Talk to Her


1h 52m 2002

Brief Synopsis

The curtain before a stage opens to present a Pina Bausch dance spectacle, "Café Müller." Among the spectators, two men are sitting together by chance--they don't know each other. They are Benigno, a young nurse, and Marco, a forty-something writer. The dance piece provokes such emotion that Marco

Film Details

Also Known As
Hable Con Ella, Parla con lei, Parle avec elle, Snakk til henne, Speak with Her, Sprich mit ihr - hable con ella
MPAA Rating
R
Genre
Dance
Drama
Foreign
Romance
Release Date
2002
Distribution Company
Sony Pictures Classics
Location
Spain; Paris, France

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 52m

Synopsis

The curtain before a stage opens to present a Pina Bausch dance spectacle, "Café Müller." Among the spectators, two men are sitting together by chance--they don't know each other. They are Benigno, a young nurse, and Marco, a forty-something writer. The dance piece provokes such emotion that Marco breaks into tears. Benigno notices the shining tears of his casual companion in the darkness of the theater's audience. He would like to tell him that he, too, is moved by the performance, but he doesn't dare... Months later, the two men meet again at "El Bosque," a private clinic where Benigno works. Lydia, Marco's girlfriend, a bullfighter by profession, has been gored by a bull and has fallen into a coma. Benigno is in charge of another patient in a coma, Alicia, a young ballet student. When Marco passes by Alicia's room, Benigno approaches him. It is the beginning of an intense friendship, as linear as a rollercoaster. During the time suspended within the walls of the clinic, the life of these four characters flows in all directions, past, present and future, leading all of them to an unexpected destiny.

