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Plot: After being estranged for 15 years, flamboyant actress Becky del Paramo re-enters her daughter Rebeca’s life when she comes to perform a concert. Rebeca, she finds, is now married to one of Becky’s ex-lovers, Manuel. The mother and daughter begin making up for lost time, when suddenly, a murder occurs…
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Nice Almodóvar film
I like the films made by director Pedro Almodóvar and ‘Tacones Lejanos’ (‘High Heels’) is no exception. Even his lesser film (‘Kika’) have something to enjoy, most of all because they are so very different from other films you have seen. Like a Tarantino-film, an Almodóvar-film is sort of like a genre on itself. Although Almodóvar reached greatness with ‘Todo Sobre Mi Madre’ and especially ‘Hable Con Ella’, his earlier films like ‘Mujeres al Borde de un Ataque de Nervios’ and this one are a lot of fun. He mixes so many genres here, uses symbolism in such an effective way, the least thing it does is being original. I guess there is nothing wrong with that.
The story involves a daughter Rebeca (Victoria Abril), her famous mother Becky (Marisa Paredes) who returns to Spain after fifteen tears, a murder that could have been committed by Rebeca, Becky and a third suspect, Judge Domínguez (Miguel Bosé) who is on the case, and a lot of colorful supporting characters. I could tell you more but the plot is not really the issue here. Although this films sounds like a drama, maybe a detective or a thriller even, it is closer to a comedy because of the way Almodóvar handles the absurd situations. There is a scene where Rebeca, an anchorwoman, tells something about the murder where she herself is one of the suspects. Next to her sits a woman who does the news in sign language. The whole scene, which is dramatic in what it tells us, is one of the best moments of comedy I have seen.
Of course the themes here are really dramatic. Not only we have the murder, we also have Rebeca who has wanted to impress her mother her entire life. It is just that Almodóvar creates a world that reminds you of a soap opera that can bring comedy out of every dramatic event. That his film is more serious than you might think is proved by the symbolism he uses. Scenes where Rebeca is temporarily in prison show her in a symbolic way how she feels. In another beautiful scene we see Rebeca driving her car, but it is the wall on the background that draws her attention. It is like her entire life is written on the wall. Almodóvar who loves to use bright colors finds an effective way here to use them, representing the state the character is in. It is not only effective it is quite beautiful to look at as well.
I saw this movie the other day in a film school class, and I hadn’t seen an Almodovar movie before but went in expecting it to be good. Unfortunately, it turned out to be a pointless film with only a couple of laughs mixed in with two hours of sheer boredom. High Heels is just a collection of random scenes that might have worked in their own separate movies but together don’t add up to any kind of meaningful whole at all.
Or so I thought. Then, the next day, my film professor spent the entire class period explaining all of the movie’s hidden little details, like how the mural depicting stereotypical flamenco dancers in the background of the drag queen scene is some kind of commentary on the lack of identity that Spain as a nation has developed under fascist rule. Apparently, the whole movie is chock full of clever little visual tricks and references like this.
Great, but you know what? It’s still a bad movie. It takes more than depth and complexity to make a good film–you still need to give the audience a reason to keep paying attention, something to interest the viewer enough to actually care about all the subtle tricks. High Heels gives us strange, off-beat characters but keeps them in mostly mundane situations recycled from other movies, and Almodovar doesn’t seem to be using them to make any kind of point. What is the significance, for example, of the Hitchcockian surprise character revelation that occurs towards the end of the film? Why is that even in there? Just to surprise us?
There is one funny scene that has to do with a news broadcast. And that’s it, that’s the only entertaining moment. The rest of the movie is just nonsensical filmic references and visual cues that apparently exist only for the sake of showing us how smart Pedro Almodovar is. But no matter what my film professor says, it takes more than self-indulgent trickery for a movie to be good.
Original Language es
Runtime 1 hr 52 min (112 min)
Genre Comedy, Drama, Romance
Director Pedro Almodóvar
Writer Pedro Almodóvar
Actors Victoria Abril, Marisa Paredes, Miguel Bosé
Country Spain, France
Awards 11 wins & 9 nominations
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix Dolby
Aspect Ratio 1.85 : 1
Laboratory Madrid Film S.A., Madrid, Spain
Film Length N/A
Negative Format 35 mm
Cinematographic Process Spherical
Printed Film Format 35 mm