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  • Actors: Rosario Flores, Javier Cámara, Darío Grandinetti, Leonor Watling, Mariola Fuentes
  • Directors: Pedro Almodóvar
  • Writers: Pedro Almodóvar
  • Producers: Agustín Almodóvar, Michel Ruben
  • Format: PAL
  • Language: Spanish
  • Subtitles: English
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 2.35:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: 15
  • Studio: Twentieth Century Fox
  • DVD Release Date: 24 Feb. 2003
  • Run Time: 108 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (38 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00007LZ6N
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 20,240 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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Pedro Almodovar's tale of dance, bullfighters, love and comas. Benigno (Javier Cámara) is a housebound nurse who falls in love with a young dancer, Alicia (Leonor Watling), he sees rehearsing through his window. Marco (Darío Grandinetti) is a journalist who falls in love with a bullfighter, Lydia (Rosario Flores), after being assigned to interview her. When Alicia and Lydia are involved in separate accidents which send them both into a comas, Benigno and Marco meet at the hospital and unpredictable consequences promptly ensue.

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Spanish director Pedro Almodovar's Talk To Her is his least stylised, most accessible and arguably greatest movie. Covering the same, highly provocative terrain as Dennis Potter's Brimstone and Treacle and The Smiths' "Girlfriend in a Coma", Almodovar forges a work that's funny, compassionate, engaging and deeply touching.

Unusually for Almodovar, the emphasis is on the two male characters, with the female leads spending much of the film as "objects" in a vegetative state. Dario Grandinetti plays Marco, a journalist who befriends Lydia (Rosario Flores), a female bullfighter. Following a goring in the ring, she lapses into a coma. At the clinic where she is kept on life support, Marco meets a somewhat effete male nurse, Benigno (Javier Camara) who lovingly tends to a ballet student, Alicia, also chronically comatose. They strike up a friendship, their respective stories emerging through flashbacks. Both, however, respond to their common fate in different ways. Marco is distraught at the loss of Lydia, whereas the dysfunctional Benigno is blissful, tending to Alicia, for whom he nourished an obsession prior to accident. Reduced to being a vegetable, she is fully, unresistingly, his.

It's a tribute to Almodovar that he is able to handle the outlandish, potentially appalling subject matter of Talk To Her with such finesse. Emotionally, it's often on a knife edge; there are moments when you don't know whether to laugh, gasp or sigh. But when ultimately you find yourself welling with tears of sympathy for an alleged rapist, you realise what a master filmmaker Almodovar is.

On the DVD: Talk To Her offers an excellent transfer of a visually handsome movie. Extras are a little disappointing--just trailers for Almodovar's more outlandish Live Flesh and All About My Mother. --David Stubbs

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Talk to Her (Hable con ella) is Pedro Almodovar's sixteenth film as a director. It is difficult to describe the plot of the film as it travels back and forth in time, ranging from intense moments of psychological insight to an amusing silent film sequence, and I would loath to give away any of the entertaining and twisting plot development so characteristic of Almodovar's films. It primarily focuses on the relationship between two men: the antisocial, sexually ambiguous and lovingly charming Benigno (Javier Camara) and stalwart but emotional sensitive Marco (Dario Grandinetti) as they attend their respective women in permanent sleep at the hospital. A chance encounter at the theatre leads to a later encounter where a seemingly casual friendship grows into a desperate bond. Solitude is the predominant theme of this lively, entertaining and provoking film. There are countless moments for the protagonists to contemplate their life and loves alone. Despite its serious subject matter, Almodovar's masterful handling creates an entertaining story filled with wit and humor. The characters possess compelling quirks and are wonderfully realised in a stunning cast. Amazing performances are given from peripheral characters such as the ballerina instructor, Katerina (Geraldine Chaplin) and the caretaker (Chus Lampreave). Meticulous Almodovar fans will enjoy spotting cameo appearances by past stars from his films. This is an intricate and ceaselessly compelling film that should attract a wide mature audience.
The film begins and ends in the theatre. The performances there suitably reflect the dilemmas evoked in the film and the relationships of the men with their women.
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This film by the fantastic director Almodovar is an absolute corker. It is more than your run of the mill love story; you never get just an ordinary plot from him. The story is about two men and their respective loves. Marco is in love with a female bullfighter, who is gored and ends up in hospital. He meets Benigno, a nurse caring for a dancer left in a coma after a car crash. The two men find friendship together; connected by the two women, both in comas. This film will stay with you for years. I, like the previous reviewer, wept at some of the final scenes, because I felt close to these men, and had fallen into their lives completely. Almadovar gives us the perfect ending to the tale, one not entirely unexpected, but perfect nonetheless. The musical score is superb, very fitting the atmosphere. The acting is perfect, especially Benigno. The story is absorbing, weird, funny and sad. Once again, this director has given us a study of human relationships and the twists and turns they go through along the road of life. Treat yourself to this film. Box of chocs, bottle of wine, plenty of kleenex and a good friend.
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Talk To Her presents a maze of contradictions, as so often in Almodovar's films; it is one of his most gentle creations, yet also one of the most subversive, and throws quite a challenge to the viewer in terms of accepting what is basically not acceptable - something he had previously done in Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down! But what happens here is more disturbing than that in the way it cuts to the very heart of civilised values. The character whose actions it concerns is also someone we have built up much sympathy for ... The film essentially tells of two couples: a bullfighter, Lydia, who gets gored and is in a coma, and her boyfriend Marco who keeps coming to the clinic where she is being kept; and another young woman, Alicia, in a coma after a car accident, cared for by a male nurse called Benigno. The last named, played by Javier Camara, is really at the heart of the film, and gives a performance of remarkable subtlety and truth. He is so unlike a Hollywood screen hero, or villain, and fills the screen in his unique way. The film raises questions about feminism, bullfighting, sexuality, caring, friendship, and ritual, and the plot is nothing if not unexpected. It also features dancing from Pina Bausch and her company, and a fantastic spoof of a b/w film that seems based on The Incredible Shrinking Man, given a startllngly sexual cast - the effect is quite amazing, a bit like the dream sequence in Spellbound. However the 'real-life' drama playing around it is more compelling than Hitchcock's film. All the actors are very good, but Camara lifts it into a different league in what is surely the best role we have seen him in in Britain. He seems to completely become Benigno, and quietly shake all our assumptions about the morality of sex.Read more ›
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By Mike L on 10 Jan. 2003
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Almodovar's previous film, Todo Sobre Mi Madre, left me wrung out like a wet flannel. Critics' reviews had told me that this film was not as strong. They were wrong. I wept uncontrollably, and was eventually thrown out of the cinema by the usherette who wanted to close up.
After watching this film, I felt as though anglophone cinema had nothing to over. Almodovar delivers totally credible, complex characters who are impossible to judge. Javier Cámara's performance as the nurse Benigno is one of the best pieces of acting you are ever likely to see.
Does Almodovar manipulate you? (You won't understand this question until you have seen the film). No more or less intentionally than any other director: he just does it much, much better. My best film of 2002.
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