Pain and Glory

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Rotten Tomatoes® Score
Tomatometer 97% Audience Score 91%

In theatres:
  • October 18, 2019
  • October 25, 2019
  • October 25, 2019
  • November 1, 2019
  • November 8, 2019 - Select cities
On Digital: January 14, 2020
VOD: January 21, 2020
DVD/Blu-ray: January 21, 2020
Running time: 1h 53m
Genre: Drama

Salvador Mallo (Antonio Banderas) is a famous movie director who has decided to retire, mainly because he has to endure chronic physical pain, partly related to his recent surgery. He also suffers from anxiety and depression, and is still grieving the death of his mother four years earlier. Salvador tries smoking heroin as a way of coping with his pain.

At the same time, Salvador looks back at his life and work as he watches an old film and remembers the star, Alberto Crespo (Asier Etxeandia), with whom he fought at the time and hasn’t spoken with since. While under the influence of drugs, Salvador reminiscences, especially of his mother (Penélope Cruz), when she was young and also when she (Julieta Serrano) was older, during her final days.

Director: Pedro Almodóvar
Studio: Mongrel Media
Producer(s): Pedro Almodóvar
Cast: Antonio Banderas, Penélope Cruz, Asier Etxeandia, Julieta Serrano, Leonardo Sbaraglia, Cecilia Roth, Susi Sánchez, Raúl Arévalo
Writer(s): Antonio Banderas

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