When film director Enrique is visited by his childhood friend and lover, Ignacio, Ignacio gives Enrique a short story he's written that's a factual account of the molestation he sustained at the hands of their Catholic school teacher.
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- Pedro Almodóvar
- 2005 Independent Spirit Awards®
- Best Foreign Film nominee
- 2005 BAFTA®
- Best Foreign Language Film nominee
Widescreen Anamorphic 2.35:1Subtitles
NoLanguage and sound
Spanish (Neutral): Dolby Digital 5.1Other features
Color; interactive menus; scene access; trailer; making-of featurette; cast and crew interview; deleted scenes.
Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that this is a dark and tawdry film. Main characters are junkies, pedophiles, and murderers. The film deals with molestation within the Catholic Church, and all in all presents the church in a negative light. Parents should also be note that the film centers around the life of a molested boy turned junkie transsexual. It includes scenes of graphic gay sex and vulgar language. It's not appropriate for anyone under 17. (Note: This film is in Spanish with English subtitles.)
- Sexual Content
- Faux nudity through the design of a drag queen's beaded dress, partial male nudity, relatively graphic gay sex, suggestions of child molestation.
- Murderous neck breaking.
- Sexually vulgar language.
- Social Behavior
- This movie is filled with bad people. Main characters abuse drugs and each other. Characters with whom we are supposed to identify lie, murder, and blackmail. As few really end up being happy, the film does not seem to highly promote this type of behavior. No one really benefits from bad behavior.
- Not applicable.
- Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol
- Characters drink until incapacitated and snort and shoot illegal drugs (but suffer the consequences). A main character overdoses on heroin.
- Age appropriate
- Not an issue
- Depends on your kid and your family
- Not appropriate for kids of the age most likely to want to see it