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All About My Mother (Todo sobre mi madre)

Rating:R (for sexuality including strong sexual dialogue, language and some drug content)
Genre:Drama, Comedy
Release Date:November 19, 1999
Running time:101 minutes
Cast:Cecilia Roth, Marisa Paredes, Candela Pena, Antonia San Juan, Penelope Cruz
Director:Pedro Almodovar
Producer:Agustin Almodovar
Writer:Pedro Almodovar
Distributor:Sony Pictures Classics

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Description: Manuela, a nurse and single mother in her late thirties must come to terms with the tragic loss of her only son, Esteban, when he is struck by a car. She never told Esteban who he was, "your father died long before you were born" was all she ever told him. In memory of her son--who's his father's namesake--Manuela leaves Madrid and goes to Barcelona in search of Esteban's father. However, the man that she left behind, eighteen years ago when she was pregnant, is now a transvestite named Lola. The search for a man with that name cannot be simple. And indeed it isn't.

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