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8,762 Ratings

Talk to Her

Hable con ella

Directed by Pedro Almodóvar
Spain, 2002
Drama, Romance


Benigno is infatuated with Alicia, a dancer he watches from the anonymity of his apartment. After an accident, she is brought to the hospital where Benigno happens to be her caregiver. When wounded bullfighter Lydia is brought into the same ward, her companion, Marco, bonds with Benigno.

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Talk to Her Directed by Pedro Almodóvar

Awards & Festivals

Academy Awards

2003 | Winner: Best Writing, Original Screenplay

2003 | Nominee: Best Director

Critics reviews

It’s not so much how Almodóvar is saying it, but what he’s trying to say; just as in TIE ME UP! TIE ME DOWN!, he’s exploring traditionally feminine notions of family and nurturing through his male characters’ distasteful behavior, exposing toxic machismo and all it implications. It’s the definition of fragile masculinity as filtered through Almodóvar’s pleasant irony, resulting in a film that’s as enjoyable as it is revolting.
October 21, 2016
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Stylistically Talk to Her is, as with most Almodóvar films, dazzling but never overwhelmingly so. The film takes on operatic sensibilities at times, as with its opening scene or the beautifully constructed bullfight sequence, in which Marco and Lydia’s relationship comes to an abrupt but sadly foreseeable close.
August 28, 2012
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