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Take My Eyes

  • Drama
  • Romance
  • 2003
  • Iciar Bollain
  • 102 mins
  • 15

Summary

Uncompromising social drama starring Laia Marull and Luis Tosar. After years of abuse, will battered housewife Pilar return home to the husband who says that he's learnt to control his violent temper?

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Review

A star rating of 4 out of 5.

This award-winning social drama from Iciar Bollain is a painful and unforgettable experience. Having walked out after suffering years of physical and mental humiliation, Pilar (Laia Marull) contemplates returning to her husband, Antonio (Luis Tosar), when he claims to have finally controlled his violent temper. Marull's anguish is heart-rending; her portrayal of a broken spirit on the verge of repair too touching for words. Equally, Tosar's gruffly tender brute makes one understand why his wife wants their marriage to work. Co-writer/director Bollain navigates her way through the emotional minefield of domestic abuse with astonishing deftness and an even-handed tone, building to a dénouement of incredible power. Leavened with barbed humour, and with the historic Toledo backdrop further adding to the misplaced sense of romance, this is an understated tour de force.

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Credits

Cast

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PilarLaia Marull
AntonioLuis Tosar
AnaCandela Peña
AuroraRosa Maria Sarda
RosaKiti Manver
TherapistSergi Calleja
LolaElisabet Gelabert
JuanNicolás Fernández Luna
JohnDave Mooney
CarmenElena Irureta

Crew

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DirectorIciar Bollain

Details

Theatrical distributor
Swipe Films
Released on
2004-11-19
Languages
Spanish
Guidance
Contains violence, swearing and nudity.
Available on
DVD
Formats
Colour
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