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4,139 Ratings

Broken Embraces

Los abrazos rotos

Directed by Pedro Almodóvar
Spain, 2009
Drama, Romance, Thriller


A man writes and loves in darkness. Fourteen years before, he was victim of a brutal car crash, in which he didn’t only lose his sight, but also lost Lena, the love of his life. This man uses two names, a playful pseudonym for his literary works, and his real name, which he uses to sign his film.

Our take

After Live Flesh, All About My Mother, and perhaps their most monumental collaboration Volver, Penelope Cruz reunites with the sublime Pedro Almodóvar for this metafictional melodrama: a complex combination of his typically sumptuous color palette with the shadowy shades of a film noir.

Broken Embraces Directed by Pedro Almodóvar

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