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Nobody Will Speak of Us When We're Dead (1995)

Nadie hablará de nosotras cuando hayamos muerto (original title)
Escaping gangsters trying to kill her because of being witness to a crime, Gloria (Victoria Abril), a young woman of lower class, comes back to Madrid, Spain and to her family. There she ... See full summary »

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Agustín Díaz Yanes (as Agustin Diaz Yanes)

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Agustín Díaz Yanes (as Agustin Diaz Yanes)
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Victoria Abril ... Gloria
Pilar Bardem ... Doña Julia
Federico Luppi ... Eduardo
Ángel Alcázar Ángel Alcázar ... Juan (as Angel Alcazar)
María Asquerino ... Esperanza (as Maria Asquerino)
Fernando Delgado ... Cura
Daniel Giménez Cacho ... Oswaldo (as Daniel Jimenez Cacho)
Ana Ofelia Murguía Ana Ofelia Murguía ... Doña Amelia (as Ana Ofelia Murguia)
Guillermo Gil Guillermo Gil ... Evaristo
Bruno Bichir ... Many
Demián Bichir ... Omar (as Demian Bichir)
Marta Aura ... María Luisa
Jorge Bosso Jorge Bosso ... Empleado Peletería
Saturnino García ... Ramiro (as Saturnino Garcia)
Aurelio Río Aurelio Río ... Hijo Ramiro (as Aurelio del Rio)
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Escaping gangsters trying to kill her because of being witness to a crime, Gloria (Victoria Abril), a young woman of lower class, comes back to Madrid, Spain and to her family. There she tries to find work and earn some money... Written by Volker Boehm

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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Nobody will speak of us when we're dead
29 December 2008 | by andrabemSee all my reviews

Gloria (Victoria Abril) witnesses a brutal killing in Mexico. She had come from Spain 2 years ago. She was married to a torero and they lived a good life. Her mother-in-law lived with them. A fatal accident in the arena leaves him paralyzed in bed. Hard times hit them. Gloria begins to drink and her life goes out of control. She thinks she has nothing left to lose and decides to try her luck in Mexico. In Mexico things get still worse. Gloria becomes a whore and after witnessing this killing (related to drugs, money laundry etc..) and barely escaping with her life, she's deported back to Spain. In Spain she goes to live with her mother-in-law, Julia (Pilar Bardem) and her completely disabled husband. Life goes on as dark as ever. Finding a job is difficult. But in spite of all there's a strong emotional link between Gloria and Julia (her mother-in-law). But to add to Gloria's problems, two killers are sent from Mexico to silence her and get back some documents they think she has in her possession.

I will not delve further into the story that has many other facets because I don't want to spoil the film for you. The film shows us the darker side of sunny Spain. "Nadie hablará de nosotras cuando hayamos muerto" (Nobody will speak of us when we're dead) has something of a film noir, but it transcends the conventions of the genre. To give you an idea of what the film looks like I would say that it's a film noir with a strong neorealistic feel to it.

The performances overall are very good (especially Victoria Abril), but it would be very unfair not to mention Pilar Bardem's shining performance, and Federico Luppi's as well.

"Nadie hablará de nosotras cuando hayamos muerto" is gritty, powerful and emotional. The Spanish cinema is in my opinion one of the best in the world. If you like Victoria Abril I recommend also (among many): "Amantes", "Entre las piernas", "Sin noticias de Dios" etc..


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Spain | Mexico

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5 October 1995 (Spain) See more »

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