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The Flower of My Secret (1995)

La flor de mi secreto (original title)
R | | Drama | 8 March 1996 (USA)
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Leo Macias writes sentimental novels with great success but hidden under a pseudonym, Amanda Gris. She is unhappy with her professional life and with her husband, a soldier working in ... See full summary »

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Pedro Almodóvar
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Marisa Paredes ... Leo Macías
Juan Echanove ... Ángel
Carme Elias ... Betty
Rossy de Palma ... Rosa
Chus Lampreave ... Madre de Leo
Kiti Mánver ... Manuela (as Kiti Manver)
Joaquín Cortés ... Antonio
Manuela Vargas Manuela Vargas ... Blanca
Imanol Arias ... Paco
Gloria Muñoz ... Alicia
Juan José Otegui ... Tomás
Nancho Novo ... Doctor B
Jordi Mollà ... Doctor A
Alicia Agut Alicia Agut ... Vecina A
Marisol Muriel Marisol Muriel ... Bailarina
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Storyline

Leo Macias writes sentimental novels with great success but hidden under a pseudonym, Amanda Gris. She is unhappy with her professional life and with her husband, a soldier working in Brussels and Bosnia that is never at home. She will try anything to change her life. Written by Miguel A. Andrade <andrade@gredos.cnb.uam.es>

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Taglines:

Every woman has a secret...

Genres:

Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and brief sexuality | See all certifications »

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Details

Official Sites:

Sony Classics

Country:

Spain | France

Language:

Spanish | French

Release Date:

8 March 1996 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Flower of My Secret See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$1,162,000
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Company Credits

Production Co:

CiBy 2000, El Deseo See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

European book supermarket fnac was only too happy to help out with the production, providing a huge exterior awning of the cover of a faked Amanda Gris novel that hung outside their Madrid office. See more »

Connections

References The Apartment (1960) See more »

Soundtracks

Mi Aldea
by Chus Lampreave
Music By [Poesía Sobre Música De] Alberto Iglesias
[Poesía Recitada Por] Chus Lampreave
Producciones El Deseo
(p)1995 POLYGRAM IBERICA, S.A., por acuerdo con EL DESEO, S.A. - CIBY 2000
© 1995 EL DESEO, S.A., - CIBY 2000
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Wake up, this is no dream. A beautifully crafted drama
4 October 2004 | by KGB-Greece-PatrasSee all my reviews

Having seen most of Almodovar films, I have to say I prefer his more hilarious, comical, absurd ones. High heels, Talk to her are two other examples of Almodovar doing almost straightforward "drama" - though not the usual drama fare.

That said, this touched me a lot. Without excluding some typically unusual -hillariously funny- Almodovar dialogues and "usual suspects", this film is about pasiion, lust, bitterness, disappointment, joy. It is, after all, about life. Acting of the lead actress is top notch, it's human as far as it goes. No silly plot tricks, no deus ex machina, this is not another sorry a$$ American drama with easy solutions or a bright happy end.

Almodovar is one of the greatest artists of film!


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