A brilliant plastic surgeon, haunted by past tragedies, creates a type of synthetic skin that withstands any kind of damage. His guinea pig: a mysterious and volatile woman who holds the key to his obsession.
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
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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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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