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sexual content, language and some drug material

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Broken Embraces (Los Abrazos Rotos)
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 lost his sight along with the love of his life, Lena.

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 directs. After the accident, Mateo Blanco reduces himself to his pseudonym, Harry Caine. If he can't direct films he can only survive with the idea that Mateo Blanco died on Lanzarote with his beloved Lena.

Since he decided to live and tell stories, Harry is an active, attractive blind man who has developed all his other senses in order to enjoy life, on a basis of irony and self-induced amnesia. He has erased from his biography any trace of his first identity, Mateo Blanco.

One night Diego has an accident and Harry takes care of. During the first nights of his convalescence, Diego asks him about the time when he answered to the name of Mateo Blanco, after a moment of astonishment Harry can't refuse and he tells Diego what happened fourteen years before with the idea of entertaining him, just as a father tells his little child a story so that he'll fall asleep.


Starring Penélope Cruz, Blanca Portillo, Lluís Homar

Directed by Pedro Almodóvar

Running Time - 1:45
Genre - Drama
Opened in Theaters - Friday, November 20th, 2009 (3718 days ago)

Opens in New York on November 20th, 2009 and in Los Angeles on December 11th

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Opens in New York on November 20th, 2009 and in Los Angeles on December 11th


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