Hable con ella

Synopsis: Male nurse Benigno (Javier Cámara) becomes infatuated with a complete stranger when he watches dancer Alicia (Leonor Watling) practicing from the anonymity of his apartment. After being injured in a car accident, Alicia is brought to a nearby hospital, where Benigno serendipitously happens to be her caregiver. When wounded bullfighter Lydia (Rosario Flores) is brought into the same ward, her companion, writer Marco (Darío Grandinetti), begins to bond with Benigno.
Genre: Drama


The stage is full of wooden

chairs and tables.

Two women come out with robes.

Their eyes are closed.

Like two sleepwalkers.

You get scared...They trip

on everything, poor them.

But suddenly, a man appears.

With a very sad face, the

saddest I have ever seen.

He pushes tables and chairs

out of their way.

You can't imagine how touching

it was.

Someone was sitting next to me.

In his 40s, hundsome.

He cried with emotion,

lots of times.

I don't understand why...

It was very beautiful!

I have a surprise for you!

I have an autograph of

Rina Baus for you.

I had to buy the photo.

It is in english and says:

I hope you surpass all

the obstacles...

... and start dancing.

-She has her period.

-It's early.

Good evening.

Benigno, can you

stay tonight?

My sister can't,

and I don't have anyone else.

Why did you come?

You should have called.

I am not taking advantage of you.

This week you did 3 nights.

Don't worry. A free afternoon

is enough for me.

I have to see the house

workers. It's a mess.

And to frame a photo.

My condition is not improving.

The hospital will decide.

Your husband left you

and the children.

Just come the nights you can.

We will be ok.

Thanks a lot.

-You cut off the intestinal food.

-She couldn't take it.

-We will try again tomorrow.

-Yes, go now.

And keep the spirits up!

Six bulls and a woman.

Wednesday at Briuega.

Lydia P Gonzales will

fight six bulls.

Why such a drastic decision?

It's my job. 2 bulls, or 6.

Whatever they say.

People say a lot of bullfighters

won't fight with you...

...because you are a woman.

People can say what they want.

Too much chauvinism in bullfighting,

but there are exceptions.

Nino Valencia was happy to share

billing with you for several months.

Do you think he did it

to promote himself?

And when he succeeded that,

he abandoned you?

I told you, I don't want

to talk about this!

But by talking about

certain problems...

...is the first step

towards their solution.

-Nino Valencia...


My dear Lydia, let me

finish the question.

I am not discussing this.

I told you earlier.

You didn't say anything earlier!

It's bad what you are saying!

They will think

it's a fixed interview.

And I am on of the few who

dare say the truth...

...and you should dare accept

...that Nino Valencia

took advantage of you.

He shared with you not only

the fame, but sex as well.

And he left you when

time was right.

Juan Luis, Marco here...

How are you?

I want to ask you something.

I would like to do an article

about Lydia Gonzales.

Yes, I see it too...

I would like to do something


For the Sunday issue?


-The woman has gone crazy!

-She dedicates it to you.

She would let the bull injur

her, just so that you see it.

You shouldn't have come,

especially you.

Don't tell me anything.

I know what I am doing.

Nino should concentrate.

He doesn't want any more worries.

Nothing to worry about. He should

just come to pick up his stuff.

-Or tell me where to send them.

-Send them at my place.

He, himself, should say so.

This is nothing to do with you.

You can leave whenever you want.

-Good evening.

-Scotch on the rocks, please.

-What glass do you prefer?

-A tall one.

Can I talk to you for

a minute, please?

Forget it. When something is

over, it's over.

-What are you saying?

-Can I talk to you?

If you take me to Madrid,

we can talk on the way.

It will be my pleasure.

-Who named you Lydia;

-My father.

It's as if he sealed your destiny.

He always wanted to be a bullfighter,

but stayed a banderillero.

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Pedro Almodóvar

Pedro Almodóvar Caballero is a Spanish film director, screenwriter, producer and former actor. He came to prominence as a director and screenwriter during La Movida Madrileña, a cultural renaissance ... more…

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