When it appears as though the end is in sight, the pilots, flight crew, and passengers of a plane heading to Mexico City look to forget the anguish of the moment and face the greatest danger, which we carry within ourselves.

Director:

Pedro Almodóvar
3 wins & 10 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Antonio Banderas ... León
Penélope Cruz ... Jessica
Coté Soler Coté Soler ... Operario 2 (as Cote Soler)
Antonio de la Torre ... Álex Acero
Hugo Silva ... Benito Morón
Miguel Ángel Silvestre ... Novio
Laya Martí ... Novia
Javier Cámara ... Joserra
Carlos Areces ... Fajas
Raúl Arévalo ... Ulloa
Pepa Charro ... Piluca (azafata 1)
Nasser Saleh ... Joven étnico
Concha Galán Concha Galán ... Señora clase turista
José María Yazpik ... Infante (as José Mª Yazpik)
Guillermo Toledo ... Ricardo Galán
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Storyline

A technical failure has endangered the lives of the people on board Peninsula Flight 2549. The pilots are striving, along with their colleagues in the Control Center, to find a solution. The flight attendants and the chief steward are atypical, baroque characters who, in the face of danger, try to forget their own personal problems and devote themselves body and soul to the task of making the flight as enjoyable as possible for the passengers, while they wait for a solution. Life in the clouds is as complicated as it is at ground level, and for the same reasons, which could be summarized in two: sex and death. Written by Production

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Genres:

Comedy | Musical

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong sexual content including crude references, and drug use | See all certifications »

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Trivia

As usual in most of Pedro Almodóvar's movies, there is a small role for Agustín Almodóvar, his brother and producer of the film, who plays a tower controller at the landing airport at the end of the movie. See more »

Goofs

When the lady in the black shirt is about to jump off the bridge, she receives a call and answers the phone. She keeps talking, but the screen is on "home", showing the menu items which means that the phone is not receiving a call. See more »

Crazy Credits

at approx 6 minutes, the words UNA HORA Y MEDIA DESPUÉS seem to come out of the airplane's exhaust, as the plane flies across the screen. See more »

Connections

Referenced in BoJack Horseman: lovin that cali lifestyle!! (2017) See more »

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Extra II
by Alberto Iglesias
© 2013 AI Music / Quartet Records
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A colorful gay farce in the clouds
17 April 2018 | by ComedyFan2010See all my reviews

A plane has problems with the landing gear and so it is circling around waiting for a landing path. And while waiting for the landing the crew and the passengers do and tell a lot.

I read the movie is also supposed to be a farce of Spanish politics. Since I know absolutely nothing about Spanish politics I have missed it all. Maybe if I was familiar I would have liked the movie even more.

But it was still entertaining. My favorites of the movie are the flamboyant flight attendance. They have a great comedic presence and timing. I think one of my favorite parts of the movie is when they perform "I'm so excited" for the passengers.

At the same time it didn't bring as much humor with the passengers. They were all outrageous characters but it didn't go too far and we didn't get to connect too much with them. Of course this is a farce comedy and one shouldn't expect too much depth but I feel a little more could have been done.

Still it is a pretty entertaining and unique comedy. I would recommend it for people who aren't too offended by sexual humor and enjoy some lighthearted comedy.


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Country:

Spain

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

8 March 2013 (Spain) See more »

Also Known As:

I'm So Excited! See more »

Filming Locations:

Madrid, Spain See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

EUR5,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$97,328, 30 June 2013

Gross USA:

$1,368,119

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$21,245,677
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Company Credits

Production Co:

El Deseo See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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