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Release Date: November 20th, 2009

DVD Release Date: March 16th, 2010

R|2 hr 8 min

Plot Summary
The death of Ernesto Martel (José Luis Gómez) sets off a chain of events that forces one man to come to terms with his past. Before he went blind, Harry Caine was Mateo Blanco (Lluís Homar), a film director who often worked with Ernesto. Ten years ago, Ernesto and Mateo's friendship became a battle for Lena (Penélope Cruz), Ernesto's mistress and Mateo's secret object of affection. When the former recruits his son (Rubén Ochandiano) to spy on the latter, things quickly spiral out of control.

Cast: Penélope Cruz, Lluís Homar, Blanca Portillo, José Luis Gómez, Tamar Novas, Rubén Ochandiano, Marta Aledo, Agustín Almodóvar

Director: Pedro Almodóvar

Genres: Drama, Thriller

Production Co: El Deseo S.A.

Distributors: Sony Pictures Classics

Keywords: Transformation, Death, Temptation, House, Love triangle, Suspenseful, Office, Revenge, Rivalry, 1990s, 2010s, Melodramatic, Son

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Awards

Nominated Best Foreign Language Film
Nominated Film Not in the English Language
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2009)