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Tacones Lejanos (High Heels)1991

Tacones Lejanos (High Heels) (1991)



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Written and directed by Spanish filmmaker Pedro Almódovar, Tacones Lejanos is a murder mystery centering on flamboyant actress Becky del Paramo (Marisa Paredes) and her daughter Rebecca (Victoria Abril), a television anchorwoman. After being estranged for 15 years, Becky re-enters Rebecca's life when she comes to perform a concert. Rebecca, she finds, is now married to one of Becky's ex-lovers, Manuel (Feodor Atkine). As the mother and daughter begin making up for lost time, Manuel is suddenly murdered at his home. Unfortunately, which of the ladies is responsible for the homicide remains unclear, even after one of them confesses. Released in the U.S. under the title High Heels, Tacones Lejanos was nominated for several Goya Awards as well as the Best Foreign Language Film at the 1992 Golden Globes.

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Marisa Paredes
as Becky Del Paramo
Miguel Bosé
as Judge Dominiguez
Ana Lizaran
as Margarita
Rocío Muñoz
as Rebeca (as a child)
Mayrata O'Wisiedo
as Judge's Mother
Eva Siva
as Nanny
Roxy Vaz
as Black Dealer
Angelina Llongueras
as 1st Jail Worker
Carmen Navarro
as 2nd Jail Worker/Prison Nurse
Javier Benavente
as Photo Shop Attendant
Gabriel Garbisu
as News Director
Montse G. Romeu
as 1st Makeup Girl
Lina Mira
as 2nd Makeup Girl
M. Del Pau Dominguez
as News Announcer
Hilario Pino
as 2nd News Announcer
Rodolfo Montero de Palacio
as Arresting Officer
Abraham Garcia
as Prison Doctor
Paula Soldevilla
as Hospital Nurse
Juan Jose Otegui
as Hospital Priest
Javier Bardem
as TV Floor Manager
Luigi Martin
as Kleenex Cop
Placido Guimaraes
as Island Native
Fernando Prados
as Judicial Worker
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Critic Reviews for Tacones Lejanos (High Heels)

All Critics (15) | Top Critics (6)

Not funny, suspenseful, or original.

May 4, 2005 | Rating: C- | Full Review…

Unlike this director's best work, High Heels has no real mirth and not even enough energy to keep it lively.

August 30, 2004 | Rating: 2/5

The director knows what he wants to say, but isn't too sure how to go about saying it.

March 10, 2003 | Rating: 2.5/5 | Full Review…

It's bright and spunky and playfully melodramatic, but something's missing.

January 1, 2000 | Full Review…

Pedro Almodovar's films are an acquired taste, and with High Heels I am at last beginning to acquire it.

January 1, 2000 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

Trying to combine drama and comedy in one movie often results in a bittersweet compromise. But in High Heels, Spanish director Pedro Almodovar mixes farce and passion in a way that heightens both extremes.

October 8, 2019 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Tacones Lejanos (High Heels)


Almodovar always starts slow; but then as the story strands come together you can't stop watching.

Marcus Woolcott
Marcus Woolcott

Super Reviewer


One's enjoyment of this will depend on how the spectator is able to accept the director's melodramatic sensibilities (the live TV confession is a major standout) and to see Almodóvar winking at us through all the extreme plot twists. Douglas Sirk would have been proud.

Matheus Carvalho
Matheus Carvalho

Super Reviewer

Almodovar melodrama about a selfish singing mother retuning to Spain and her TV newscaster daughter after leaving for Mexico 15 years ago and never looking back. In those 15 years, the daughter has all grown up, keeping busy by marrying her mum's ex-lover and going to shows to watch Letal, drag artist, impersonate her mother. The plot is silly, but everyone throws themslves into it with great enthusiasm, and it looks so colourful and stylish and pretty and Spanish. Lovely.

Lesley N
Lesley N

Super Reviewer

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