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Talk to Her (2002)

Hable con ella (original title)
Two men share an odd friendship while they care for two women who are both in deep comas.

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Bailarina 'Café Müller'
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Singer at party - "Cucurrucucú Paloma"
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Storyline

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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14 February 2003 (USA)  »

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Opening Weekend:

$964,098 (Spain) (25 January 2002)

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$9,284,265 (USA) (13 June 2003)
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Trivia

After Marco moves in to Benigno's apartment there is a moment when a book is seen on the nightstand by the bed. That book is Las Horas by Michael Cunningham. This is a Spanish translation of The Hours, which was made into the 2002 movie of the same name. Both The Hours (2002) and Hable con ella were nominated for Best Director at the Academy Awards in 2003. See more »

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[last lines]
Katerina Bilova: Nothing is simple. I'm a ballet mistress, and nothing is simple.
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The end credits contain the following text: "El 7 de agosto, durante el rodaje de esta película nació Pablo hijo de Cova y de Juan y niño de todos.". This translates to: "On August 7th, while shooting this movie, Pablo, son of Cova and Juan and child of all of us, was born." See more »

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References Persona (1966) See more »

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Raquel
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Perhaps Almodovar's greatest work
27 December 2004 | by (Arlington, VA) – See all my reviews

There are many who say that "Todo Sobre Mi Madre" is his best film, but now that I've seen both these movies, I give the nod - by a long way - to "Hable con Ella". This is a masterpiece, and not just because of the poignancy of the characters, or the story in general, or the way the scenes are shot - watching the matador get dressed was quite engrossing

  • but EVERYTHING comes together so wonderfully. The brilliance of


Spanish-language films never fails to amaze me, and this is another one in that long line of greatness. There will be times where the viewer may feel somewhat uncomfortable with the characters and their actions, but that does not stop Almodovar from exploring such emotions; indeed, one sometimes gets the impression that Almodovar's entire purpose is to make you analyze your own feelings - and simply does it better than anyone else. Recommended for anyone who can read subtitles.


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