The Flower of My Secret

Overview

Released at the same time as the DVD for Bad Education, a disc of Pedro Almodóvar's The Flower of My Secret has been issued by Sony Pictures Classics. The film is presented in a widescreen anamorphic transfer that preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 1.85:1. The soundtrack is presented in Spanish only. English and French subtitles are accessible. Supplemental materials include a making-of featurette, the trailer for the film, and previews of other Almodóvar titles ...
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Overview

Released at the same time as the DVD for Bad Education, a disc of Pedro Almodóvar's The Flower of My Secret has been issued by Sony Pictures Classics. The film is presented in a widescreen anamorphic transfer that preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 1.85:1. The soundtrack is presented in Spanish only. English and French subtitles are accessible. Supplemental materials include a making-of featurette, the trailer for the film, and previews of other Almodóvar titles on DVD.
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Special Features

Closed Caption; [None specified]
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Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Andrea LeVasseur
In one of his more mainstream films, popular Spanish director Pedro Almodóvar shifts to standard melodrama in The Flower of My Secret. The story and style is toned down from the usual Almodóvar trademarks of high camp and wild, colorful, and kinky characters. Leo, capably played by Marisa Parades, is treated tenderly, and the struggles with her marriage and career are shown with sentiment, rather than bent toward comedy. Compared to his previous outrageously styled works, this departure suffers as a paler version of his zany comedies. However, it also marks a point of maturity for his characters. It can be debated whether Almodóvar is referring to his own career in the character of Leo, a pulp romance novelist who hates her popular work and wants to write something serious. The character Leo makes references to Hollywood director George Cukor, and it appears Almodóvar is striving for that director's elegance, especially in their shared respect for film heroines. Almodóvar would continue to explore the psychological drama genre in his highly successful All About My Mother.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/12/2005
  • UPC: 043396009721
  • Original Release: 1995
  • Rating:

  • Source: Sony Pictures
  • Region Code: 1
  • Presentation: Wide Screen / Subtitled
  • Time: 1:43:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 37,128

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Marisa Paredes Leo Macias
Juan Echanove Angel
Imanol Arias Paco
Carmen Elias Betty
Rossy de Palma Rosa
Chus Lampreave Mother
Alicia Agut
Joaquín Cortés Antonio
Abraham Garcia
Kiti Manver
Jordi Mollà
Juan Jose Otegui
Manuela Vargas Blanca
Technical Credits
Pedro Almodóvar Director, Screenwriter
Agustín Almodóvar Executive Producer
Affonso Beato Cinematographer
Wolfgang Burmann Art Director
Esther Garcia Producer, Production Designer
Alberto Iglesias Score Composer
Pedro Lazaga Jr. Asst. Director
Michael Levine Camera Operator
Bernardo Menz Sound/Sound Designer
Hugo Mezcua Costumes/Costume Designer
Miguel Lopez Pelegrin Set Decoration/Design
José Salcedo Editor
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Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Start [:09]
2. Leo's World [9:23]
3. Angel, Mother and Crabface [8:40]
4. The Contract [12:04]
5. Rocks [9:12]
6. Paco [10:51]
7. The Flower of her Secret [11:26]
8. The Ugly Truth [8:15]
9. Jacinta's Village [6:31]
10. Consequences of Dancing [9:43]
11. Antonio [8:46]
12. The Only Flesh [4:06]
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Menu

Side #1 --
   Play Movie
   Scene Selections
   Subtitles
      English
      French/Français
      Subtitles: Off
   Previews
      The Flowers of My Secret Theatrical Trailer
      All About My Mother
      Mad Love
      Talk to Her
   Making of The Flower of My Secret
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