Volver

Raimunda lives and works in Madrid with her husband Paco and their daughter Paula. Raimunda’s sister Sole lives nearby. The two sisters miss their mother Irene who died several years ago in a house fire along with their father. When a former neighbor from their hometown reports that she has seen the ghost of Irene, the daughters do not believe her. After a murder and a family tragedy, however, Irene’s spirit materializes around her daughters to comfort them.
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Credits: TheMovieDb.

Film Cast:

  • Raimunda: Penélope Cruz
  • Irene: Carmen Maura
  • Sole: Lola Dueñas
  • Agustina: Blanca Portillo
  • Paula: Yohana Cobo
  • Tía Paula: Chus Lampreave
  • Paco: Antonio de la Torre
  • Emilio: Carlos Blanco Vila
  • Regina: María Isabel Díaz Lago
  • Inés: Neus Sanz
  • Production Assistant: Leandro Rivera
  • Neighbor: Pepa Aniorte
  • TV Presenter: Yolanda Ramos
  • Neighbor: Elvira Cuadrupani
  • Neighbor: María Alfonsa Rosso
  • Neighbor: Fanny de Castro
  • Neighbor: Eli Iranzo
  • Carlos: Carlos García Cambero
  • Neighbor: Magdalena Brotto
  • Neighbor: Isabel Ayúcar
  • Neighbor: Concha Galán
  • Neighbor: Mari Franç Torres
  • Neighbor: Natalia Roig
  • Hardware Store Employee (uncredited): Agustín Almodóvar
  • Neighbor (uncredited): Mila Espiga
  • Hungry Second Camera Assistant (uncredited): Luis Lattanzi
  • Make-up Artist (uncredited): Valeria Vereau

Film Crew:

  • Producer: Esther García
  • Executive Producer: Agustín Almodóvar
  • Author: Pedro Almodóvar
  • Foley Artist: Manuel Corrales
  • Original Music Composer: Alberto Iglesias
  • Editor: José Salcedo
  • Sound: Miguel Rejas
  • Sound Mixer: José Antonio Bermúdez
  • Sound Editor: Diego Garrido
  • Costume Design: Bina Daigeler
  • Director of Photography: José Luis Alcaine
  • Casting: Luis San Narciso
  • Production Design: Salvador Parra
  • Set Decoration: Mara Matey
  • Steadicam Operator: Joaquín Manchado
  • Special Effects: César Abades
  • Script Supervisor: Yuyi Beringola
  • Assistant Editor: Rosa Ortiz
  • Assistant Costume Designer: Paola Torres
  • Key Hair Stylist: Massimo Gattabrusi
  • Line Producer: Toni Novella
  • Dolby Consultant: Jaume Puig
  • Makeup Designer: Ana Lozano
  • Assistant Costume Designer: Ana Cuerda
  • First Assistant Camera: José Ramón Delgado
  • Still Photographer: Paola Ardizzoni
  • Assistant Hairstylist: Martha Marín
  • Color Timer: Yolanda Cáceres
  • Stunt Coordinator: Ángel Plana
  • Gaffer: Fernando Beltrán
  • Assistant Editor: Manuel Laguna
  • Boom Operator: Jaime Fernández-Cid Buscató
  • Sound Mixer: Iván Mayoral
  • First Assistant Director: Rafael Carmona
  • Assistant Makeup Artist: Milu Cabrer
  • Key Makeup Artist: Mariló Osuna
  • Third Assistant Director: Mari Franç Torres
  • Assistant Makeup Artist: Iñaki Maestre
  • Assistant Unit Manager: Federico Rozadillas
  • Second Assistant Director: Eva Sánchez
  • Assistant Makeup Artist: Ana Caballero
  • Second Assistant Director: Elena Valverde
  • Third Assistant Director: Jacob Santana
  • Assistant Hairstylist: Esther Gázquez
  • Assistant Hairstylist: Walter Mañez
  • Assistant Hairstylist: Eduardo Sánchez
  • Third Assistant Director: Bruno Velasco
  • Still Photographer: Emilio Pereda

Movie Reviews:

  • r96sk: Great film!

    First of all, the acting is terrific. Penélope Cruz is obviously the pick of the bunch, she shows her quality and then some in the role; especially for the more emotive scenes. Lola Dueñas, Yohana Cobo and Carmen Maura also give noteworthy performances. Blanca Portillo makes her presence felt, too.

    The story is paced expertly, with the two hour run time flying by. It is quite the plot, with things of substance happening from practically the first first minutes. I really enjoyed seeing it all unfold. Everything also feels tangible, which is something I always appreciate.

    Cruz’s dodgy moment of lip-syncing aside, ‘Volver’ is excellent!

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