magdalena Broto)
Isabel Ayúcar ... Vecina
Concha Galán ... Vecina
Mari Franç Torres ... Vecina
Natalia Roig ... Vecina
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Pilar Castro ... Ayudante de la presentadora (scenes deleted)
Mila Espiga ... Vecina
Agustín Almodóvar ... Empleado ferretería (uncredited)
Luis Lattanzi ... Hungry second camera assistant (uncredited)

Valeria Vereau ... Make-up Artist (uncredited)
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Directed by
Pedro Almodóvar 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Pedro Almodóvar 

Produced by
Agustín Almodóvar .... executive producer
Esther García .... producer
Toni Novella .... line producer
Original Music by
Alberto Iglesias 
Cinematography by
José Luis Alcaine 
Film Editing by
José Salcedo 
Casting by
Luis San Narciso 
Production Design by
Salvador Parra 
Set Decoration by
Mara Matey 
Costume Design by
Bina Daigeler 
Makeup Department
Jessica Aguirre .... trainee hair stylist
Jessica Aguirre .... trainee makeup artist
Ana Caballero .... assistant makeup artist
Massimo Gattabrusi .... key hair stylist
Esther Gázquez .... assistant hair stylist
Ana Lozano .... makeup designer
Mariló Osuna .... makeup artist
Production Management
Federico Rozadillas .... assistant unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Rafael Carmona .... first assistant director
Eva Sánchez .... second assistant director
Mari Franç Torres .... third assistant director
Elena Valverde .... second assistant director
Bruno Velasco .... trainee assistant director
Jacob Santana .... third assistant director (uncredited)
Art Department
Alejandra Loiseau .... construction manager
Sound Department
José Antonio Bermúdez .... sound
Jaime Fernández-Cid Buscató .... boom operator
Ruth Márquez .... assistant boom operator
Jaume Puig .... sound consultant: Dolby
Miguel Rejas .... sound
Special Effects by
Carlos Ortega .... special effects technician
Visual Effects by
Juan Alonso .... digital compositor
Aníbal del Busto .... digital compositor
Eduardo Díaz .... visual effects supervisor
Sergio Garcia Abad .... senior cgi artist
Inma Nadela .... digital compositor
Guillermo Orbe .... digital compositor
Ramón Ramos .... digital compositor
Thorsten Rienth .... digital compositor
Ángel Plana .... stunt coordinator
Camera and Electrical Department
Paola Ardizzoni .... still photographer
Diego Campos .... genny operator
Roberto Campos .... genny operator
Yolanda Cáceres .... electrician
José Ramón Delgado .... first assistant camera
Igor Iglesias .... video assist
Francisco Izaguirre .... lighting technician
Luis Lattanzi .... second assistant camera
Joaquín Manchado .... camera operator
Sergio Mantecón .... lighting technician
Emilio Pereda .... still photographer
Juan Pompas .... electrician
José Manuel Reboul .... electrician
Alberto Sánchez Beltrán .... electrician
Casting Department
Ana Sainz-Trápaga .... casting assistant
Patricia Álvarez de Miranda .... casting assistant
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Ana Cuerda .... key costume assistant
Editorial Department
Noemí Dulau .... assistant colorist: scanner
Noemí Dulau .... digital intermediate colorist assistant
Kathy Thomson .... digital colorist
Music Department
Isobel Griffiths .... orchestra contractor
Bruce White .... viola
Jonathan Williams .... musician: cello
Other crew
Patricia Alcolea .... production assistant
Yuyi Beringola .... continuity
Sergio Díaz .... location manager
Verónica Díaz .... production coordinator
Anabela Farruggia .... production apprentice
Juan Gatti .... credits
Lara Isabel Gómez .... making-of cameraman
Marina Hernando .... production apprentice (as Marina H. Molini)
Liliana Niespial .... international relations assistant
Deborah Palomo .... publicist
Juan Varela .... personal assistant to director
Núria Moreno .... thanks

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"To Return" - USA (literal English title)
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Rated R for some sexual content and language
121 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Did You Know?

First movie of Pedro Almodóvar and Carmen Maura together in 18 years. Their friendship broke after shooting Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown (1988).See more »
Raimunda:Are there things I should know and don't?
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9 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
The story of 3 generations of women and their struggle to survive wind, fire and death, 8 February 2007
Author: inesv from Portugal

This is simple story about 3 generations of women: the grandmother Irene(Carmen Maura), her daughters Raimunda (Penélope Cruz)and Sole (Lola Dueñas) and her granddaughter Paula(Yohana Cobo). It takes place mainly in Madrid, in a neighbourhood where various ethnic groups and people from the different provinces of Spain live, people who went to Madrid looking for a better tomorrow. Raimunda, Sole and Paula have to go back to their home town to praise the dead and meet one of their aunts, Tia Paula (Chus Lampreave). Soon the old aunt dies and unleashes a serious of mysterious events, their dead mother re-appears to settle some unresolved issues with her daughters and with her neighbour, Augustina (Blanca Portillo), revealing a past until then unknown. This is movie about the Spanish culture, homesickness, the culture of the death and the struggle of 4 women with strong character and strong personality traits to survive wind, fire and death. It is extremely well produced and has great photography as well as an unmatchable soundtrack. It is a very nice movie, filled with laughter and emotions and with a beautiful simplicity . If you are waiting for a Hollywood romance, a Hollywood comedy or a twisting complex plot, this might not be what you are looking for.

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