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David (Vladimir Cruz) es un comunista convencido que estudia sociología en la Universidad de La Habana. Diego (Jorge Perugorría) es un artista homosexual ahogado en la homofobia del régimen. A pesar de sus abismales diferencias, entre ambos surge una profunda amistad.

Diego, a cultivated, homosexual and skeptical young man, falls in love with a young heterosexual communist full of prejudices and doctrinary ideas. First come rejection and suspicion, but also fascination. Fresa y chocolate is the story of a great friendship, that is, a great love between two men, which overcomes incomprehension and intolerance.

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Peruvian fisherman Miguel (Cristian Mercado) wrestles with his love for his dead lover Santiago, now appearing to him as an apparition, and his pregnant wife.

Miguel (Cristian Mercado), es un pescador peruano en conflicto con el recuerdo de su amante muerto, Santiago, que se le aparece constantemente, y su mujer embarazada.

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Pablo (Eusebio Poncela) y Tina (Carmen Maura) son dos hermanos marcados para siempre porque Tina, hace 20 años, era Tino, un hombre. Pablo, que malvive enamorado de Juan (Miguel Molina), conoce a Antonio (Antonio Banderas) y entonces su vida se complicará aún más.

Popular film director Pablo Quintero (Eusebio Poncela) has found a new love in the form of handsome blue-collar Juan (Miguel Molina). Not altogether comfortable with his lifestyle, Juan decides to leave Pablo for a while to contemplate his future. Pablo insists that Juan keep in touch by sending him love letters. Ever the director, he plans to write the letters himself, and have Juan mail them back with his signature.

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This is quintessential Almodóvar — four movies with melodrama, sex and love mishaps galore. The Spanish director claimed Matador, a story about sex and death, was the ‘weirdest’ film of his career, while a young Antonio Banderas appears in Law of Desire. If you’re an Almodóvar novice, this is the ideal taster of the Oscar winner’s bizarre and hilarious comedies, which include Flower of my Secret and Kika.

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La esencia de Almodóvar, cuatro películas con melodrama, sexo y amor tórrido. Incluye Matador, la más extraña de su carrera, La Ley del Deseo, con un jovencísimo Antonio Banderas, La Flor de mi Secreto y Kika.

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 Manuel Tur and Andrey Ramallo are 10 when the Civil War arrives in Mallorca. They first encounter with the brutality of war when accidentaly watching the execution of the father of one of their friends by the wall of the cemetery. Then years on they meet again in a nursing home for the treatment of tuberculosis. They are both infected but they face their illness in very different way: Ramallo by ignoring it and Manuel by seeking shelter in religion. Their  friendship flourishes again based on Manuel’s fascination for Ramallo’s vitality and Ramallo’s admiration of Manuel’s integrity.
However bit by bit Manuel’s religious stance will start to crack as he realizes that what he feels for Ramallo is something that goes beyond frienship.

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Manuel Tur y Andreu Ramallo tienen diez años cuando la Guerra Civil llega a la isla de Mallorca. Su primer encuentro con la crueldad de la guerra se produce al ver cómo fusilan al padre de un amigo frente a la tapia del cementerio. Transcurridos diez años se reencuentran en un sanatorio para tuberculosos de la isla. Ambos, están afectados y afrontan la enfermedad con posturas diferentes: Ramallo ignorándola y Manuel, refugiándose en la religión para evadirse de una muerte que siente próxima. Entre ambos se iniciará una nueva amistada basada en la fascinación de Manuel por la vitalidad de Ramallo y en la admiración de éste por la entereza de Manuel. Pero poco a poco la postura religiosa de Manuel frente al mundo, entra en crisis al darse cuenta que lo que siente por Ramallo es algo más que amistad.

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