The movie basically revolves around two men and their love stories but their love stories aren’t the usual ones. One of the two men is a nurse at a hospital Benigno (Javier Cámara) who is appointed a nurse to a ballerina dancer named Alicia, who has been in a coma for four years now. Benigno is completely obsessed with her, talks to her, bath her nude body and is completely in love with her. On the other hand Marco Zuloaga (Darío Grandinetti) is someone who broke up with his girlfriend Lydia (Rosario Flores) when he finds out that his ex girlfriend wants to get back together but after a couple of months he finds out the Lydia has been in an accident and went into coma. Both the men meet in the same hospital where Benigno works. That is when they share their love for both the women.
The movie Talk to Her has flashbacks of the past from both the lives of the two men showing their obsession and passion for the women they are in the hospital for. Meanwhile, Benigno is accused of raping her patient, Alicia, although the movie does not tell that if he is guilty or not but it’s pretty clear that while spending so much time with her he impregnating her. Benigno is put into prison for this, and a short time later he ingests a large quantity of pills to try to put himself into a coma, thus reuniting himself with Alicia but the pills kills Benigno instead. However, Alicia still wakes up from her coma sometime during or after her childbirth. The baby is healthy and Alicia begins her rehabilitation to recover her walking ability. The film ends where Marco is sitting two rows in front of Alicia, turns back and smiles at her for a moment and then turning back around. It is worthy to note that the play “Trenches” written by the teacher of Alicia is somewhat like the story of these four people shown in the movie with the same events and incidents happening. In the play, whenever a soldier dies, a ballerina rises from the body. In the movie, when Benigno dies, Alicia (a ballerina herself) is reborn and rises.
The movie Talk to Her is a winner of the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay, BAFTA Award: Best Film Not in the English Language,Best Original Screenplay (Pedro Almodóvar), Golden Globe Awards: Best Foreign Language Film, Goya Awards (Spain): Best Original Score (Alberto Iglesias), Los Angeles Film Critics Association: Best Director (Pedro Almodóvar). “Talk to Her” (2002) has proved itself as worth-watching with all the spotlight and awards it win. It is a great job by the director, the entire cast and crew of the movie.