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Take My Eyes (2003)

Te doy mis ojos (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama, Romance | 10 October 2003 (Spain)
One winter night, Pilar runs away from home. With her, she takes only a few belongings and her son, Juan. Antonio soon sets out to look for her. He says Pilar is his sunshine, and what's more, "She gave him her eyes"...

Director:

Icíar Bollaín
42 wins & 17 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Laia Marull ... Pilar
Luis Tosar ... Antonio
Candela Peña ... Ana
Rosa Maria Sardà ... Aurora
Kiti Mánver ... Rosa (as Kiti Manver)
Sergi Calleja Sergi Calleja ... Terapeuta
David Mooney David Mooney ... John (as Dave Mooney)
Nicolás Fernández Luna Nicolás Fernández Luna ... Juan
Elisabet Gelabert ... Lola
Elena Irureta Elena Irureta ... Carmen
Chus Gutiérrez ... Raquel
Antonio de la Torre
Aitor Merino
Francesc Garrido
Javier Batanero
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Storyline

Pilar runs away in the middle of the night from her house, located in a peripheral and residential neighborhood of Toledo; She carries her eight-year-old son with her. She seeks refuge at her sister's house, an art restorer who leads an independent life with her Scottish partner, both of whom reside in the old and historical part of Toledo. Pilar is one more victim of gender violence, who tries to rebuild her life and begins to work as a cashier for tourist. Through her new job she begins to relate to other women. Antonio, her husband, undertakes his search and recovery, promises to change and seeks help from a psychologist. Pilar gives her husband another chance, with the opposition of her sister, who is unable to understand her attitude. Despite Antonio's efforts to follow the advice of therapy, his violent personality and insecurities end up publicly undressing and humiliating his wife on a balcony. Written by Wiki

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Taglines:

Donde dice hogar se lee infierno. Donde dice amor hay dolor. (Where it reads 'home' read 'hell'. Where it reads 'love' there is pain)

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Based on Bollaín's short "Amores que matan". Luis Tosar kept his role and Elisabeth Gelabert played a smaller one as a friend of the new leading actress, Laia Marull. See more »

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Referenced in Spanish Movie (2009) See more »

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Farewell To Gibraltar
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We need more movies like this.
12 October 2003 | by eugeniaandinoSee all my reviews

The best I can say in favor of this film is that I came out of the cinema with terrible back pain because I had been so extremely tense while watching it. The actors are absolutely brilliant, communicating all that needs to be told, and the plot is never simplistic.

Most European social cinema seems influenced by Ken Loach's movies and this one is no exception. The way time passes slowly and characters try hard to improve their situation reminds a lot of Loach's "Sweet Sixteen", among others.

If there is any weakness to the movie is that I can't say if people who do not share the director's opinions on gender violence would appreciate this movie as much as I have.


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Country:

Spain

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

10 October 2003 (Spain) See more »

Also Known As:

Take My Eyes See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,440, 19 March 2006

Gross USA:

$30,496

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$6,098,633
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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