Enrique Goded (Martinez), a Spanish filmmaker, has had one minor success but is at a loss for his next project. One day a young actor named Ignacio (Bernal, the star of Y Tu Mama Tambien and The Motorcycle Diaries) shows up and claims he was a classmate of Enrique's in their private Catholic boys school. Ignacio has written a story based on their experiences, involving a youthful crush broken up by a priest, Father Manolo (Cacho), who desired Ignacio for himself and ended up molesting him. Goded is intrigued by the story for a film, but even more curious about the fact that "Ignacio" is not his old school buddy after all, though he is trying to blackmail the now ex-priest Father Manolo, who now calls himself Manuel Berenguer. After some heated negotiation, Enrique allows the stranger to play the character of Ignacio in the film.
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As more people from the actor's and director's lives and pasts turn up, secrets and deceptions continue to reveal themselves. This is Spanish writer-director Pedro Almodovar's 2004 project, and like his other films, it is strange, surprising, and gorgeously photographed.
The review of this Movie prepared by David Loftus