Pedro Almodóvar

Pedro Almodóvar

Date of Birth: 25 Sep 1951

Country: Spain

Biography: Pedro Almodóvar Caballero is a Spanish film director, screenwriter and producer.

Total Credits at Criticker: 5 (Actor), 27 (Director), 27 (Writer)

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    All About My Mother
    A single mother in Madrid sees her only son die on his 17th birthday as he runs to seek an actress's autograph. She goes to Barcelona to find the lad's father, a transvestite named Lola who does not know he has a child. First she finds her friend, Agrado, also a transvestite; through him she meets Rosa, a young nun bound for El Salvador, and by happenstance, becomes the personal assistant of Huma Rojo, the actress her son admired... (imdb)
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    Bad Education
    In the early 60s, two boys - Ignacio and Enrique - discover love, movies and fear in a Christian school. Father Manolo, the school principal and Literature teacher, both witnesses and takes part in these discoveries. The three characters come against one another twice again, in the late 70s and in 1980. These meetings are set to change the life and death of some of them. (Club Cultura)
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    Talk to Her
    A story about the friendship between two men, about loneliness and the long convalescence of wounds provoked by passion. (Sony Pictures Classics)
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    Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown
    A woman's lover leaves her, and she tries to contact him to find out why he's left. She confronts his wife and son, who are as clueless as she (imdb)
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    Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down!
    Ricky is released from a mental hospital, and knows exactly what he wants to do. He hunts down Marina... (imdb)
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    What Have I Done To Deserve This?
    A dysfunctional family in Madrid: Gloria is a cleaning lady, hooked on No-Doze, living in a crowded flat with Antonio, her surly husband, a cabby who adores an aging German singer he used to chauffeur; he's also a forger. (imdb)
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    Matador
    Ex-bullfighter who is getting turned on by killing, lady lawyer with same problem and young man driven insane by over-religious upbringing - these are the main characters in this stylish black comedy about dark sides of human nature. (imdb)
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    Law of Desire
    A film makers sexual disorientation jepordizes his latest project. (imdb)
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    Live Flesh
    Pizza delivery man Victor is having an argument with Elena, whom he met a few days ago, but she was high then and doesn't want to hear about him. Reacting to the noise, two cops, young David and older Sancho, arrive at the scene, the gun accidentally goes off.. Four years later David is a wheelchair basketball star, he's married to Elena, Victor is released out of prison and their destinies begin to cross again. (imdb)
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    Kika
    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 ex-psychologist Andrea Scarface. (imdb)
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    Volver
    Three generations of women survive the east wind, fire, insanity, superstition and even death by means of goodness, lies and boundless vitality. (Sony Pictures Classics)
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    High Heels
    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. (imdb)
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    The Flower of My Secret
    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. (imdb)
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    Pepi, Luci, Bom and Other Girls Like Mom
    Pepi, Luci and Bom are three girls of very different age and condition who live in Madrid in the punk era. A lot of singular situations happen. (imdb)
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    Labyrinth of Passion
    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", helps Sexilia come to terms with her new life-style. (imdb)
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    Dark Habits
    A nightclub singer seeks refuge with gay nuns on dope in a Madrid convent.
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    Broken Embraces
    A man writes, lives and loves in the darkness. He was the victim of a brutal car accident fourteen years ago in Lanzarote. Not only did he lose his sight, but also the woman of his life, Lena.
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    Salomé
    Salomé (1978) - Short Film
    Pedro Almodóvar's first short, a remake of Salome (1953)
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    La concejala antropófaga
    Spin off from "Los Abrazos Rotos".
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    The Skin I Live In
    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.
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    Tráiler para amantes de lo prohibido
    Tragic love story told using boleros.
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    I\
    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. (imdb)
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    Julieta
    Julieta's life in 2015 finds her on the verge of madness; 30 years earlier, we see a more prosperous time in her life. (imdb)
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    Pain and Glory
    A film director reflects on the choices he's made in life as past and present come crashing down around him. (imdb)
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    The Human Voice
    The Human Voice (2021) - Short Film
    Tilda Swinton swallows up the screen as a woman traumatized by the end of a relationship in Pedro Almodóvar's new short film. An impeccably designed yet combustible adaptation of Jean Cocteau's 1930 play The Human Voice, it marks the Spanish director's English-language debut. (NYFF)
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    Parallel Mothers
    The story of two mothers who give birth the same day. (imdb)
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    Strange Way of Life
    After twenty-five years Silva rides a horse across the desert to visit his friend Sheriff Jake. They celebrate the meeting, but the next morning Jake tells him that reason for his trip is not to go down the memory lane of their friendship. (imdb)
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