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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

Rebeca Giner (Victoria Abril) has a talk with her mother, Becky del Páramo (Marisa Paredes) in prison. The talk refers to the conflicts between daughter and mother referenced in the movie Autumn Sonata (1978) by director Ingmar Bergman. In 2008 Marisa Paredes played the mother in a stage play of Autumn Sonata (1978) on the Teatro de la Zarzuela in Madrid. See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

Becky del Páramo: [during Interrogation] You don't kill a daughter's husband two days before your theatrical debut!
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Connections

Referenced in The Dangerous (1995) 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

 
Not bad
23 May 2002 | by xapa03See all my reviews

In our Spanish Cinema class we have watched many Spanish movies. Most of these movies were boring and had horrible endings, but Tacones Lejanos wasn't bad. Pedro Almodovar is a good director and both High Heels and Women on the Board of a Nervous Breakdown held our class' interest, and did not disappoint us too badly with their endings.


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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:

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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