• High Heels (1991)

High Heels

Release Date: December 20th, 1991

R |1 hr 54 min

Plot Summary

The escapades of a famous Spanish actress (Marisa Paredes) and her daughter (Victoria Abril) lead to a murder-trial farce.

Cast: Victoria Abril, Marisa Paredes, Miguel Bosé, Féodor Atkine, Anna Lizaran, Mayrata O'Wisiedo, Cristina Marcos, Bibiana Fernández

Director: Pedro Almodóvar

Genres: Comedy

Production Co: Canal+, El Deseo S.A.

Ratings & Reviews

  • 75
    Dave KehrChicago Tribune

    It's an admirable attempt, though a less than completely successful one. The film's disappointments lie not so much in Almodovar's controlled, respectful direction as in the strange gaps and displacements of his screenplay, which never seems to supply the scenes we most want to see. [20 Dec 1991]

  • 63
    TV Guide Magazine

    A stylish but disappointing spoof which lacks the satiric gusto of director Pedro Almodovar's earlier works. show more

  • 75
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

    An Almodovar film is always an exercise in style, but High Heels also generates narrative energy and mystery, and provides what was, for me, a genuine surprise at the end. show more

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Nominated Best Foreign Language Film