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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

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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Taglines:

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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Details

Official Sites:

Sony Classics

Country:

Spain | France

Language:

Spanish | French

Release Date:

8 March 1996 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Flower of My Secret See more »

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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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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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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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En el último trago
Written by José Alfredo Jiménez
Performed by Chavela Vargas
© BMG EDIM S.A. de C.V.
Autorizada para España a Ediciones musicales B.M.G. ARIOLA, S.A.
Grabación realizada durante la actuación en el Teatro Albeniz
(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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Repeated lines
3 December 2005 | by pradoskSee all my reviews

Yes, the line at the beginning is also on another movie: "All about my mother", where Manuela (who is the transplant coordinator at a Hospital) received the same news, with almost the same words. Although, excellent movie and all actors stunning. Chus Lampreave as funny as always, and Rosy De Palma nailed the middle aged lady character. I totally recommend this movie. One of the most dramatic movies from P. Almodovar. Marisa Paredes is a great actress, and had some main roles on Almodovar movies (All about my mother,High Heels/tacones lejanos) and this one. Juan Echanove gets the Teddy Bear tenderness, I just love him. Joaquin Cortes had a brief role, and had a little dance. I think he is very innovative and very powerful Bailaor. I tried to find "High Heels" but it seems very hard to find in the States. I'll keep trying.


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