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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:

| (TV)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The character of Benigno is based on Pedro Almodóvar's close friend Roberto Benigni. 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

Edited into Final Cut: Ladies and Gentlemen (2012) See more »

Soundtracks

Cucurrucucú Paloma
Tomás Méndez (as Tomás Méndez Sosa)
Performed by Caetano Veloso
(c) Editorial Mexicana de Música Internacional
Courtesy of Peermusic Española, S.A.
By Arrangement with Universal Music Brazil
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About men
16 March 2003 | by rbverhoefSee all my reviews

This is a film about men and their emotions. One man has a relationship with a woman, the most famous female matador in Spain. He cries over the most strange things. The female matador gets in a coma. The other man is in love with a woman, he has only spoken to her once. The man is a male nurse and when the woman gets in a coma he is the one to take care of her. Some people around him thinks he is gay so he is allowed to take care of her, see her naked, touch her. The two men get to know each other while waiting at the beds of their loved ones.

I will not reveal what happens with the two women, or with the men. The way the subject is handled is great. In one way we see the two man devoting their lives two women. In another way we see the creepy part of that. For example we know the male nurse is in love with the one he is taking care of, and as I said, he sees naked every day. The woman seems to be an obsession, the man seems to be obsessed. We have sympathy for the men anyway.

The acting is good, a very intelligent story and a great direction makes this film one of the year's best. In the end you will have a strange feeling, and a good feeling as well.


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