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Pain and Glory (2019)

Dolor y gloria (original title)
R | | Drama | 4 October 2019 (USA)
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An aging film director suffering from chronic illness and writer's block reflects on his life.

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Pedro Almodóvar

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Pedro Almodóvar (screenplay)
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Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 65 wins & 155 nominations. See more awards »

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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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The protagonist of "Pain and Glory" was at the decline of his career. The man involuntarily looks back into the past, and a stream of vivid memories falls upon him. He recalls such moments from his youth as tender feelings for his mother, love and separation, the search for happiness and success. All this leads the master of cinema to important thoughts about life and art, because this is the most important thing for him. Written by Peter-Patrick76 (peter-patrick@mail.com)

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

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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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Salvador Mallo: Alberto, gossip ages, like people.
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References Diferente (1961) See more »

Soundtracks

La noche de mi amor
Written by Dolores Durán (as Adilea da Rocha Macedo) and Manuel L. Quiroga (as Manuel Lopez Quiroga Miquel)
Performed by Chavela Vargas
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More Pain than Glory
10 September 2019 | by andygeSee all my reviews

I used to look forward to every new Almodovar film but not so much for the last 10 years. He seems to have lost his way but this film at least sees him beginning to find a road back.This is semi autobiographical and it is entertaining to see what he has been up to during the last few years and to see Antonio Banderas playing effectively Almodovar himself. There are some very effective scenes especially those involving Penelope Cruz as his mother.... however the film is at least half an hour too long and lacks the eccentric and camp humour of his earlier classics.Still more pain than glory. Having said all that ANY Almodovar film is worth watching and he remains one of the great modern directors


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4 October 2019 (USA) See more »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$152,636, 6 October 2019

Gross USA:

$4,567,338

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$37,137,074
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