Broken Embraces

Pedro Almodovar's acclaimed tale of sex, secrets and cinema centers on Mateo Blanco (Lluis Homar), a blind writer and filmmaker who now goes by the moniker "Harry Caine." A series of revealing flashbacks shows how Mateo's past association with a recently deceased millionaire (Jose Luis Gomez) and a beautiful call girl-turned-actress (a luminous Penelope Cruz) led to his blindness and the adoption of his pseudonym. A lush, complex drama of love, dominated by fatality, jealousy, the abuse of power, treachery, and a guilt complex. Co-stars Blanca Portillo and Tamar Novas.

Year: 2009
Genre: Drama, Foreign Language Films, Spanish & Portuguese Cinema, Filmmaking, Film Festivals 2009
Country: Spain
Director: Pedro Almodovar
Starring: Penelope Cruz, Jose Luis Gomez, Tamar Novas, Blanca Portillo, Lluis Homar, Ruben Ochandiano
Duration: 127 Minutes
Rating: M - Contains sex scenes, offensive language and drug use.
Subtitles: Yes
Location in store: Foreign (Spain)
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