Penelope Cruz at the UK premiere of ‘Broken Embraces”
July 30th, 2009 by Celebrity Fan Girl
Red carpet arrivals at the UK premiere of ‘Broken Embraces’ at Somerset House in London. Pedro Almodovar and Penelope Cruz were among the stars who walked the red carpet.
“Harry Caine” (Lluís Homar) is a blind writer who shares his life with his personal assistant Judith (Blanca Portillo) and her adult son Diego (Tamar Novas). Slowly, events in the present begin to bring back memories of the past. He hears that millionaire Ernesto Martel has died; a young film-maker, Ray X, appears and turns out to be Martel’s son — Ernesto Martel Junior — in disguise; and Diego is hospitalized after being slipped a mickey in a Madrid night spot. “Harry” collects Diego from the hospital and looks after him to avoid worrying his mother, and thus the main storyline is told in flashback as “Harry” narrates a tragic tale of fate, jealousy, abuse of power, betrayal and guilt.
At this time, “Harry” is still living under his real name, Mateo Blanco, and is working as a film director. We meet Lena (Penelope Cruz), a beautiful young call girl. She gets involved with Ernesto Martel (José Luis Gómez), millionaire, in order to make money to help her sick father, and soon becomes Martel’s mistress. The millionaire is incredibly jealous of Lena, but she is determined to become an actress and manages to win the main role in Blanco’s film Chicas y maletas. Martel spies on Lena and Mateo by sending his inhibited, obsessive gay son, Ernesto Martel Junior, to record the production of the fim and hiring a lip-reader to interpret any conversations on set. Despite his pains, Lena and Mateo begin a passionate affair.
Penelope Cruz at the UK premiere of 'Broken Embraces",
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