"BROKEN EMBRACES" (2009; R)
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Spanish filmmaker Pedro Almodovar goes into Hitchcock mode for this tale of illicit love and brutal revenge. A film director accepts financing from a ruthless industrialist and falls for the man’s beautiful mistress (Penelope Cruz), who is starring in the movie.
The story is told in flashback as the director – now blind and surviving by writing screenplays – looks back on the turning point in his life and career.