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High Heels (1991)

Tacones lejanos (original title)
A girl's mother returns after 15 years to find her daughter has married one of her (the mother's) old boyfriends. They try to mend their broken mother/daughter relationship and deal with ... See full summary »

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Cast

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Miguel Bosé ...
Juez Domínguez / Hugo / Letal
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Margarita (as Ana Lizaran)
Mayrata O'Wisiedo ...
Madre del Juez Domínguez (as Mairata O'Wisiedo)
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Paula
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Manuel (as Feodor Atkine)
Pedro Díez del Corral ...
Alberto
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Susana (as Bibi Andersen)
Nacho Martínez ...
Juan
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Isabel
Lupe Barrado ...
Luisa
Juan José Otegui ...
Capellán Hospital (as Juan Jose Otegui)
Paula Soldevila ...
Enfermera Hospital
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Storyline

A girl's mother returns after 15 years to find her daughter has married one of her (the mother's) old boyfriends. They try to mend their broken mother/daughter relationship and deal with their common lover. Written by Ed Sutton <esutton@mindspring.com>

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a mother, a daughter, a lover. relationships can be murder.

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for a scene of strong sensuality, and for language | See all certifications »
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20 December 1991 (USA)  »

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High Heels  »

Box Office

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$1,710,057 (USA)
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Rebeca Giner (Victoria Abril) has a talk with her mother, Becky del Páramo (Marisa Paredes) in prison. The talk refers to the conflicts between daughter and mother referenced in the movie Autumn Sonata (1978) by director Ingmar Bergman. In 2008 Marisa Paredes played the mother in a stage play of Autumn Sonata (1978) on the Teatro de la Zarzuela in Madrid. See more »

Quotes

Becky del Páramo: [during Interrogation] You don't kill a daughter's husband two days before your theatrical debut!
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Connections

References The Reckless Moment (1949) See more »

Soundtracks

Saeta
Written by Gil Evans
Performed by Miles Davis
Copyright 1984 by Solar Plexus Music
Por cortesia de Sony Music Entertainment (Spain), S.A.
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Lyrical, allegorical, and very well acted

Aldomovar is one of the few male directors on the planet who is a true artist and painting a portrait with female emotions. Using garish sets, outrageous humor, and witty songs, Aldomovar expertly juxtaposes the absurdity of what we fleetingly but devoutly believe is truly important with eternal truths. If you speak Spanish, then you are privy to another layer of wry duality that really doesn't translate through the subtitles. Abril is remarkable as the returning mother finding things turned upside down and ultimately doing it one or two better. Highly recommended.


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