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Talk to Her (2002)
"Hable con ella" (original title)

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Two men share an odd friendship while they care for two women who are both in deep comas.

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After a chance encounter at a theater, two men, Benigno and Marco, meet at a private clinic where Benigno works. Lydia, Marco's girlfriend and a bullfighter by profession, has been gored and is in a coma. It so happens that Benigno is looking after another woman in a coma, Alicia, a young ballet student. The lives of the four characters will flow in all directions, past, present and future, dragging all of them towards an unsuspected destiny. Written by Anonymous

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Rated R for nudity, sexual content and some language | See all certifications »

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15 March 2002 (Spain)  »

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Opening Weekend:

$104,396 (USA) (22 November 2002)

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$9,284,265 (USA) (13 June 2003)
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Chosen by "Telerama" (France) as one of the 10 best pictures of 2002 (#01, tied with "Mies vailla menneisyyttä") See more »

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Marco Zuluaga: Love is the saddest thing when it goes away, as a song by Jobim goes.
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O Let Me Weep, For Ever Weep
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a masterpiece
20 December 2004 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

There are few filmmakers who can tell such a beautiful and sad story as Almodovar does here. And only he can create such a surreal world that pulls us in and shows us the beauty and subjectiveness of love. He has proved just how much a master he has become in the total craft of film-making.

The writer has created characters that touch us and seem immensely rich although we see and hear so little; and the director has managed, through the use of color, production design and lighting, to craft their world in such a way as we see what they see and therefore through their relationships, see who they are.

The sensual nature of the film and Almodovar's ability to play with the beauty of the body and the strange intimacy of the characters work to perfection. This will be considered one of the great films of this era.


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