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Talk to Her (2002)

Hable con ella (original title)
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Two men share an odd friendship while they care for two women who are both in deep comas.

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Pedro Almodóvar
Won 1 Oscar. Another 42 wins & 45 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Javier Cámara ... Benigno Martín
Darío Grandinetti ... Marco Zuluaga
Leonor Watling ... Alicia
Rosario Flores ... Lydia González
Mariola Fuentes ... Rosa
Geraldine Chaplin ... Katerina Bilova
Pina Bausch ... Bailarina 'Café Müller'
Malou Airaudo Malou Airaudo ... Bailarine 'Café Müller' (Dancer)
Caetano Veloso ... Singer at party - "Cucurrucucú Paloma"
Roberto Álvarez ... Doctor Vega
Elena Anaya ... Ángela
Lola Dueñas ... Matilde
Adolfo Fernández Adolfo Fernández ... Niño de Valencia
Ana Fernández ... Hermana de Lydia
Chus Lampreave ... Portera
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Storyline

After a chance encounter at a theater, two men, Benigno and Marco, meet at a private clinic where Benigno works. Lydia, Marco's girlfriend and a bullfighter by profession, has been gored and is in a coma. It so happens that Benigno is looking after another woman in a coma, Alicia, a young ballet student. The lives of the four characters will flow in all directions, past, present and future, dragging all of them towards an unsuspected destiny. Written by Anonymous

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Genres:

Drama | Mystery | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for nudity, sexual content and some language | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

Spain

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

14 February 2003 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Talk to Her See more »

Filming Locations:

Aranjuez, Madrid, Spain See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$964,098 (Spain), 25 January 2002

Opening Weekend USA:

$104,396, 24 November 2002, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$9,284,265, 15 June 2003
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Cecilia Roth, Marisa Paredes: frequent Pedro Almodóvar actors appear briefly when Caetano Veloso is singing. See more »

Quotes

Marco Zuluaga: Love is the saddest thing when it goes away, as a song by Jobim goes.
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Crazy Credits

The end credits contain the following text: "El 7 de agosto, durante el rodaje de esta película nació Pablo hijo de Cova y de Juan y niño de todos.". This translates to: "On August 7th, while shooting this movie, Pablo, son of Cova and Juan and child of all of us, was born." See more »

Connections

References Persona (1966) See more »

Soundtracks

Raquel
By Rufino Almeida (c) Africa Nostra
From album "Tôp d'Coroa" by Bau
Courtesy of Lusafrica
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When a man loves a woman (and she doesn't know it)...
25 November 2002 | by george.schmidtSee all my reviews

TALK TO HER (2002) **** Javier Camara, Dario Grandinetti, Leonor Watling, Rosario Flores, Mariola Fuentes, Geraldine Chaplin. Filmmaker Pedro Almodovar once again creates a cinematic masterpiece in his ongoing quest to bring together the war of the sexes as a harmonic convergence this time in a somewhat surreal matter involving a male nurse (Camara) and a tough yet sensitive journalist (Grandinetti) who form a unique friendship when his girlfriend, a bullfighter (Flores), is gored and sent into a coma landing her in the hospital where Camara is taking care of his ‘beloved' (Watling), a dancer, who he has fallen in love with her when he (in a sense) was stalking her. Love, sex, desire and social ills fall into one heady mix of melodrama, soap opera fodder and a sprinkling of comedy as well as a memorable foray into silent cinema with `The Shrinking Lover' (think of an NC-17 version of `The Incredible Shrinking Man') that actually serves as a Greek chorus as to the happenings occurring. Controversial, bold and audacious in its execution yet ultimately haunting, harrowing and altogether human (and humane). One of the year's best films.


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