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Pedro Almodóvar
Born September 25, 1949 (age 69)
Pedro Almodóvar Caballero (born 25 September 1949) is a Spanish film director, screenwriter, producer and former actor. He came to prominence as a director and screenwriter during La Movida Madrileña, a cultural renaissance that followed the death of Spanish dictator Francisco Franco. His first few films characterised the sense of sexual and political freedom of the period. In 1986, he established... full bio
The Skin I Live In
[2011]
 
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Movie | Drama, Thriller | 2h
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A brilliant plastic surgeon, haunted by past tragedies, creates a type of synthetic skin that withstands any kind of damage. His guinea pig: a mysterious and volatile woman who holds the key to his obsession.
Volver
[2006]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Crime, Drama | 2h 1min
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After her death, a mother returns to her home town in order to fix the situations she couldn't resolve during her life.
Talk to Her
[2002]
 
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Movie | Drama, Mystery, Romance | 1h 52min
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Two men share an odd friendship while they care for two women who are both in deep comas.
Julieta
[2016]
 
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Movie | Drama, Mystery, Romance | 1h 39min
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After a casual encounter, a brokenhearted woman decides to confront her life and the most important events about her stranded daughter.
All About My Mother
[1999]
 
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Movie | Drama | 1h 41min
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Young Esteban wants to become a writer and also to discover the identity of his father, carefully concealed by his mother Manuela.
Broken Embraces
[2009]
 
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Movie | Drama, Romance, Thriller | 2h 7min
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Harry Caine, a blind writer, reaches this moment in time when he has to heal his wounds from 14 years back. He was then still known by his real name, Mateo Blanco, and directing his last movie.
Bad Education
[2004]
 
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Movie | Crime, Drama | 1h 46min
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An examination on the effect of Franco-era religious schooling and sexual abuse on the lives of two longtime friends.
I'm So Excited!
[2013]
 
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Movie | Comedy | 1h 30min
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When it appears as though the end is in sight, the pilots, flight crew, and passengers of a plane heading to Mexico City look to forget the anguish of the moment and face the greatest danger, which we carry within ourselves.
Live Flesh
[1997]
 
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Movie | Drama | 1h 43min
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After leaving jail, Víctor is still in love with Elena, but she's married to the former cop -now basketball player- who became paralysed by a shot from Víctor's gun...
Movie | Comedy, Drama | 1h 28min
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Pepas's lover, Iván, leaves her and she tries to contact him to find out why he's left. In her search for Iván, she confronts his wife and son, who are as clueless as she is. Meanwhile; Candela, her friend, is afraid the police might be looking for her because of her ex-boyfriend, a muslim terrorist, and his criminal activities. As the plot develops, it is revealed that everyone's lives are more... see more
Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down!
[1989]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Crime, Drama | 1h 41min
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An unbalanced but alluring former mental patient takes a porn star prisoner in the hopes of convincing her to marry him.
High Heels
[1991]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 1h 52min
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A girl's mother returns after 15 years to find her daughter has married one of her (the mother's) old boyfriends. They try to mend their broken mother/daughter relationship and deal with their common lover.
Kika
[1993]
 
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Movie | Comedy | 1h 54min
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Kika, a young cosmetologist, is called to the mansion of Nicolas, an American writer to make-up the corpse of his stepson, Ramon. Ramon, who is not dead, is revived by Kika's attentions and she then moves in with him. They might live happily ever after but first they have to cope with Kika's affair with Nicolas, the suspicious death of Ramon's mother and the intrusive gaze of tabloid-TV star and Ramon's... see more
The Flower of My Secret
[1995]
 
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Movie | Drama | 1h 43min
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Leo Macias writes sentimental novels with great success but hidden under a pseudonym, Amanda Gris. She is unhappy with her professional life and with her husband, a soldier working in Brussels and Bosnia that is never at home. She will try anything to change her life.
Matador
[1986]
 
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Movie | Drama, Thriller | 1h 50min
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An ex-bullfighter who gets turned on by killing, a lady lawyer with the same fetish and a young man driven insane by his religious upbringing - these are the main characters in this stylish black comedy about dark sides of human nature.
Law of Desire
[1987]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Drama, Thriller | 1h 42min
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A film maker's sexual disorientation jeopardizes his latest project.
Movie | Comedy, Drama | 1h 41min
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In Madrid, the housewife Gloria lives in a tiny apartment with her husband, the taxi driver and forger Antonio; her lunatic mother-in-law, who is addicted in bottled water and cupcakes; and two teenage sons, one of them a drug dealer and the other gay. Gloria works as cleaning lady to raise some money for her dysfunctional family and is addicted in pills; her best friend is her neighbor, the call-girl... see more
Dark Habits
[1983]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Drama | 1h 54min
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A nightclub singer seeks refuge with gay nuns on dope in a Madrid convent.
Movie | Comedy | 1h 22min
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Pepi is raped by the policeman who catches her growing marijuana in her apartment. She seeks revenge by getting his masochist wife to leave him.
The Cannibalistic Councillor
[2009]
 
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Short Movie | Comedy, Short | 8min
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The story of genius dandelion in glasses about an aspiring writer obsessed with the desire to eat a man's legs.
Labyrinth of Passion
[1982]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 1h 40min
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A camp melodrama/comedy about Sexilia (a nymphomaniac), Sadec (a gay Islamic terrorist), Riza Niro (the son of the emperor of Tiran), and Queti (the daughter of a dry-cleaner). When Riza Niro discovers that Sadec and his colleagues are after him, he disguises himself as a punk rocker, and falls in love with the stunning Sexilia, his first straight relationship. Meanwhile Queti, Sexilia's "biggest fan"... see more
Salomé
[1978]
 
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Short Movie | 12min
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One of the first creations of genius dandelion in sunglasses.
Short Movie | Short | 17min
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A woman with a gypsy soul stealing food and underwear and trying to find a new love.
Muerte en la carretera
[1976]
 
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Short Movie | 8min
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El sueño, o la estrella
[1975]
 
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Short Movie | 12min
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Sexo va, sexo viene
[1977]
 
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Short Movie | 17min
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Homenaje
[1975]
 
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Short Movie | 10min
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Film político
[1974]
 
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Short Movie | 4min
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La caída de Sódoma
[1975]
 
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Short Movie | 10min
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Short Movie | 10min
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Blancor
[1975]
 
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Short Movie | 5min
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Dolor y gloria
[2019]
 
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Movie | Drama
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A film director reflects on the choices he's made in life as past and present come crashing down around him.
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