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A single mother in Madrid sees her only son die on his birthday as he runs to seek an actress' autograph. Beside herself with grief, she returns to Barcelona to tell the boy's father about the death of the son he never knew he had.

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Directed by

Pedro Almodóvar

Written by

Pedro Almodóvar (Author)

Runtime

101 minutes

Country

Spain, France

Language

Spanish

Tagline

Part of every woman is a mother/actress/saint/sinner. And part of every man is a woman.

Cast

Keywords

transsexuality drug abuse transplantation transvestism madrid birthday friend barcelona spain autograph

Photos

Lists

#292 on 1,000 greatest films They Shoot Pictures, Don't They?

#53 on The 100 Best Films Of World Cinema Empire

1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die Steven Jay Schneider

Awards

Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film