Following the success of his 1999 film, ALL ABOUT MY MOTHER, Spanish director Pedro Almodovar presents TALK TO HER. Driven by similar themes of fate, destiny, magic, and chance happenings, TALK TO HER is the tale of two men whose lives intertwine unpredictably. Benigno (Javier Camara) is a dedicated nurse working at a special clinic for coma patients. He is responsible for Alicia (Leonor Watling), a student of modern dance who he met only once, four years earlier, before she fell into a coma. Happy, open-minded, and full of hope, Benigno brings an air of joy and love to the clinic. Meanwhile, Marco (Dario Grandinetti), a freelance journalist, has fallen in love with the famous female bullfighter Lydia (Rosario Flores). Though he does his best to be an attentive lover to her, he is haunted by his past, and is unable to step out of his own shell. When Lydia is gored and falls into a coma, placed in the same clinic as Alicia, Marco and Benigno instantly become friends. They are each other's perfect counterpart and it is immediately evident that they need each other and care for each other deeply. But it is not until after they part, and a new aspect of Benigno's personality surfaces, that the strength of their friendship is tested and proven.
Almodovar has created a true work of art with TALK TO HER. Its photography offers one clean colourful setting after another, its musical score is peppered with great moments such as a breathtaking performance of Cucurrucucu paloma by Caetano Veloso, and its inclusion of moving dance performances by Pina Bausch (Cafe Muller and Masurca Fogo) bring an element of abstract sadness and beauty to the film.
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Release Date: 24 February 2003
Certificate: 15 - Suitable for Persons Aged 15 or Over
Aspect Ratio: 2.35 Wide Screen\16:9 Wide Screen
Sound: Dolby Digital 5.1
Running Time: 113 minutes
Production Year: 2002
Main Language: Spanish