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Strange Way of Life

Country: Spain, Language: English, 31 mins

  • Director: Pedro Almodóvar
  • Writer: Pedro Almodóvar
  • Producer: Agustín Almodóvar, Anthony Vaccarello

CGiii Comment

Señor Almodóvar obviously wrote this in his native Spanish...then, handed it to an incompetent translator...who managed to do a remarkably bad job!

Despite his heady directorial status, the English-speaking actors should have called him out on the many clunky and unacceptable lines.

Being only 31 minutes too short, Señor Almodóvar has crammed in too, too much - excess rarely works in a short film...more less, less more.

On the brighter side, there are a couple of breath-taking moments...more of these, less of the rest.

If there is to be another foray into the English language...employ a native-English-speaking script editor who isn't afraid of powerful directors!


The(ir) Blurb...

After twenty-five years Silva rides a horse across the desert to visit his friend Sheriff Jake. They celebrate the meeting, but the next morning Jake tells him that reason for his trip is not to go down the memory lane of their friendship.

Cast & Characters

Ethan Hawke (as Jake)
Pedro Pascal (as Silva)
Manu Ríos
Jason Fernández
Pedro Casablanc
Sara Sálamo
José Condessa
Erenice Lohan (as Clara)
George Steane
Daniel Rived (as Sheriff Deputy)
Vasileios Papatheocharis (as Town cowboy (uncredited))