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Hable con ella [videorecording] = Talk to her / Columbia Tristar Home Entertainment ; Sony Pictures Classics ; una producción El Deseo, S.A ; con la participación de Vía Digital y Antena 3 Televisión ; el Deseo S.A. presenta ; un film de Almodóvar ; guión y dirección, Pedro Almodóvar productor ejecutivo, Agustín Almodóvar
Alternate (uniform) Title Hable con ella (Motion picture)
Alternate Title Talk to her [videorecording]
Culver City, Calif. : Sony Pictures Classics : Distributed by Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, c2007
book jacket
Location Call Number Status
 Videos/2nd Flr  PN1997 .H3211 2007    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) Man-woman relationships -- Spain -- Drama
Coma -- Patients -- Drama
Coma -- Patients -- Spain -- Drama
Women -- Spain -- Drama
Grief -- Spain -- Drama
Male friendship -- Spain -- Drama
Subject Spain -- Social life and customs -- 1951- -- Drama
Subject(s) Melodrama
Feature films
Foreign films
Motion pictures, Spanish
Fiction films
Physical Description 1 videodisc (114 min.) : sd., col. with b&w sequences ; 4 3/4 in
Note - System Details DVD; Region 1; Dolby Digital 2.0 stereo; anamorphic widescreen presentation aspect ratio 2.35:1
Language In Spanish or dubbed French/Fran̨cais with optional subtitles in English or French/Fran̨cais
Performer/Participant Javier Cámara, Darío Grandinetti, Leonor Watling, Rosario Flores, Mariola Fuentes, Geraldine Chaplin, Pina Bausch, Caetano Veloso, Malou Airaudo
Credits Director de fotografia, Javier Aguirresarobe ; montaje [editor], José Salcedo ; música, Alberto Iglesias ; director artístico, Antxon Gómez ; directora de producción, Esther García
Note MPAA rating: Rated R for nudity, sexual content and language
Summary Marco, a journalist grieving for a love affair that ended ten years' ago, falls in love with Lydia, a bullfighter also on the rebound. Benigno, a nurse, dedicates his life to his only patient, a young dancer in a coma as a result of an accident four years' before; he talks to her, reads to her, holds photographs in front of her closed eyes. When Lydia is brought comatose to the hospital where Benigno works, he and Marco become friendly, and the nurse encourages the journalist to talk to her and hope for a miracle. Marco is Sancho to Benigno's Quixote, and as Benigno's hopes for his patient become fantasies, Marco tries to inject reality. Does a miracle await?
Contents Start -- Benigno Martin, nurse -- Marco Zuloaga, journalist -- Lydia González, bullfighter -- Lydia y Marco -- Alicia, four years in a coma -- Gored -- Nino de Valencia -- "Cucurrucuću Paloma" -- Dr. Vega -- Marco meets Benigno -- Dr. Roncero, Alicia's father -- Katerina Bilova, dance instructor -- Cuatro años antes [Four years earlier] -- Appointment with Dr. Roncero -- "Talk to her." -- Shrinking lover -- Benjamin & Angela's wedding -- "We'd gotten back together." -- "I want to marry Alicia." -- Inquiry -- Visiting day -- Concierge -- Alicia, alive & well -- Mr. Sanz, the attorney -- Benigno's escape clause -- Masurca Fogo I -- Marco y Alicia [Masurca Fogo II]
Note Special features: Pedro Almodóvar and Geraldine Chaplin commentary [optional audio only feature], Trailers (16 min.)
Awards 2002 Academy Award Winner Pedro Almodóvar--Best Writing, Original Screenplay; Golden Globe Winner, Best Foreign Language Film; 2003 Goya Winner Alberto Iglesias--Mejor Música (Best Original Score)
Series Viva Pedro, the Almodóvar collection
Alternate Author Almodóvar, Pedro
Cámara, Javier
Grandinetti, Darío
Watling, Leonor
Flores, Rosario, 1963-
Deseo, S.A
Vía Digital (Firm)
Antena 3 Televisión
Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment (Firm)
Sony Pictures Classics (Firm)
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (Firm)

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