Crew

Javier Aguirresarobe

Director Of Photography

Monica Alarcon

Special Effects

Juan Antonio Alcoba

Advisor

Juan Antonio Alcoba

Stunt Double

Agustin Almodovar

Executive Producer

Pedro Almodóvar

Screenplay

Jan Arnold

Animatronics

Merche Arque

Special Effects

Colin Arthur

Animatronics

Jaime Barros

Sound Engineer

Xavi Bastida

Special Effects

Pina Bausch

Choreographer

Yuyi Beringola

Script Supervisor

Jose Antonio Bermudez

Sound Mixer

Sara Bilbatua

Casting

Harald Boll

Wardrobe

Rolf Borzik

Costume Designer

Rolf Borzik

Art Director

Matthias Burkert

Sound

Jorge Calvo

Special Effects Supervisor

Pedro Jose Calvo

Other

David Campos

Special Effects Technician

Montse Capdevilla

Digital Effects

Javier Casado

Music

Avshalom Caspi

Music Producer

Anthony S Ciccarelli

Special Effects Technician

Pilar Cienfuegos

3-D Artist

Marlon Cito

Costume Designer

Felix Cordon

Special Effects

Jose Cordon

Special Effects

Manuel Corrales

Sound Effects

Jose Luis Crespo

Score Recording

Jose Luis Crespo

Music Scoring Mixer

Bruno De La Calva

Digital Effects

Isaac De La Pompa

3-D Artist

Manuel Delgado

Digital Effects

Veronica Diez

Special Effects

David Dominguez

Camera Operator

Joaquin Dorado

Special Effects Technician

Jorge C Dorado

Assistant Director

Andreas Eisenschneider

Sound

Noemi Elias

Special Effects

Clarissa Farran

Music Producer

Juancho Fernandez

Digital Effects

Ismael Ferrer

Special Effects

Simon Ferrer

Special Effects

Esther Garcia

Production Supervisor

Victor Garcia

Special Effects

Federico Garcia Cambero

Set Decorator

Diego Garrido

Sound Editing

Diego Garrido

Editorial Assistant

Juan Gatti

Titles

Carlos Gimenez

Storyboard Artist

Roberto Giron

3-D Artist

Antxon Gomez

Art Director

Nana Gonzalez

Digital Effects

Sonia Grande

Costume Designer

Claudio Guell

Special Effects

Luis Guerra

Digital Effects

Fernando Guillén Cuervo

Other

Ramon Guzman

Digital Effects

Alberto Iglesias

Music Composer

Alberto Iglesias

Music

Alberto Iglesias

Music Conductor

Barbel Junge

Makeup

Manolo Laguna

Editorial Assistant

Manolo Laguna

Sound Editing

Pedro Lazaga

Assistant Director

Antonio Lemos

Stunt Coordinator

Luis Fernando Machi

Assistant Director

Andreas Maier

Wardrobe

Ara Malikian

Music

Joaquin Manchado

Steadicam Operator

Joaquin Manchado

Camera Operator

Javier Marmolejo

Advisor

Carlos Martin

Special Effects

David Martin

Special Effects

Juan Masides

Camera Operator

Enriq Masip

Special Effects

Ocean Mateos

Digital Effects

Jose M Meneses

Special Effects

Pau Costa Moeller

Special Effects Technician

Victor Molero

Unit Manager

Paula Moron

Director Of Photography

Toni Novella

Production Manager

Hermanos Orco

Special Effects

Eduardo Ortega

Music

Rosa Ortiz

Editorial Assistant

Rosa Ortiz

Sound Editing

Fasa Oyibo

Digital Effects

Peter Pabst

Art Director

Marisa Paredes

Other

Tato Perdoguero

Location Manager

Ferran Piquer

Digital Effects

Sarah Pooley

Animatronics

Miguel Rejas

Sound

Marisol Ribe

Special Effects

Montse Ribe

Special Effects

Francisco Rodriguez

Hair Stylist

Maria Rodriguez

Unit Manager

Miguel 'mage' Rodriguez

Special Effects

Cecilia Roth

Other

Isidro Ruano

Special Effects

Michel Ruben

Associate Producer

Jose Salcedo

Editor

Alicia Sanchez

Assistant Director

Jose Ramon Santos

Assistant Director

Pablo A Saugar

Other

Victor Hugo Sauger

Other

Mamen Segovia

Advisor

Mamen Segovia

Other

Julio Navarro Seisdedos

Special Effects Technician

Juan Serrano

Special Effects

Karmele Soler

Makeup

Suzanne Stokes-munton

Wig Supplier

Luis Antonio Vallejo

Other

Caetano Veloso

Song

Yolanda Vergareche

Special Effects

Adolfo Vila

Special Effects

Raul Romanillos Villalba

Special Effects Technician

Ruben Villoria

3-D Artist

Film Details

Also Known As
Hable Con Ella, Parla con lei, Parle avec elle, Snakk til henne, Speak with Her, Sprich mit ihr - hable con ella
MPAA Rating
R
Genre
Dance
Drama
Foreign
Romance
Release Date
2002
Distribution Company
Sony Pictures Classics
Location
Spain; Paris, France

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 52m

Award Wins

Best Original Screenplay

2002

Best Original Screenplay

2003
Pedro Almodovar

Award Nominations

Best Director

2002
Pedro Almodovar

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Nominated for the 2002 award for Best Foreign Film by the Broadcast Film Critics Association.

Nominated for two 2002 awards by the London Film Critics Circle, including Best Foreign Language Film and Best Director (Pedro Almodovar).

Winner of the 2002 award for Best Director (Pedro Almodovar) from the Los Angeles Film Critics Association.

Winner of the 2002 award for Best Foreign Film from the National Board of Review of Motion Pictures.

Released in United States Fall November 22, 2002

Released in United States December 13, 2002

Released in United States on Video May 27, 2003

Released in United States 2002

Released in United States November 2002

Released in United States November 2004

Shown at New York Film Festival September 27 - October 13, 2002.

"The Shrinking Lover" is a seven minute black & white silent film featured in "Talk to Her," created by Pedro Almodovar.

Released in United States Fall November 22, 2002

Released in United States December 13, 2002 (Los Angeles)

Released in United States on Video May 27, 2003

Released in United States 2002 (Shown at New York Film Festival September 27 - October 13, 2002.)

Released in United States November 2002 (Shown at AFI/Los Angeles International Film Festival (Gala) November 7-17, 2002.)

Released in United States November 2004 (Shown at AFI/Los Angeles International Film Festival (Tribute) November 4-14, 2004.)

The Country of Spain