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All About My Mother ()

Todo sobre mi madre (original title)
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Young Esteban wants to become a writer and also to discover the identity of his second mother, a trans woman, carefully concealed by his mother Manuela.

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  • Won 1 Oscar. Another 57 wins & 38 nominations.
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Manuela
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Huma Rojo
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Nina
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Agrado
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Hermana Rosa
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Madre de Rosa (as Rosa María Sardá)
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Padre de Rosa
Toni Cantó ...
Lola
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Esteban
Carlos Lozano ...
Mario
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Doctor en 'Un tranvía llamado Deseo'
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Doctor 1
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Doctor 2
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Ginecólogo
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Malena
Yael Barnatán ...
Yael (as Yael Bernatán)
Carme Fortuny ...
Carmen
Patxi Freytez ...
Farmacéutico
Juan Márquez
Michel Ruben ...
Alex
Daniel Lanchas
Rosa Manaut
Carlos García Cambero ...
Heart Recipient (as Carlos G. Cambero)
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Taxista
Paz Sufrategui ...
Heart Recipient's Wife
Lola García
Esther García
Inma Subirà ...
(as Inmaculada Subira)
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Eve (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
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Margo (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
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Mamen (uncredited)
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Karen (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
Alexia Pardo ...
Agrado's friend (uncredited)
Lluís Pasqual ...
(uncredited)
Dolors Pozzan ...
Verónica Forqué Double (uncredited)
Fito Páez ...
Espectador (uncredited)
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Birdie (uncredited) (archiveFootage)

Directed by

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Pedro Almodóvar

Written by

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Pedro Almodóvar ... ()

Produced by

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Agustín Almodóvar ... executive producer
Claude Berri ... co-producer
Michel Ruben ... associate producer

Music by

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Alberto Iglesias

Cinematography by

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Affonso Beato ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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José Salcedo

Editorial Department

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Felisa Catalinas ... negative cutter
Manolo Laguna ... assistant editor
Rosa Ortiz ... assistant editor
Roberto Serrano ... promo editor / trailer
Chema Alba ... restoration supervisor (uncredited) (2016 restoration)
Luis Escalada ... digital restoration (uncredited)
Arrate Etxebarria ... digital restoration (uncredited)

Casting By

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Sara Bilbatua ... (as Sara Bilbatúa)

Production Design by

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Antxón Gómez

Art Direction by

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Antxón Gómez

Set Decoration by

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Federico García Cambero

Costume Design by

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José María de Cossío
Bina Daigeler

Makeup Department

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Antoñita viuda de Ruiz ... wigs (as Viuda de Ruiz)
Jorge Hernández Lobo ... makeup artist (as Jorge Hernández)
Juan Pedro Hernández ... makeup artist
Jean-Jacques Puchu ... key hair stylist

Production Management

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Sergio Díaz ... assistant production manager
Esther García ... production manager
Xavier Guallar ... assistant production manager
Juan de Haro ... assistant production manager trainee
Toni Novella ... assistant production manager
Carlos Pastor ... assistant production manager trainee
Tino Pont ... production manager
Borja Rodríguez Gamboa ... assistant production manager trainee

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Álvaro de Armiñán ... second assistant director
Ignacio Charrabe ... second second assistant director
Susana Fernández ... third assistant director
Covadonga R. Gamboa ... second assistant director
Pedro Lazaga ... first assistant director
Luisfer Machi ... second second assistant director (as Luis Fernando Machi)

Art Department

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Luis Aferré ... assistant set decorator
Marcos de Aguilar ... storyboard
José Altit ... props
Gonzalo Ansó ... props
Pedro Luis Arias ... laborer
Jesús Arroyo ... laborer
Tomás Corbacho ... laborer
Raúl Fernández ... laborer
Emilio García ... laborer
Enrique García ... settings
Vázquez Hermanos ... property master
Adelaida Huete ... laborer
Jesús Mateos ... property master
Ricardo Mengíbar ... property master
Alberto Pereira ... laborer
Juan Vicente Riuve ... props
Javier Rodríguez ... assistant set decorator trainee
Mari Carmen Rodríguez ... laborer
Juan Ignacio Viñuales ... props

Sound Department

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José Antonio Bermúdez ... sound mixer
Luis Castro ... sound effects
Jaime Fernández-Cid Buscató ... boom operator (as Jaime Fernández)
Diego Garrido ... sound mixer
Miguel Rejas ... sound
David Rodríguez ... assistant sound editor trainee
Ricardo Viñas ... dolby sound consultant
Iván Mayoral ... adr recordist (uncredited)

Special Effects by

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Antonio Molina ... special effects

Stunts

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Antonio Lemos ... stunt coordinator
Ismael Martínez ... stunts
Ignacio Garcia J. Sanchis ... stunt driver

