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Everybody Knows (2018)

Todos lo saben (original title)
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Laura, a Spanish woman living in Buenos Aires, returns to her hometown outside Madrid with her two children to attend her sister's wedding. However, the trip is upset by unexpected events that bring secrets into the open.

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Asghar Farhadi

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Asghar Farhadi
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Penélope Cruz ... Laura
Javier Bardem ... Paco
Ricardo Darín ... Alejandro
Eduard Fernández ... Fernando
Bárbara Lennie ... Bea
Inma Cuesta ... Ana
Elvira Mínguez ... Mariana
Ramón Barea ... Antonio
Carla Campra ... Irene
Sara Sálamo Sara Sálamo ... Rocío
Roger Casamajor ... Joan
José Ángel Egido ... Jorge
Sergio Castellanos ... Felipe
Iván Chavero ... Diego
Tomás del Estal ... Andres
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Laura, a Spanish woman living in Buenos Aires, returns to her hometown outside Madrid with her two children to attend her sister's wedding. However, the trip is upset by unexpected events that bring secrets into the open.

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Who knows your fears; who knows the truth. See more »


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Rated R for some language | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Asghar Farhadi's 8th feature film. See more »

Quotes

Paco: It's time that gives character, from personality to wine.
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Referenced in El hormiguero: Penélope Cruz (2018) See more »

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Domingos Raros
Compuesta por: Juan Carlos Sotos
Interpretada por: Sotos
Extraída de su álbum: Tiempo al Tiempo
Cortesía de The Fish Factory
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Nobody Knows Anything
12 June 2019 | by tigerfish50See all my reviews

The films of Asghar Farhadi are renowned for being suspenseful dramas, but it would be an exaggeration to describe them as thrillers. 'Everybody Knows' plunges into this genre as 40-something Laura returns to her native Spain for a younger sister's wedding, accompanied by her teenage daughter Irene. During the festivities, Irene is drugged and abducted, with the abductors leaving evidence they were behind a previous kidnapping where the victim had been killed.

Messages soon arrive demanding a ransom and warning Laura against informing the police. Laura's family decide to handle matters themselves, but they respond with confused disarray as old secrets, suspicions, jealousies and resentments are exposed. The first secret to emerge is that the reputed wealth of Laura's husband is a mirage, so the panicked clan must search for an alternative source to satisfy the kidnappers' requirements. An outsider wavers over supplying the necessary cash, but strangely none of Laura's extended family volunteers to make any contribution to ensure Irene's safe return.

Farhadi's direction of the complex interactions between the family members is up to his usual high standard. At the end, rather than neatly wrapping things up, he makes the sophisticated choice to leave his audience speculating how the fallout will affect his characters' future lives. Unfortunately he also makes a glaring omission which undermines the film's credibility - the police remain conspicuous by their absence even after the crisis has reached its conclusion, despite a serious crime having occurred.


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Release Date:

8 February 2019 (USA) See more »

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Budget:

EUR10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$71,207, 10 February 2019

Gross USA:

$2,660,165

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$19,176,163
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