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  (in credits order)

Carmen Machi ... Chon

Penélope Cruz ... Pina

Marta Aledo ... Maribel

Directed by
Pedro Almodóvar  (as Mateo Blanco)
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Pedro Almodóvar  (as Harry 'Huracán' Caine)

Produced by
Agustín Almodóvar .... producer (uncredited)
Cinematography by
Joaquín Manchado 
Production Management
Sergio Díaz .... unit production manager
Sound Department
Jaime Fernández-Cid Buscató .... boom operator
Rodrigo Merolla .... second boom operator
Miguel Rejas .... sound
Camera and Electrical Department
Joaquín Manchado .... second operator
Editorial Department
Miguel P. Gilaberte .... digital intermediate colorist
Other crew
María Jesús Almodóvar .... food caterer (as Chus Almodóvar)
Fernando Lueches .... assistant to director

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Also Known As:
"La concejala antropófaga" - Spain (original title)
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8 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Did You Know?

This short came up because Pedro Almodóvar was so happy with Carmen Machi's performance that wrote the monologue she said the night after she shot her scene in Broken Embraces (2009). Next morning, Almodóvar approached Machi with the script and filmed it that day.See more »
Chon:There is nothing more democratic than pleasureSee more »
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Spin off from Broken Embraces (2009)See more »


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Foot fetish, 24 February 2016
Author: Thomas ( from Berlin, Germany

*** This review may contain spoilers ***

"La concejala antropófaga" or "The Cannibalistic Councillor" is a Spanish 8-minute short film from 8 years ago written and directed by Pedro Almodóvar under a pseudonym. It is very loosely connected to his full feature film "Los abrazos rotos". In this little film here, we basically have a woman talk for the entire film about her approach to life in general, but also about how sex is the only thing really important to her while another woman is sitting opposite her and sleeping apparently, but dreaming about what the main character says all the time. I must say while I really liked "Los abrazos rotos", this one here did not do a whole lot to me. The moment when she talks to the audience is fine and it's visually a good watch too with all the bright colors and costumes and set decoration, but in terms of contents and story this was pretty underwhelming. That is also why overall I do not recommend checking it out. Thumbs down.

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