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The Flower of My Secret ()

La flor de mi secreto (original title)
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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... See more »

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Leo Macías
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Ángel
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Betty
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Rosa
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Madre de Leo
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Manuela (as Kiti Manver)
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Antonio
Manuela Vargas ...
Blanca
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Paco
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Alicia
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Tomás
Nancho Novo ...
Doctor B
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Doctor A
Alicia Agut ...
Vecina A
Marisol Muriel ...
Bailarina
Teresa Ibáñez ...
Vecina B
José Palau ...
Yonqui
Abraham García ...
Camarero
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Chavela Vargas ...
Herself (archiveFootage)
Daniel Cebrián ...
Cameraman (uncredited)

Directed by

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Pedro Almodóvar

Written by

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Pedro Almodóvar ... ()
 
Dorothy Parker ... (short story "The lovely leave") (uncredited)

Produced by

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Agustín Almodóvar ... executive producer
Esther García ... producer

Music by

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Alberto Iglesias

Cinematography by

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Affonso Beato

Film Editing by

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José Salcedo

Editorial Department

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Manolo Laguna ... assistant editor
Ximo Michavila ... telecine colorist
Rosa Ortiz ... assistant editor
Chema Alba ... restoration supervisor (uncredited) (2016 restoration)
Luis Escalada ... digital restoration (uncredited)
Arrate Etxebarria ... digital restoration (uncredited)

Production Design by

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Esther García

Art Direction by

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Wolfgang Burmann
Miguel López Pelegrín

Set Decoration by

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Miguel López Pelegrín

Costume Design by

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Hugo Mezcua

Makeup Department

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Jorge Hernández Lobo ... assistant makeup artist (as Jorge Hernández) / makeup artist (as Jorge Hernández)
Juan Pedro Hernández ... makeup artist
Antonio Panizza ... hair stylist

Production Management

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Aude Girard ... production supervisor: France
Alejandro Vázquez ... production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Marta Calvo ... second assistant director
Covadonga R. Gamboa ... assistant director trainee
Pedro Lazaga ... assistant director
Ana Muñoz ... second assistant director

Art Department

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José Altit ... set dresser
Emilio Ardura ... upholstery
Federico García Cambero ... assistant art director
Juan Gatti ... graphic designer
Mikel Izaguirre ... set dresser
Antón Laguna ... assistant set decorator
Chusa Martínez ... assistant property master
Juan Vicente Riuve ... set dresser
María Rodríguez ... property master
Juan Ignacio Viñuales ... set dresser

Sound Department

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Aitor Berenguer ... boom operator
José Antonio Bermúdez ... sound mixer
Michael A. Carter ... assistant sound mixer
Luis Castro ... sound effects
Anthony Cleal ... assistant sound mixer
Carlos Garrido ... assistant sound mixer
Graham V. Hartstone ... sound mixer
Antonio Illán ... sound recordist
Bernardo Menz ... sound
Fran Villarrubia ... copyist

Special Effects by

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Juan Ramón Molina ... special effects

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Jorge Calvo ... digital artist: title sequence
Pablo Núñez ... opticals

Camera and Electrical Department

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Enrique Bello ... gaffer
Marc Beneria ... second assistant camera
Joan Benet ... assistant camera
Rafael Castro ... electrician
Ignacio Charrabe ... assistant camera trainee (as Nacho Charrabe)
Antonio Gil ... grip (as Toni Gil)
Ángel Granell ... electrician
Mónica Hernández ... video technician
Jean-Marie Leroy ... still photographer
Michael Levine ... camera operator
Carlos Miguel ... key grip

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Isabel Berz ... wardrobe
Ana Morales ... assistant costume designer
Rosa Paradeda ... wardrobe (as Rosa Paradela)

Music Department

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Marín Casacu ... musician: violoncello
José Luis Crespo ... music mixer
Tomás Garrido ... conductor
Lucio Godoy ... music producer
Cristian Ifrim ... musician: viola
Alberto Iglesias ... music producer
Vladimir Memtanu ... musician: violin
Antonio Olariaga ... music recordist
Salvador Espasa ... flute (uncredited)
Tomás Garrido ... orchestra leader (uncredited)
Jorge Lema ... musician: bandoneon (uncredited)
Antonio Olariaga ... recording engineer (uncredited)
Enrique Pérez ... clarinet (uncredited)

Transportation Department

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Ángel Megino ... transportation

Other crew

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Alfonso Aguirre ... laboratory director
Emilio Ardura ... tapestry
Simona Benzakein ... press promotion / unit publicist
Miguel de Casas ... production assistant
Daniel Cebrián ... making-of
Lola García ... production assistant
Juan Gatti ... title designer
Beatriz Gordo ... administration staff
Alejandro Heeren ... gardener
Marisa Ibarra ... script supervisor
Luisfer Machi ... administration staff
Toni Novella ... production assistant
Iker Ortiz de Zárate ... administration staff
Diego Pajuelo ... administration staff
Pedro Paz ... assistant to director
Michel Ruben ... collaborator
Ana Sanz ... administration staff
Carmen Segovia ... collaborator
Paz Sufrategui ... press promotion / unit publicist
José María Sánchez ... collaborator
Óscar Raúl Tugores ... trainee production assistant
Óscar Valero ... administrator

Thanks

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Barbie ... special thanks
Isabel Berz ... special thanks
Robert Clerguerie ... special thanks
Adolfo Domínguez ... special thanks
J. Fenestrier ... special thanks
Álvaro Fontanals ... special thanks
Carlos García Berlanga ... special thanks
Cristina Hugarte ... special thanks
Carlos Luna ... special thanks
Ingo Manzer ... special thanks
Nina Masso ... special thanks
Javier Múñoz ... special thanks
Marquesa de Portugalete ... special thanks
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Plot Summary

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

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Also Known As
  • La fleur de mon secret (France)
  • The Flower of My Secret (United States)
  • Mein blühendes Geheimnis (Germany)
  • Kwiat mego sekretu (Poland)
  • Min hemmeligheds blomst (Denmark)
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  • 103 min
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Trivia During the film Leo talks about story lines for books. One of the stories is about a girl who kills her father after he tries to rape her and then along with her mother hides the body in a restaurant freezer. This is the basic plot of Volver (2006), one of Almodóvar's later films. See more »
Movie Connections Referenced in Dolor y vida: Un acercamiento a 'La flor de mi secreto' (1995). See more »
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