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High Heels (1991)

Tacones lejanos (original title)
A singer returns after 15 years abroad to perform in Madrid and finds her 27 y.o. daughter married to one of her mom's ex-lovers.

Director:

Pedro Almodóvar

Writers:

Pedro Almodóvar (screenplay), Pedro Almodóvar (story)
Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 11 wins & 8 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Victoria Abril ... Rebeca Giner
Marisa Paredes ... Becky del Páramo
Miguel Bosé ... Juez Domínguez / Hugo / Letal
Anna Lizaran ... Margarita (as Ana Lizaran)
Mayrata O'Wisiedo Mayrata O'Wisiedo ... Madre del Juez Domínguez (as Mairata O'Wisiedo)
Cristina Marcos ... Paula
Féodor Atkine ... Manuel Giner (as Feodor Atkine)
Pedro Díez del Corral ... Alberto
Bibiana Fernández ... Susana (as Bibi Andersen)
Nacho Martínez ... Juan
Miriam Díaz-Aroca ... Isabel
Lupe Barrado Lupe Barrado ... Luisa
Juan José Otegui ... Capellán Hospital (as Juan Jose Otegui)
Paula Soldevila ... Enfermera Hospital
Javier Bardem ... Regidor T.V.
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Storyline

A girl's mother returns after 15 years to find her daughter has married one of her (the mother's) old boyfriends. They try to mend their broken mother/daughter relationship and deal with their common lover. Written by Ed Sutton <esutton@mindspring.com>

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Taglines:

a mother, a daughter, a lover. relationships can be murder.

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for a scene of strong sensuality, and for language | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Trivia

The original title of this film is referenced in the Castilian Spanish translation of the title of The Simpsons' episode "Lost Verizon" as "Móviles lejanos" instead of the original reference to the Frank Capra film "Lost Horizon". See more »

Goofs

The phone that rings after Rebecca comes home after getting out of jail is muted, yet it rings. See more »

Quotes

Rebeca: [announcing her husband's murder on the television news] According to the autopsy, the victim had had sexual relations shortly before he died. I can only add it was not with me.
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Connections

Featured in Que le meilleur gagne: Spécial Télévision (1993) See more »

Soundtracks

A Final Request
Written by George Fenton
Editor original Warner Bros Music Corp. (Canciones del Munido, S.A.)
Por cortesia de Warner Bros Inc.
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User Reviews

 
Almodovar's unique way
16 March 2000 | by MichaloSee all my reviews

An interesting mystery plot that is made a special film due to Almodovar's unique style of directing, his obsessions, his actresses and, maybe, above all the music investment.

A District Attorney who performs queen-shows, a daughter in the shade of her mother's glory, a mother under the pressure of her own glory, both involved with the same man (who is involved with other women as well), a different aspect of the TV and a different use of the TV-set. In addition two incredible songs "Un ano de amor" and "Piensa en mi".


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Details

Official Sites:

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Country:

Spain | France

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

20 December 1991 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

High Heels See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$74,103, 22 December 1991

Gross USA:

$1,710,057

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,710,057
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Canal+, CiBy 2000, El Deseo See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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