#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – 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.
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Not Almodovar’s best, but still worth seeing
TTechnically beautiful, and well acted by the leads (some of the supporting cast is less than stellar), but there’s a bit too much in this film-noir/comedy/romantic tragedy that feels over- the-top, for it to be a great film. And the homages to Hitchcock, Sirk, Amodovar’s younger self, etc. walk the line between amusing and distracting. That said, this did improve on a second viewing, and became a more emotional and satisfying experience. A now blind writer remembers his past as a director with a different name who had a great love affair with his leading lady (Penelope Cruz, beautiful and wonderful as always), much to the fury of her powerful, industrialist sugar-daddy. Never boring, often enthralling, but somehow ultimately just a tiny touch less than the sum of its parts.
even minor Almodovar is worth a look-see
Pedro Almodovar’s latest, “Broken Embraces,” is like a high-class telenovela for the art-house crowd.
Its love triangle – involving a film director (Lluis Homar), his gorgeous lead actress (Penelope Cruz) and her elderly, abusive boyfriend (Jose Luis Gomez) who’s financing the film on which they’re working – spans the period from 1994 to 2008. In the present time, the financier, Ernesto Martel, has just died, while the director, Mateo Blanco, who has since become blind, has plans for writing another film. But what’s become of Lena, the girl of both of their dreams, in the intervening years?
Structurally, the movie divides its focus fairly evenly between the two time periods. The intricately plotted narrative unravels like a conventional mystery story, with clues being dropped in at key moments and character connections and motivations becoming ever more clearly defined as the movie goes on.
This isn’t prime Almodovar, by any means, but the customary florid melodrama, color-rich palette and elegant direction make it a worthy addition to the director’s oeuvre.
Original Language es
Runtime 2 hr 7 min (127 min)
Genre Drama, Romance, Thriller
Director Pedro Almodóvar
Writer Pedro Almodóvar
Actors Penélope Cruz, Lluís Homar, Blanca Portillo, José Luis Gómez
Awards Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 9 wins & 45 nominations.
Production Company El Deseo S.A.
Sound Mix Dolby Digital
Aspect Ratio 2.35 : 1
Camera Arriflex 416, Zeiss Ultra 16 Lenses, Panavision Panaflex Millennium, Panavision G-Series Lenses, Panavision Panaflex Platinum, Panavision Primo Lenses
Laboratory Fotofilm S.A., Madrid, Spain
Film Length 3,480 m (Portugal, 35 mm)
Negative Format 16 mm (Kodak Vision3 500T 7219), 35 mm (Kodak Vision2 250D 5205, Vision3 500T 5219, Fuji Eterna Vivid 160T 8543)
Cinematographic Process Digital Intermediate (2K) (master format), Panavision (anamorphic) (source format), Spherical (source format), Super 16 (source format)
Printed Film Format 35 mm (partial blow-up) (Kodak Vision Premier 2393)