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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 literal translation of the Spanish title into English is "Distant Heels", the sound of which both Becky and Rebecca refer to when reminiscing about their respective childhoods. The English title 'High Heels' may have led to its mixed reception by critics and audiences in the US and UK who were expecting a comedy about fashion. 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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Soundtracks

Beyond My Control
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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Lyrical, allegorical, and very well acted
29 May 2001 | by sultana-1See all my reviews

Aldomovar is one of the few male directors on the planet who is a true artist and painting a portrait with female emotions. Using garish sets, outrageous humor, and witty songs, Aldomovar expertly juxtaposes the absurdity of what we fleetingly but devoutly believe is truly important with eternal truths. If you speak Spanish, then you are privy to another layer of wry duality that really doesn't translate through the subtitles. Abril is remarkable as the returning mother finding things turned upside down and ultimately doing it one or two better. Highly recommended.


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Official Sites:

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Country:

Spain | France

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

20 December 1991 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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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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