Broken Embraces

Genre:  Drama, Thriller
Running Time:  128 min.
Release Date: December 18, 2009 (limited)
DVD: March 16, 2010

Current rating: Rating: 3.00
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Cast: Penélope Cruz, Blanca Portillo, Lluís Homar, José Luis Gómez, Ángela Molina, Rossy de Palma


A blind screenwriter (Lluìs Homar) used to be a film director working under the name Mateo. How did he lose his sight? Flash back 14 years to the '90s. Mateo is hired to direct a film and immediately falls in love with Lena (Penélope Cruz), the film's star who is also the mistress of the producer, an aging millionaire. As Mateo and Lena embark on a passionate affair, the producer hires his son to spy on them.

In Spanish with English subtitles.

Director: Pedro Almodóvar
Studio: Mongrel Media
Producer(s): Esther García
Screenplay: Pedro Almodóvar
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  • 4 stars "Not a bad movie, but it's definitely not as lively as many past Pedro Almodóvar movies with entertaining kooky characters."