What can one say about a Pedro Almodóvar movie? He is an auteur, which means to appreciate or review his films, one has to accept to enter into his cinematic world. A world with Hitchcock like psychological suspense, multi-layer melodrama, pseudo-intellectual morality, ambiguous sexual identities, drop-dead femme fatales, 50s Hollywood aesthetics (lighting, colour schemes, musical score) and above all, a knack to pull your heart strings despite the most outrageous plot-lines. “Broken Embrace” holds up to these standards. And he manages to hold me spellbound despite the fact that I prefer a simpler story-telling style. The actors are as usual outstanding. In particular, Lluís Homar Toboso, who plays a blind man but amazingly manages to transmit all his feelings and desire with his face. In addition, he reminds me of Patrick Swayze if had he lived to his 60s. Gracias Maestro Almodóvar!
|9/10||chaszzy@ - 17 reviews|
24.1.2010 - age: 36-49
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