Broken Embraces

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Synopsis:
A luminous Penélope Cruz stars as an actress who sacrifices everything for true love in BROKEN EMBRACES, Academy Award® -winning filmmaker (2003, Best Writing, Original Screenplay, Talk to Her) Pedro Almodóvar's acclaimed tale of sex, secrets and cinema. When her father becomes gravely ill, beautiful Lena (Cruz) consents to a relationship with her boss Ernesto (José Luis Gómez), a very wealthy, much-older man who pays for her father's hospitalization and provides her a lavish lifestyle. But Lena's dream is to act and soon she falls for the director of her first film - a project bankrolled by her husband to keep her near. Upon his discovery of the affair, Ernesto stops at nothing to ruin Lena's happiness.

Genre: Foreign Films
Director: Theatrical Release: 2009
Rated: R (MPAA)
Length: 127 mins
Studio: Sony Pictures Home
Format: DVD
Language: English

Synopsis:
A luminous Penélope Cruz stars as an actress who sacrifices everything for true love in BROKEN EMBRACES, Academy Award® -winning filmmaker (2003, Best Writing, Original Screenplay, Talk to Her) Pedro Almodóvar's acclaimed tale of sex, secrets and cinema. When her father becomes gravely ill, beautiful Lena (Cruz) consents to a relationship with her boss Ernesto (José Luis Gómez), a very wealthy, much-older man who pays for her father's hospitalization and provides her a lavish lifestyle. But Lena's dream is to act and soon she falls for the director of her first film - a project bankrolled by her husband to keep her near. Upon his discovery of the affair, Ernesto stops at nothing to ruin Lena's happiness.

After LIVE FLESH, ALL ABOUT MY MOTHER, and VOLVER, director Pedro Almod?var and his muse Pen?lope Cruz unite for a fourth time with this drama. Here, Almod?var delves into noir style to tell a tale of a man (BAD EDUCATION?s Lluis Homar) with dual identities who tries to compartmentalize his life after he loses his love (Cruz) and his sight in a car crash.;

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Lluis Homar - Actor, BAD EDUCATION (2004)
Lola Due?as - Spanish Actor, FRIENDS HAVE REASONS (2000)
Carlos Leal - Actor
Ruben Ochandiano - Actor
Rossy De Palma - Actor/Don Juan My Love
Agustin Almodovar -
Blanca Portillo - Actor, SOLO MIA
Tamar Novas - Actor, THE SEA INSIDE (2004)
Kiti Manver - Star, TAKE MY EYES (2006)
Chus Lampreave - Spanish Actress
Rodrigo Prieto - Director of Photography, AMORES PERROS (2001)
Alberto Iglesias - Composer, TAKE MY EYES (2006)

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