Broken Embraces


Synopsis

Fourteen years ago, a writer lost his sight and his lover in a car accident, and is now reduced to his pseudonym, Harry Caine. He has completely erased his original identity. Harry lives thanks to the scripts he writes and to the help of her former and always faithful production manager, Judit Garcia, as well as of her son, Diego, who acts as his secretary, typist and guide. But, one night, Diego has an accident and Harry must look after him. In the long night of sitting up with the boy, he tells him of his past as if it was a story. A story portrayed by a photo of a couple of lovers embracing. A photo torn to pieces, resulting in broken embraces.
Original Languages: Spanish with English subtitles
Genre: Drama
Running Time: 129 min.
Year: 2009

CREDITS

CAST
Blanca Portillo (Judit Garcia)
Lluís Homar (Mateo Blanco/Harry Caine)
Penélope Cruz (Lena)
DIRECTED BY
Pedro Almodóvar

TRAILER


PHOTOS

French Press Kit/Dossier de Presse
Lena/Pina (Penélope Cruz). Photo by Emilio Pereda & Paola Ardizzoni Ó Emilio Pereda & Paola Ardizzoni / El Deseo, Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics.
Left to Right: Diego, Mateo (Lluis Homar) (back) and Judit (Blanca Portillo). Photo by Emilio Pereda & Paola Ardizzoni Ó Emilio Pereda & Paola Ardizzoni / El Deseo, Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics
Lena (Penélope Cruz) looking in the mirror. Photo by Emilio Pereda & Paola Ardizzoni Ó Emilio Pereda & Paola Ardizzoni / El Deseo, Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics
Lena (Penélope Cruz) embraced by Ernesto Martel Sr. (José Luis Gómez). Photo by Emilio Pereda & Paola Ardizzoni Ó Emilio Pereda & Paola Ardizzoni / El Deseo, Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics
Left to Right: Mateo (Lluis Homar) and Lena (Penelope Cruz) by the beach. Photo by Emilio Pereda & Paola Ardizzoni Ó Emilio Pereda & Paola Ardizzoni / El Deseo, Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics
Left to Right: ?Girls and Suitcases? on the screen and Harry (Lluis Homar). Photo by Emilio Pereda & Paola Ardizzoni Ó Emilio Pereda & Paola Ardizzoni / El Deseo, Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics
Left to Right: Diego and Judit (Blanca Portillo). Photo by Emilio Pereda & Paola Ardizzoni Ó Emilio Pereda & Paola Ardizzoni / El Deseo, Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics
Judit (Blanca Portillo) on set. Photo by Emilio Pereda & Paola Ardizzoni Ó Emilio Pereda & Paola Ardizzoni / El Deseo, Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics
Mateo (Lluis Homar) and Lena (Penélope Cruz) (both back) in Lanzarote. Photo by Emilio Pereda & Paola Ardizzoni Ó Emilio Pereda & Paola Ardizzoni / El Deseo, Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics
Left to Right: Lena (Penélope Cruz) and Mateo (Lluis Homar) watching TV. Photo by Emilio Pereda & Paola Ardizzoni Ó Emilio Pereda & Paola Ardizzoni / El Deseo, Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics
Penélope Cruz. Photo by Emilio Pereda & Paola Ardizzoni Ó Emilio Pereda & Paola Ardizzoni / El Deseo, Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics
Left to Right: Director Pedro Almodóvar, Carmen Machi and Penélope Cruz. Photo by Emilio Pereda & Paola Ardizzoni Ó Emilio Pereda & Paola Ardizzoni / El Deseo, Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics
Clockwise: José Luis Gómez, Director Pedro Almodóvar and Penélope Cruz. Photo by Emilio Pereda & Paola Ardizzoni Ó Emilio Pereda & Paola Ardizzoni / El Deseo, Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics
Left to Right: Penélope Cruz and Pedro Almodóvar. Photo by Emilio Pereda & Paola Ardizzoni Ó Emilio Pereda & Paola Ardizzoni / El Deseo, Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics
Director Pedro Almodóvar. Photo by Emilio Pereda & Paola Ardizzoni Ó Emilio Pereda & Paola Ardizzoni / El Deseo, Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics