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Frida (2002)

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A biography of artist Frida Kahlo, who channeled the pain of a crippling injury and her tempestuous marriage into her work.

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Won 2 Oscars. Another 15 wins & 46 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Frida Kahlo
... Cristina Kahlo
... Diego Rivera
... David Alfaro Siqueiros
... Lupe Marín
... Alejandro 'Alex'
... Nelson Rockefeller
Alejandro Usigli ... Professor
... Gracie
Loló Navarro ... Nanny (as Lolo Navarro)
... Guillermo Kahlo
Fermín Martínez ... Painter on Bus (as Fermin Martinez)
Amelia Zapata ... Maid
... Tina Modotti
... Dr. Farril
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"Frida" chronicles the life Frida Kahlo shared unflinchingly and openly with Diego Rivera, as the young couple took the art world by storm. From her complex and enduring relationship with her mentor and husband to her illicit and controversial affair with Leon Trotsky, to her provocative and romantic entanglements with women, Frida Kahlo lived a bold and uncompromising life as a political, artistic, and sexual revolutionary. Written by Anonymous

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Prepare to be seduced


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Rated R for sexuality/nudity and language | See all certifications »

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22 November 2002 (USA)  »

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Frida Kahlo  »

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Budget:

$12,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$205,996, 27 October 2002, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$25,885,000

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$56,298,474
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Trivia

Madonna wanted to cast Marlon Brando as Diego Rivera. See more »

Goofs

In a scene taking place in 1933 Rivera mentions Happy Rockefeller, Nelson Rockefeller's wife. In reality, in 1933 Happy was only 7, and wasn't named "Rockefeller" yet. She and Nelson got married 30 years later, in 1963. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Frida Kahlo: Careful, guys. This corpse is still breathing. Try to get me there in one piece.
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La Llorona
Written by Luis Mars
Performed by Chavela Vargas
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Salma Hayek RULES
9 November 2002 | by See all my reviews

This is a very well-realized film, and the most inspired thing about it is the casting of Salma Hayek in the title role.

After displaying amazing star quality in Desperado, Hayek has been sadly under-used by the film world - until this magnificent and passionate performance, which will surely get her an Oscar nomination if there's any hope for Hollywood at all. Proving herself capable of enormous range and blazingly intense depth, Hayek's Frida is a genuine flesh-and-blood individual who refuses to live life on the sidelines (as women were 'supposed' to do in those days). She was an artist in every sense of the word - taking and owning all that life gave her and transforming it into unflinching portraits of her soul. Supremely inspiring and deeply felt.


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