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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

Writer:

Pedro Almodóvar (screenplay)
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Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 65 wins & 156 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's first collaboration with Pedro Almodóvar in almost thirty years. They had previously worked together on many of his 1980s films: Pepi, Luci, Bom and Other Girls Like Mom (1980), Dark Habits (1983), Matador (1986), Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down! (1989) and, most famously, Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown (1988). See more »

Quotes

Salvador Mallo: Life disgusts me like a useless medicine. And it is then when I feel with clear visions how easy it would be to get away from this tedium if I had the simple strength of wanting to really push him away.
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Connections

Featured in 2020 Golden Globe Awards (2020) 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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INIMITABILE
15 January 2020 | by RinoBortone91See all my reviews

Almodovar once again manages to amaze with a unique lightness that bears its unequivocal signature. Solemn rhythm, cautious and light; skyrocketing emotions and Almodovar's direction with unprecedented play of colors that makes this film one of the best cinematography proofs. Antonio Banderas is perhaps at the peak of his performances, because this time its one of his most unforgettable actorial tests.


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Country:

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Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

4 October 2019 (USA) See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$152,636, 6 October 2019

Gross USA:

$4,567,338

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$37,137,074
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1.37 : 1
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