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Rated R · 128 minutes · 2009

Drama, Thriller
A blind man named Harry Caine (Lluís Homar) recounts a past love affair, when he was known as Mateo Blanco and was making his final film before a tragedy. In Pedro Almodóvar’s latest, Penélope Cruz delivers another great performance as Lena, an aspiring actress who works for escort services and winds up the mistress of a rich, older businessman (José Luis Gómez). She gets cast in Blanco’s movie and has an affair with the director, which unleashes the jealousies of the businessman. The film is a bit scattershot, but Almodóvar is a reliable writer-director who can make even his more inconsistent works interesting. Cruz shows that her recent Oscar was no fluke; she’s one of the better actresses currently working. It’s always interesting to see great directors making movies about making movies, and this one is no exception.
Official Site: www.sonyclassics.com/brokenembraces
Director: Pedro Almodóvar
Producer: Agustín Almodóvar and Esther García
Cast: Penélope Cruz, Lluís Homar, Blanca Portillo, Jose Luis Gomez, Tamar Novas, Rubén Ochandiano, Marta Aledo, Agustín Almodóvar, Enrique Aparicio, Yuyi Beringola, Javier Coll and Juan Cucarella

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Portland Mercury Enough About You Broken Embraces: Almodóvar on Almodóvar. by Marjorie Skinner 12/24/2009

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