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High Heels (1991)

Tacones lejanos (original title)
A girl's mother returns after 15 years to find her daughter has married one of her (the mother's) old boyfriends. They try to mend their broken mother/daughter relationship and deal with ... See full summary »

Director:

Pedro Almodóvar

Writers:

Pedro Almodóvar (screenplay), Pedro Almodóvar (story)
Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 10 wins & 7 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Victoria Abril ... Rebeca Giner
Marisa Paredes ... Becky del Páramo
Miguel Bosé ... Juez Domínguez / Hugo / Letal
Anna Lizaran ... Margarita (as Ana Lizaran)
Mayrata O'Wisiedo Mayrata O'Wisiedo ... Madre del Juez Domínguez (as Mairata O'Wisiedo)
Cristina Marcos ... Paula
Féodor Atkine ... Manuel Giner (as Feodor Atkine)
Pedro Díez del Corral ... Alberto
Bibiana Fernández ... Susana (as Bibi Andersen)
Nacho Martínez ... Juan
Miriam Díaz-Aroca ... Isabel
Lupe Barrado Lupe Barrado ... Luisa
Juan José Otegui ... Capellán Hospital (as Juan Jose Otegui)
Paula Soldevila ... Enfermera Hospital
Javier Bardem ... Regidor T.V.
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Storyline

A girl's mother returns after 15 years to find her daughter has married one of her (the mother's) old boyfriends. They try to mend their broken mother/daughter relationship and deal with their common lover. Written by Ed Sutton <esutton@mindspring.com>

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Taglines:

a mother, a daughter, a lover. relationships can be murder.

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for a scene of strong sensuality, and for language | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Official Sites:

Official site

Country:

Spain | France

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

20 December 1991 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

High Heels See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$74,103, 22 December 1991

Gross USA:

$1,710,057

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,710,057
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Canal+, CiBy 2000, El Deseo See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The pink Chanel dress that Rebecca (Victoria Abril) wears in a part of this film is the same one worn by La Agrado (Antonia San Juan) in "Todo Sobre Mi Madre". See more »

Quotes

Becky del Páramo: My daughter, Do you hate me?
Rebeca: No , I love you very much mother.
Becky del Páramo: I was afraid you hated me.
Rebeca: I hated you sometimes, but even on those times I never stop loving you.
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Connections

Referenced in The Dangerous (1995) See more »

Soundtracks

Soleá
Written by Gil Evans
Performed by Miles Davis
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User Reviews

If you like late Almodovar, see this.
24 September 2004 | by KGB-Greece-PatrasSee all my reviews

I have seen almost all Almodovar films, as he is a unique and eccentric director with vision. Eccentricity is not the case with this one. Humour is almost absent. Maybe you have by now figured out I prefer other, more humorous and provokative Almodovar films. Not that it's no good. It is, with tight acting and nice storyline. It didn't touch me though, as it was supposed to, and as a friend suggested. See also other Almodovar reviews by me to see what I mean.

For something completely different from this, see the next film of Almodovar, 1993, KIKA, as well as LABYRINTH OF PASSION, MATADOR. Blasphemous, humorous, explosive! Whatever the case, I should recommend this to people who saw other more exessive Almodovar films and didn't like it. This is much more serious, with firm storyline and great acting by everyone, as well as TALK TO HER.


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