• Film ID:
  • 15824
  • Availability:
  • DVD Available from Shop
  • Film cert:
  • Running time:
  • DVD=121 min.
  • Nationality(ies):
  • Spain.
  • Primary Language(s):
  • Spanish.
BROKEN EMBRACES (2009)
(Los abrazos rotos )
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A man writes and loves in darkness. Fourteen years ago he was in a car crash where he lost not only his sight but also Lena, the love of his life. He had two names; Harry Caine, a pseudonym with which he still signs his written works, and Mateo Blanco, his real name, with which he signed the film he directed. After the accident, the only way Harry could cope with not being able to make films was to imagine that Mateo died along with his beloved Lena. One night, in conversation with his friend and employee Diego, Harry finally comes out of his self-induced amnesia and recounts a tragic tale dominated by jealously, abuse of power and treachery, all swathed in insurmountable guilt. 'Broken Embraces' is a stunning, beautiful film from Almodovar with a haunting, primal performance from Cruz.
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