All About My Mother (Todo sobre mi madre) (Umbrella Ent) (1999)

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From acclaimed Spanish director Pedro Almodovar comes this vibrant and delirous drama. It's the story of Manuela (Cecilia Roth in a multi-award winning performance), a single mother, who after the tragic death of her beloved teenaged son, leaves Madrid for her old haunts in Barcelona in search of the father, now a transvestite named lola, who never knwe he had a son. Manuela reunites with her old friend, the transvestite prostute Agrado, finds work with the famous actress Humo Rojo and befriends Rosa, a pregnant nun (), who charges her with raising her baby . . . bringing Manuela full circle.

All About My Mother is dedicated "to all the actresses who have played actresses, to all men who act and become women, and to all the people who want to be mothers" and features superb, compassionate performances woven together in an extraordinary tapestry from one of cinema's greatest living directors. Considered by critics world wide to be the finest movie Almodovar has directed, the film combines warmth, love, tears and humour as it builds to an unforgettable emotional crescendo.

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Starring
Cecilia Roth
Marisa Paredes
Candela Peña
Antonia San Juan
Penélope Cruz
Rosa Maria Sardà
Fernando Fernán Gómez
Toni Cantó
Eloy Azorín
Carlos Lozano
Fernando Guillén
Directed by
Pedro Almodóvar
Music
Alberto Iglesias
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Drama 1999 97:15 576i (PAL) 4
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Spanish Dolby Digital 2.0 silent (192Kb/s)
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English (Burned In)
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