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Broken Embraces (2009) - Movie Details

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Drama Suspense
105 min.
Release Date
November 20, 2009 (LA/NY)
DVD Release Date
March 16, 2010 (Buy on Amazon)
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Running Time
105 minutes
MPAA Rating
Rated R for sexual content, language and some drug material

A man writes, lives and loves in darkness. Fourteen years before, he was in a brutal car crash on the island of Lanzarote. In the accident, he not only lost his sight, he also lost Lena, the love of his life.

This man uses two names: Harry Caine, a playful pseudonym with which he signs his literary works, stories and scripts, and Mateo Blanco, his real name, with which he lives and signs the film he... Full synopsis »

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Review by Nathan Samdahl (B-)

The newest film from acclaimed director Pedro Almodovar, Broken Embraces, starring Penelope Cruz and Lluis Homar, delivers visually, but falls short of the mastery of story present in Almodovar's best films (i.e. Talk to Her).  The film is about a famous film director, Mateo Blanco (AKA Harry Caine), who in a car accident loses both his sight and the woman he loves (Cruz), and discovers new ways to channel his talent.  As the story twists and turns new information is revealed about the cause of the accident including the involvement of certain characters closest to him. Full movie review »
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