Talk to Her

Synopsis: After a chance encounter at a theater, two men, Benigno and Marco, meet at a private clinic where Benigno works. Lydia, Marco's girlfriend and a bullfighter by profession, has been gored and is in a coma. It so happens that Benigno is looking after another woman in a coma, Alicia, a young ballet student. The lives of the four characters will flow in all directions, past, present and future, dragging all of them towards an unsuspected destiny.
Director(s): Pedro Almodóvar
Production: Sony Pictures Classics
  Won 1 Oscar. Another 42 wins & 45 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
112 min


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... 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.

He is the one that was there

for me, more than anyone else.

But he died last year.

I am sorry.

'El Pais' wants me to do a profile

on you for their Sunday issue.

Do you write on bullfighting?

I don't know your name.

To be honest,

I know nothing of it.

But I know a lot about

desperate women.

And who told you I am


-This is the impression I have.

-Bullfighting doesn't interest you.

You are interested in my

relationship with Nino Valencia.

Tell EI Pais to leave me alone!

-Take me from here!

-What's going on?

Take me from here! There is

a snake in the kitchen.

-Give me the keys.

-The door is open.

Calm down.

And stay there.

My purse.

Take me to a hotel.

I am never coming back to

this house.

-To which hotel?

-To Eurobuilding, lets say.

Don't tell anyone about

the snake, please.

Only my family knows.

I always respect other

people's phobias.

After what you have done, how

can I say no to to the profile?

Think about it again. I will

call tomorrow, tell me then.

Thanks for everything.

Do you want me to stay? I can

sleep in the sofa.

No, I need to get used to

being alone.

Do you wash her?

What do you think?

-How was the night?


-Give it to me. I will do it.

-I am going now.

-Good bye.

-Bye, Matilde.

It's so hot!

-Lets cut her hair.

-short, it's more practical.

We will leave it as it was

when she came here... that she is not surprised

when she wakes up.

After 4 years, it will be great.

I believe in miracles.

So should you.

-Why me?

-Because you need them.

One might happen to you,

and you will not know.

So hot!

I took something from the

drugstore... help stop the perspiration

stains on my uniform.

My armpits are ok,

but look at my face.

-What's it called?


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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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Submitted on August 05, 2018

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