Broken Embraces


2h 8m 2009

Brief Synopsis

When her father becomes gravely ill, beautiful Lena consents to a relationship with her boss Ernesto, a very wealthy, much-older man who pays for her father's hospitalization and provides her with a lavish lifestyle. But Lena's dream is to act, and soon she falls for the director of her first film -

Film Details

Also Known As
Abrazos Rotos, los, Broken Hugs, Los abrazos rotos
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2009
Location
Madrid, Spain; Canary Islands

Technical Specs

Duration
2h 8m

Synopsis

When her father becomes gravely ill, beautiful Lena consents to a relationship with her boss Ernesto, a very wealthy, much-older man who pays for her father's hospitalization and provides her with a lavish lifestyle. But Lena's dream is to act, and soon she falls for the director of her first film - a project bankrolled by her husband to keep her near. Upon his discovery of the affair, Ernesto stops at nothing to ruin Lena's happiness.

Crew

Agustin Almodovar

Producer

Pedro Almodóvar

Screenplay

Gastón Amarilla

Painter

Gonzalo Anso

Props

Sonia Aranzabal

Set Decorator

Paola Ardizzoni

Photography

Esteban Arranz

Art Assistant

Grace Ayaso

Production Assistant

Rafa Bautista

Trainer

Fernando Beltrán

Electrician

Yuyi Beringola

Script Supervisor

Marta Blasco

Set Decorator

Gustavo Brito

Production Assistant

Mercedes Selgas Caceres

Accountant

Jesús Calzada

Construction

Cecilio Caparrini

Assistant Director

Carlota Casado

Set Decorator

Mª ángeles Perez Chica

Advisor

Mirella Cuesta

Production

Ismael Curbelo

Production Assistant

Sergio Dfaz

Production Manager

Ver=nica Dfaz

Assistant

Juan Luis De La Puente

Production

Carla Díaz

Accountant

Mauricio Díez

Advisor

Adela Donamaria

Production Secretary

Guillermo Escribano

Assistant Director

Marcelino San Eugenio

Electrician

Susana Fernández

Props

Jaime Fernandez-cid

Boom Operator

Yael Fernández-maquieira

Makeup Assistant

Concha Fontenla

Production Assistant

Ángel Fraguela

Sound

Covadonga R Gamboa

Production Coordinator

María Garcés

Production Assistant

Alvaro Garcia

Camera Assistant

Enrique Garcia

Electrician

Esther Garcia

Producer

Lola Garcia

Assistant

Macarena Garcia

Assistant Costume Designer

Massimo Gattabrusi

Hair Stylist

Almudena Gómez

Advisor

Antxon Gomez

Art Director

Beatriz Gordo

Accountant

Falkwyn Goyeneche

Video

Juanjo Gracia

Art Assistant

Sonia Grande

Costume Designer

Domingo Guadalupe

Production Assistant

Pelayo Gutierrez

Sound Editing

Javier Heras

Trainer

Yolanda Hurtado

Digital Effects

Alberto Iglesias

Original Score

Mikel Izaguirre

Props

Joost De Jager

Props

Diana G Jimena

Other

María Lacambra

Costume Designer

Belén Lamuedra

Production Assistant

Luis Lattanzi

Camera Assistant

Juan Leiva

Camera Assistant

Antia Leon

Coordinator

Lucia Lopez

Assistant Costume Designer

Marina López

Trainer

Rafael Lorenzo

Advisor

Ana Lozano

Makeup Artist

Fernando Lueches

Assistant

Joaquin Manchado

Camera Operator

Cecilia Maric

Production Secretary

Mara Matey

Set Decorator

Israel Mendoza

Production Assistant

Rodrigo Merolla

Boom Operator

Mónica Miguel

Hair Stylist

Vfctor Molero

Art Director

Marina H Molini

Production Assistant

Yuri Montero

Production Secretary

Joaquin Montull

Assistant Costume Designer

Nuria Muni

Art Assistant

Haridian Nóbrega

Makeup Assistant

Clara Notari

Art Assistant

Toni Novella

Production Manager

Marc Orts

Sound Mixer

Diego Pajuelo

Finance Manager

Chus San Pascual

Production Manager

Emilio Pereda

Photography

Miguel Pérez

Color

Pilar Perez

Cashier

Libertad Peris

Accountant

Pablo Perona

Special Makeup Effects

Miguel Poveda

Song Performer

Rodrigo Prieto

Director Of Photography

Eva Quilez

Makeup Assistant

José Reboul

Electrician

Miguel Rejas

Sound

Pilar Revuelta

Set Decorator

Ferran Rial

Assistant Director

Daniel Rivero

Assistant Director

Federico Rozadillas

Production Assistant

Inaki Rubio

Props

Javier Ruiz

Other

Jose Salcedo

Editor

Luis San Narciso

Casting Director

Alberto Sanchez

Electrician

Pablo Sánchez

Camera Assistant

María Paz Sancho

Accountant

Silvia Sancho

Accountant

Alexis Santos

Props

Isabel Tristan

Props

Andrea Vázquez

Assistant Director

Esteban Vieytes

Props

Miguel Angel Vinas

Video

Juan Ignacio Vinuales

Props

Tania Wahlbeck

Painter

Aida Yusti

Accountant

Arancha Yusti

Accountant

Zaloa Ziluaga

Props

Film Details

Also Known As
Abrazos Rotos, los, Broken Hugs, Los abrazos rotos
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2009
Location
Madrid, Spain; Canary Islands

Technical Specs

Duration
2h 8m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Co-winner of the 2009 Satellite Award for Best Foreign Language Film by the International Press Academy (IPA).

Released in United States Fall November 20, 2009

Released in United States December 11, 2009

Released in United States on Video March 16, 2010

Released in United States 2009

Released in United States July 2009

Released in United States September 2009

Shown at New York Film Festival (Closing Night) September 25-October 11, 2009.

Shown at Karlovy Vary International Film Festival (Open Eyes) July 3-11, 2009.

Shown at San Sebastian International Film Festival (Made in Spain) September 18-26, 2009.

Released in United States Fall November 20, 2009

Released in United States December 11, 2009 (Los Angeles)

Released in United States on Video March 16, 2010

Released in United States 2009 (Shown at New York Film Festival (Closing Night) September 25-October 11, 2009.)

Released in United States July 2009 (Shown at Karlovy Vary International Film Festival (Open Eyes) July 3-11, 2009.)

Released in United States September 2009 (Shown at San Sebastian International Film Festival (Made in Spain) September 18-26, 2009.)

The Country of Spain