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All About My Mother
(DVD)

DIRECTED BY - Pedro Almodóvar


Spanish director Pedro Almodvar's tender, intelligent drama follows the emotional journey of Manuela, an organ transplant coordinator who scours the back alleys and gutters of Barcelona in search of her errant ex-husband (a half-transsexual prostitute named Lola), saddled with the devastating news that their only child has died. Along the way she forges a unique bond of friendship with a similarly burdened and truly bizarre group of women, including a scandalized nun, a lesbian starlet, and her heroin-addicted lover. With intricate strokes both humanistic and humorous, Almodvar weaves a touching, beautiful story about the strength of motherhood and the resilience of the human spirit.

GENRES - comedy, drama

Film Info

RUNTIME - 101 minutes

RATING - Not Rated

YEAR - 1999

FORMAT - DVD Region 1

COUNTRY - France, Spain

LANGUAGE - Spanish

SUBTITLES - English, Spanish, French

ATTRIBUTES - Widescreen, Anamorphic

SPECIAL FEATURES (DVD Only) -

DVD Features:

Region 1

Widescreen - 2.35

Audio:

Dolby Digital 5.1 - Spanish

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Director

Pedro Almodóvar

Screenwriter

Pedro Almodóvar

Actor

Celia Roth

Actor

Eloy Azorin

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Press

"...Emotionally satisfying and brilliantly played....[The film's] witty script focuses on the characters' stoic resilience and good humor..."

- Jonathan Holland, Variety

"...The best foreign movie of the year....A unique and unforgettable tribute to female solidarity..."

- Peter Travers, Rolling Stone

 

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