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Ahead of its U.S. opening, the Broken Embraces official domestic trailer is now online,  courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics.

Pedro Almodovar's latest saga sees muse Penelope Cruz cast as Lena; the object of affection in the double life of a man for whom love really is blind. This mystery/drama, nominated at this year's Cannes for the Palm d'Or, is the highly anticipated feature return of the talented Almodovar/Cruz pairing following 2006's acclaimed Volver.

Broken Embraces opens in New York on November 20th 2009, and on December 11th 2009 in Los Angeles.


Broken Embraces - Poster

Broken Embraces is a four–way tale of amour–fou, shot in the style of ‘50s American film noir at its most hard–boiled, and will mix references to works like Nicholas Ray’s In a Lonely Place and Vincente Minnelli’s The Bad and the Beautiful, with signature Almodóvar themes such as Fate, the mystery of creation, guilt, unscrupulous power, the eternal search of fathers for sons, and sons for fathers. Broken Embraces is an original screenplay written by tPedro Almodóvar which see's him once team up with Penelope Cruz following their successful collaboration on Volver, for which she was nominated for a Best Actress Oscar. The films also star Lluis Homar of Bad Education and Blanca Portilla of Volver. Regular Almodóvar contributors, such as Rossy de Palma, Kiti Manver, Chus Lampreave and Lola Dueñas have also joined the cast. Veteran actor Ángela Molina, who starred in Live Flesh, will play Cruz’s mother.

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