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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.

Director:

Pedro Almodóvar
Won 1 Oscar. Another 45 wins & 47 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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Trivia

Agustín Almodóvar: the priest conducting the wedding is the producer of the film (and the director's brother). 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

Spoofed in Tipical Spanish: Españolada a la plancha (2009) See more »

Soundtracks

Hain't It Funny
(c) Ediciones Musicales Clipper's S.L.
Performed by k.d. lang
Courtesy of Warner Bros. Records Inc.
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products
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Alicia is a Stepford Wife
26 March 2003 | by jon3825See all my reviews

I think Almodovar is portraying a common male fantasy by portraying a Benigno obsessed and in love with a beautiful comatose woman. She is beautiful, sexually yielding, and doesn't have a functioning brain. In a way, it is like the Stepford Wives, where women are merely sexually attractive robots that do not possess any real intellect or consciousness, and certainly not the ability to refuse sex.


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Official Sites:

Sony Pictures Classics

Country:

Spain

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

14 February 2003 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$104,396, 24 November 2002

Gross USA:

$9,357,911

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$64,790,996
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (TV)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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