Camera and Electrical Department

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Enrique Bello ... gaffer
Fernando Beltrán ... electrician
Rafael Castro ... electrician
José Ramón Delgado ... first assistant camera
Álvaro Gómez ... electrician
Ángel Gómez ... electrician
Luis Hidalgo ... electrician
Teresa Isasi ... still photographer
Joaquín Manchado ... second camera operator
Raúl Manchado ... assistant camera trainee
Eugenio Martínez ... electrician
José Luis Martínez ... electrician
Carlos Miguel ... key grip
Roberto Miguel ... second assistant camera (as Roberto de Miguel)
Alberto Poveda ... video technician
Aurelio Sánchez Herrera ... third assistant camera

Casting Department

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Mamen Moya ... extras casting: agencia 2001
Pilar Moya ... extras casting: agencia 2001
Macarena Pombo ... casting assistant

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Inma Artigas ... wardrobe
Humberto Cornejo ... wardrobe

Location Management

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Alfonso Holguín ... location manager
Carlos Machi ... location manager
Francisco Javier Prieto ... location manager
Miguel Ángel Vivas ... location manager: Barcelona

Music Department

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Alfredo Anaya ... musician
Paco Bastante ... musician
The City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra ... orchestra (as The City of Prague Philharmonic)
José Luis Crespo ... score recording & mixing
Fernando Egozcue ... musician
Lucio Godoy ... music producer / musician
Patrick Goraguer ... musician
Alberto Iglesias ... musician
Mario Klemens ... conductor
Iñaki del Olmo ... assistant music mixer
Enrique Pérez ... musician
Manuel Tobar ... musician
Patxi Urtegui ... musician

Script and Continuity Department

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Yuyi Beringola ... script supervisor

Transportation Department

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Ángel Frutos ... driver
Juan Luis Grande ... driver
Julián Hernández ... driver
Miguel Ángel López ... driver
Ángel Megino ... transportation
Carmelo Morón ... driver
Agustín Ruiz ... driver
Javier Sánchez ... driver
Bernardino Villanueva ... driver

Other crew

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Alfonso Aguirre ... laboratory director
Emilio Ardura ... tapestry
Yolanda Cáceres ... tuning key
Adela Donamaría ... administration staff
Sergio Díaz ... production assistant
Lola García ... assistant to director
Miguel Ángel García ... production coordinator
Beatriz Gordo ... administration staff
Óscar Mariné ... title designer
Pablo Núñez ... opticals
Pedro Paz ... assistant to director
Jorge Pérez ... stage manager: Barcelona
María Rodríguez ... stage manager
Martin Samper ... marketing and promotion
Ana Sanz ... administration staff
Luis Miguel Segura ... store agent
Rosa María Serrano ... administration staff
Paz Sufrategui ... press attache / unit publicist
Nicolás Tapia ... production assistant
Amaya Valero ... administration staff
Óscar Valero ... administrator

Thanks

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Aline ... thanks
Elena Benarroch ... thanks
Solán de Cabras ... thanks
Bette Davis ... dedicatee
María Díaz Laviada ... thanks
Pierre Edelman ... thanks
Cayetana Guillén Cuervo ... thanks
Gregorio Martínez ... thanks
Momi Mokuba ... thanks
Nachy ... thanks
Rodolfo Olmedo ... thanks
Lluís Pasqual ... thanks
Teresa Ramallal ... thanks
Helena Rohner ... thanks
Gena Rowlands ... dedicatee
Romy Schneider ... dedicatee
Mamen Segovia ... thanks
Reni Zanundio ... thanks

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

Manuela is a hard-working single mom who has raised her son Esteban by herself since the time he was born. On his 17th birthday they go to the theater and after the show, he tries to get the main actress' autograph but is run down on the street and dies. She quits her job and journeys to Barcelona, where she hopes to find her son's father, Lola, a transvestite she kept secret from her son, just as she never told Lola they had a son. In Barcelona, Manuela reunites with her old friend Agrado, a warm and witty transvestite prostitute. She also meets and becomes deeply involved with several characters: Rosa, a young nun who works in a shelter for battered prostitutes, but is pregnant by Lola and is HIV positive; Huma Rojo, the actress her son had admired; and the drug-addicted Nina Cruz, Huma's co-star and lover. Her life becomes entwined with theirs as she cares for Rosa during her pregnancy and works for Huma as her personal assistant and even acts in the play as an understudy for Nina during one of her drug abuse crises. Together they form a life and become fast friends - until tragedy strikes again. Written by lament

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Taglines Part of every woman is a mother/actress/saint/sinner. And part of every man is a woman. (English trailer) See more »
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Also Known As
  • Tout sur ma mère (France)
  • All About My Mother (World-wide, English title)
  • All About My Mother (Europe, English title)
  • All About My Mother (Japan, English title)
  • All About My Mother (United States)
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Runtime
  • 101 min
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Did You Know?

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Trivia Agrado's monologue was based on a real life event. When the electronic system of an Argentinian theater failed, the director suspended the show. Actress Lola Membrives decided to give the news to the audience and make them an offer: if they'd stay, they could listen to the narration of her life. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Instinct/The Loss of Sexual Innocence/Limbo (1999). See more »
Soundtracks Gorrión See more »
Quotes Agrado: Well, as I was saying, it costs a lot to be authentic, ma'am. And one can't be stingy with these things because you are more authentic the more you resemble what you've dreamed of being.
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