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TALK TO HER aka HABLE CON ELLE


Year: 2002
USA: Sony Pictures Classics
UK: Pathe Distribution
Cast: Javier Camara, Dario Grandinetti, Rosario Flores, Leonor Watling, Geraldine Chaplin, Mariola Fuentes, Fele Martinez, Paz Vega, Chus Lampreave, Jose Sancho, Elena Anaya, Adolfo Fernandez, Loles León
Director: Pedro Almodóvar
Country: Spain
Language: Spanish (English subtitles)
USA & UK: 112 mins
USA Rated: R for nudity, sexual content and some language
UK Certificate: 15 contains strong language and sexual references
USA Release Date: 22 November 2002 (Limited Release)
UK Release Date: 23 August 2002


Synopsis

From Oscar winning Spanish Writer and Director Pedro Almodóvar (ALL ABOUT MY MOTHER) comes the absorbing and uplifting film TALK TO HER.

Starring Javier Camara as male nurse Benigno and Dario Grandinetti as an Argentinean travel writer Marco, Talk To Her is the story of a friendship between two men told in relation to their emotional involvement to two women in comas.

The film begins as Marco and Benigno first come into contact, as strangers, sitting next to each other at a modern dance production. The former is moved to tears by the spectacle and although they do not speak, Benigno notes Marco's reaction.

Months later their paths cross again at a private hospital where Benigno works. There, Benigno cares for Alicia (Leonor Watling), for whom he holds a secret and passionate infatuation, which began before her tragic accident and led him to take the job at the clinic.

Marco is at the clinic visiting his unconscious lover, a bullfighter called Lydia (Rosario Flores), who has been wounded in the ring. Recognising Marco, Benigno encourages him to talk to Lydia and share his belief that one day, she (and Alicia) may wake up. There begins an unexpected bond between the men that takes them on an emotionally charged journey of love, obsession and loss that is both compelling and controversial.

During this period of suspended time at the hospital, the lives of the four characters will flow in all directions, past, present and future, dragging all of them towards an unsuspected destiny.

Talk To Her won the Best Foreign Language Film at the Golden Globe Awards 2003.

DVD EXTRAS

Certificate: 15
Feature Running Time: 109 minutes
Language: Spanish (ES)
Subtitles: English
Original Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
Sound Quality: 5.1 Dolby Digital
Special Features: Theatrical trailer










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