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Pain and Glory (2019)

Dolor y gloria (original title)
R | | Drama | 4 October 2019 (USA)
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A film director reflects on the choices he's made in life as past and present come crashing down around him.

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Pedro Almodóvar

Writer:

Pedro Almodóvar (as Almodóvar)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Antonio Banderas ... Salvador Mallo
Asier Etxeandia ... Alberto Crespo
Leonardo Sbaraglia ... Federico Delgado
Nora Navas ... Mercedes
Julieta Serrano ... Jacinta
César Vicente ... Eduardo
Asier Flores ... Salvador Mallo
Penélope Cruz ... Jacinta
Cecilia Roth ... Zulema
Susi Sánchez ... Beata
Raúl Arévalo ... Venancio Mallo
Pedro Casablanc ... Dr. A. Galindo
Julián López ... Presentador
Eva Martín ... Radióloga
Sara Sierra Sara Sierra ... Conchita
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A film director reflects on the choices he's made in life as past and present come crashing down around him.

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Rated R for drug use, some graphic nudity and language. | See all certifications »

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Country:

Spain

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

4 October 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Dor e Glória See more »

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Canal+, Ciné +, El Deseo See more »
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1.85 : 1
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Julieta Serrano and Antonio Banderas already played mother and son, more than 30 years before, in another two movies by Pedro Almodóvar: Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown (1988) and Matador (1986) See more »

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A happy child. A tormented adult.
19 May 2019 | by FrenchEddieFelsonSee all my reviews

We discover an Imaginary Invalid (Molière, 1673) who is afraid of growing old and who renews contact, more or less deftly, with former acquaintances for an undisclosed purpose, either in a process of redemption or in order to fill the void of his existence. I truly loved the introductory scene with the four women washing clothes at the edge of a river, and the scenes in which Salvador Mallo is a child, with Penélope Cruz as his mother. These scenes are tenderly contemplative. Otherwise, the movie drags on excessively. Although I'm usually fond of biographies, with a certain eclecticism, on people such as Leonardo da Vinci, Winston Churchill, Nicolaus Copernicus, Mahatma Gandhi, Alan Turing, Napoléon Bonaparte, Christopher Columbus or even Elton John, what is the point, if I may, of a biography about Pedro Almodovar? In my humble opinion, this cinematographic autobiography, while moving and successful, might be summed up to an egocentric work about a sad and lonely man, with an insignificant embarrassment of riches, and is then probably reserved for the regular fans of Pedro Almodovar.


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