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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.

Director:

Pedro Almodóvar

Writer:

Pedro Almodóvar (screenplay)
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Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 68 wins & 163 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

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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Storyline

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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Genres:

Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Inspired by (1963). See more »

Quotes

Federico Delgado: Love is not enough to save the person you love.
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Featured in The Oscars (2020) See more »

Soundtracks

La Vie en Rose
Music by Louiguy
French lyrics by Édith Piaf
English lyrics by Mack David
Performed by Grace Jones
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Melancholy Masterpiece
4 September 2019 | by richardkiddleSee all my reviews

I can see why this film will not please everyone but I think people of a certain age & long time fans of Almodovar will find much to appreciate in this mature work. Antonia Banderas gives an Oscar worthy performance & is worth the ticket price alone. On the surface not a lot of drama happens but on a deeper level this film examines grief, mortality, ageing, regret, religion , sexuality & much more. It's a film that you will be thinking about long after it has finished.


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Country:

Spain | France

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

4 October 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$152,636, 6 October 2019

Gross USA:

$4,567,338

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$37,359,689
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Canal+, Ciné+, El Deseo See more »
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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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