Salvador Mallo, a filmmaker in the twilight of his career, remembers his life: his mother, his lovers, the actors he worked with. The sixties in a small village in Valencia, the eighties in Madrid, the present, when he feels an immeasurable emptiness, facing his mortality, the incapability of continuing filming, the impossibility of separating creation from his own life. The need of narrating his past can be his salvation.

  1. Pedro Almodóvar

    Director, Screenplay

Top Billed Cast

  1. Antonio Banderas

    Antonio Banderas

    Salvador Mallo

  2. Asier Etxeandia

    Asier Etxeandia

    Alberto Crespo

  3. Leonardo Sbaraglia

    Leonardo Sbaraglia

    Federico Delgado

  4. Nora Navas

    Nora Navas


  5. Julieta Serrano

    Julieta Serrano

    Old Jacinta

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Pain and Glory
Pain and Glory


Original Title Dolor y gloria

Status Released

Release Information

  • September 28, 2019


  • October 4, 2019
    Theatrical (limited)


  • November 22, 2019
    Theatrical (limited)


Original Language Spanish; Castilian

Runtime 1h 54m

Budget $10,769,016.00

Revenue $17,900,000.00



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