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Pain and Glory (2019)

Dolor y gloria (original title)
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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
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Cast

Credited cast:
Penélope Cruz ... Jacinta
Antonio Banderas ... Salvador Mallo
Leonardo Sbaraglia ... Federico
Cecilia Roth ... Zulema
Asier Etxeandia ... Alberto Crespo
Raúl Arévalo ... Padre
Nora Navas ... Mercedes
Julieta Serrano ... Madre
Rosalía ... Rosita
Eva Martín ... Radióloga
Julián López ... Presentador
Agustín Almodóvar ... Sacerdote
Pedro Casablanc ... Dr. Galindo
Susi Sánchez ... Beata
Alba García
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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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Country:

Spain

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Spanish

Release Date:

4 October 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Dor e Glória See more »

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El Deseo See more »
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1.85 : 1
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Pedro Almodóvar's eighth collaboration with Antonio Banderas and his sixth with Penélope Cruz. Pain and Glory (2019) marks his second collaboration with both of them together, the first being I'm So Excited! (2013). See more »

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Come sinfonia
Written by Pino Donaggio
Performed by Mina
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The torment behind the genius
24 March 2019 | by LenaKronesSee all my reviews

As Salvador (exquisitely played by Antonio Banderas) says in the movie "A great actor is not the one who cries, but the one who knows how to contain the tears" and I think that describes the movie perfectly, you feel the pain in every scene but never get the chance to let that emotion overcome, it's a beautiful and raw portrayal of life in a way we've never seen Almodóvar do before, the film breathes a diaphanous simplicity and spontaneity, far from what we're used to see from the filmmaker. Every aspect of this movie felt very personal and intimate, almost like reading someone's diary while it's being written or someone sharing a part of their soul, i'm sure this movie wasn't easy to make.

This is a story about pain, sadness, solitude, self discovery, forgiveness and regret but most of all, it's a movie about overcoming and I honestly feel this is one of his best works in recent years.


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