Number of Times Seen – 1 (2 Aug 2018)
Brief Synopsis – Two men’s lives cross paths when they both end up caring for comatose women.
My Take on it – This is a film that I heard about years ago but had little to no interest in seeing due to the fact that it was in a foreign language.
As I’ve been trying to expand my knowledge of foreign films, I decided to finally give it a chance.
This story is quite gripping and pulls you in right from the start even when you don’t quite understand what is going on.
This film manages to take the viewer on an interesting journey of how things happen in life in unexpected ways that are able to take people places that they never expected to ever reach.
They do a great job slowly revealing the backstory of these two men as we learn how each got to where they currently are largely by chance.
I liked the way that certain information is left ambiguous and they let us choose what to believe eventhough the information is never clearly stated.
The story shows how life sometimes takes us to places and events that we never would have expected to get to and how along that journey we might meet and re-meet people without even realizing it.
The effects of love and friendship with others is explored on numerous levels here and we also get to see how life evolves along the way.
At the Oscars that year, Director Pedro Alvodomar deservingly was nominated for Best Director for this film and also managed to win Best Original Screenplay for this great story.
Bottom Line – Great film that takes us on a journey of unexplained occurrences in life that take people places where they never expect. The story revolves around two caregivers as we slowly learn how each of them got to where they are. The story deals with the way life takes us to places and events that we never would have expected to reach while also having us meet and re-meet people along these journeys sometimes without even realizing. The story can be seen on numerous levels about friendship and love and how things can evolve in life. Almodovar was deservingly nominated for Best Director at the Oscars for this film. Recommended!
MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – When Marco asks Lidia her name, he says something like, “It looks you’ve been predestined to it.” That’s because bullfighting is also known as “art of lidia”. (From IMDB)
Rating – Oscar Worthy (9/10)
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