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The Flower of My Secret (1995)

La flor de mi secreto (original title)
R | | Drama | 8 March 1996 (USA)
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Leo writes trashy romance novels under a pseudonym but as she struggles in her relationship with her husband, she finds her output becoming darker.

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Pedro Almodóvar
5 wins & 13 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Marisa Paredes ... Leo Macías
Juan Echanove ... Ángel
Carme Elias ... Betty
Rossy de Palma ... Rosa
Chus Lampreave ... Madre de Leo
Kiti Mánver ... Manuela (as Kiti Manver)
Joaquín Cortés ... Antonio
Manuela Vargas Manuela Vargas ... Blanca
Imanol Arias ... Paco
Gloria Muñoz ... Alicia
Juan José Otegui ... Tomás
Nancho Novo ... Doctor B
Jordi Mollà ... Doctor A
Alicia Agut Alicia Agut ... Vecina A
Marisol Muriel Marisol Muriel ... Bailarina
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Storyline

Leo Macias writes sentimental novels with great success but hidden under a pseudonym, Amanda Gris. She is unhappy with her professional life and with her husband, a soldier working in Brussels and Bosnia that is never at home. She will try anything to change her life. Written by Miguel A. Andrade <andrade@gredos.cnb.uam.es>

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Every woman has a secret...

Genres:

Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and brief sexuality | See all certifications »

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Trivia

European book supermarket fnac was only too happy to help out with the production, providing a huge exterior awning of the cover of a faked Amanda Gris novel that hung outside their Madrid office. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Volver (2006) See more »

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Ay amor
Written by Bola de Nieve (as Ignacio Jacinto Villa)
Performed by Bola de Nieve (as Bola de Nieve)
©© Editora musical de Cuba
La Habana (Cuba)
Editor autorizado en exclusiva para España y Portugal: SEEMSA
Por cortesía de Artex-Egrem
(p) 1995 POLYGRAM IBERICA, S.A., por acuerdo con EL DESEO, S.A. - CIBY 2000
© 1995 EL DESEO, S.A., - CIBY 2000
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Chick flick for midlife
23 April 2005 | by =G=See all my reviews

"The Flower of My Secret" follows a middle-aged married woman and somewhat neurotic novelist, Leo (Paredes), on the verge of divorce from the handwriting on the wall to the separation to the final realization and adjustments required to get her life back on track. There's little plot to be found in this linear dramady which sees Leo bumping into the people in her life for brief tete-a-tetes and bouncing off her emotional walls as she tries to cope with the inevitable. Not Almodovar's best work, this busy, mildly humorous, dialogue-intensive contempo Spanish flick received mild approval from critical corners and the public alike. Short on story but very well composed, "The Flower of My Secret" will play best with women, especially Spanish speakers or foreign film buffs. (B)


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Official Sites:

Sony Classics

Country:

Spain | France

Language:

Spanish | French

Release Date:

8 March 1996 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$13,399, 13 August 2006

Gross USA:

$1,104,622

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,104,622
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Company Credits

Production Co:

CiBy 2000, El Deseo See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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