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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

Writer:

Pedro Almodóvar (as Almodóvar)
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Credited cast:
Penélope Cruz ... Jacinta Mallo joven
Antonio Banderas ... Salvador Mallo
Leonardo Sbaraglia ... Federico Delgado
Asier Etxeandia ... Alberto Crespo
Raúl Arévalo ... Padre
Cecilia Roth ... Zulema
Nora Navas ... Mercedes
Julieta Serrano ... Jacinta Mallo mayor
César Vicente César Vicente ... Albañil Eduardo
Rosalía ... Rosita
Agustín Almodóvar ... Sacerdote
Julián López ... Presentador
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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Drama

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Country:

Spain

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

4 October 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Dor e Glória See more »

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Canal+, Ciné +, El Deseo See more »
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Color

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1.85 : 1
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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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Features Splendor in the Grass (1961) See more »

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A tu vera
Music by Juan Solano
Lyrics by José Antonio Ochaíta and Xandro Valerio
Performed by Rosalía and Penélope Cruz
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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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