Broken Embraces

    Genre
    Drama, Romance, Thriller
  • Runtime
    127 mins
  • Release Date
    2009
  • Countries
    Spain
  • Languages
    English, Spanish

ANGELIKA’S NOTE

A luminous Penélope Cruz stars as an actress who sacrifices everything for true love in BROKEN EMBRACES, Academy Award winning filmmaker Pedro Almodóvar's (TALK TO HER, BAD EDUCATION) acclaimed tale of sex, secrets and cinema. When her father becomes gravely ill, beautiful Lena (Cruz) consents to a relationship with her boss Ernesto (José Luis Gómez), a very wealthy, much-older man who pays for her father's hospitalization and provides her a lavish lifestyle. This Golden Globe and BAFTA nominated film was heralded by Entertainment Weekly as "A vibrant, mature love letter to the making of movies, the meaning of movies, and the dark-eyed muse Penélope Cruz."
DIRECTED BY:
Pedro Almodóvar
WRITTEN BY:
Pedro Almodóvar
CAST INCLUDES:
Penélope Cruz , Lluís Homar, Blanca Portillo, José Luis Gómez, Rubén Ochandiano, Tamar Novas

SYNOPSIS

The death of Ernesto Martel (José Luis Gómez) sets off a chain of events that forces one man to come to terms with his past. Before he went blind, Harry Caine was Mateo Blanco (Lluís Homar), a film director who often worked with Ernesto. Ten years ago, Ernesto and Mateo’s friendship became a battle for Lena (Penélope Cruz), Ernesto’s mistress and Mateo’s secret object of affection. When the former recruits his son (Rubén Ochandiano) to spy on the latter, things quickly spiral out of control.

Broken Embraces

    Genre
    Drama, Romance, Thriller
  • Runtime
    127 mins
  • Release Date
    2009
  • Countries
    Spain
  • Languages
    English, Spanish
DIRECTED BY
Pedro Almodóvar
WRITTEN BY
Pedro Almodóvar
CAST INCLUDES
Penélope Cruz , Lluís Homar, Blanca Portillo, José Luis Gómez, Rubén Ochandiano, Tamar Novas
A luminous Penélope Cruz stars as an actress who sacrifices everything for true love in BROKEN EMBRACES, Academy Award winning filmmaker Pedro Almodóvar's (TALK TO HER, BAD EDUCATION) acclaimed tale of sex, secrets and cinema. When her father becomes gravely ill, beautiful Lena (Cruz) consents to a relationship with her boss Ernesto (José Luis Gómez), a very wealthy, much-older man who pays for her father's hospitalization and provides her a lavish lifestyle. This Golden Globe and BAFTA nominated film was heralded by Entertainment Weekly as "A vibrant, mature love letter to the making of movies, the meaning of movies, and the dark-eyed muse Penélope Cruz."

The death of Ernesto Martel (José Luis Gómez) sets off a chain of events that forces one man to come to terms with his past. Before he went blind, Harry Caine was Mateo Blanco (Lluís Homar), a film director who often worked with Ernesto. Ten years ago, Ernesto and Mateo’s friendship became a battle for Lena (Penélope Cruz), Ernesto’s mistress and Mateo’s secret object of affection. When the former recruits his son (Rubén Ochandiano) to spy on the latter, things quickly spiral out of control.