Broken Embraces (2009)

Broken Embraces (2009)

Director Pedro Almodóvar

Writer Pedro Almodóvar

Genre Drama, Romance, Thriller

Year 2009

Actors Penélope Cruz, Lluís Homar, Blanca Portillo, José Luis Gómez

IMDB : 7.2 (32,175 votes)


Description Passion, obsession, wealth, jealousy, family, guilt, and creativity. In Madrid, Harry Caine is a blind screenwriter, assisted by Judit and her son Diego. The past comes rushing in when Harry learns of the death of Ernesto Martel, a wealthy businessman, and Ernesto's son pays Harry a visit. In a series of flashbacks to the 1990s, we see Harry, who was then Mateo Blanco, a director; he falls in love with Ernesto's mistress, Lena, and casts her in a film, which Ernesto finances. Ernesto is jealous and obsessive, sending his son to film the making of the movie, to follow Lena and Mateo, and to give him the daily footage. Judit doesn't like Lena. It's a collision course.


  • andrew1236 2013-03-24 01:27:36
    I liked this film a lot!
  • TheOnlySilverUnicorn 2012-08-14 06:20:10
    I hope you have seen this by now. I think it is an excellent film. I have recommended it to many people. :)
  • TheOnlySilverUnicorn 2012-08-14 06:17:48
    You're just trolling right? I find it hard to believe anyone could actually think Broken Embraces is a Star Wars rip off. If you are sincere, could you explain? I honestly don't see the parallel.
  • MrCherubhair1 2012-02-16 23:53:40
    @tyronekubrick You probably just have bad memory.
  • tyronekubrick 2012-01-09 15:46:32
    Is it just me or is this film really forgettable? I saw this in a theater when it was released about two years ago and I can't remember a fucking thing. I don't remember hating it though.
  • Abhishek Saha 2011-12-11 08:49:40
    I'll watch this film only for Penelope, I love her <3
  • M73Kevin 2011-09-16 09:08:05
    @christiankinney Of Star Wars.
  • Qoontz 2011-09-02 00:13:12
    @Holygrail2 I agree it gives very little away, but I do not agree that it's incredibly intriguing, or even intriguing for that matter. Penelope Cruz looks unbelievably hot, that's about all the intrigue I got from the trailer. Having said that, it is an Almodovar film, so I'm sure it's very good. I just think the trailer sucks.
  • M73Kevin 2011-07-28 14:26:51
    Another ripped off piece of shit
  • dizkidliz 2011-07-09 16:01:47
    Beautiful film!! I was basically glued to the screen the entire time.
  • gmhmilenio 2011-05-16 05:48:09
    This was a good film. Penelope Cruz is amazing in Spanish movies, bewitching even, a Spanish Audrey Hepburn if you will. I used to consider her a dreadful actress, until I saw her in "Volver" and then followed her work in older Spanish films and Broken Embraces. Now I'd rather not see anything by her in Hollywood. She loses herself. That Pirates of the Caribbean trailer makes me cringe, I'm not gonna see it, I dont want my image of her tainted again. Plus a 4th sequel is WAY too much for me.
  • folladordeprostis 2011-04-30 01:37:20
    Epic movie,much better than the previous movie volver
  • radbrent 2010-11-25 03:09:53
    Favorite movie. Almodovar knows how to make a trailer !!
  • Ali Garcia 2010-08-16 05:41:50
    @inspiREDancer2 "El Sabor de tu Boca" by Alberto Iglesias
  • Johnny Parsons 2010-06-24 18:00:56
    El mejor de Almodovar, lo maximo...
  • edgarae1 2009-10-28 05:45:12
    Penelope Cruz and Almodovar, I die!!!! I literally sobbed while watching this trailer. I need to see this.

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