Mas Alla del Jardin (1997)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Melodrama  |   Run Time - 91 min.  |   Countries - Spain  |  
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Based on a popular novel by Spanish author Antonio Gala, this romantic melodrama centers on the struggles on a Seville rancher's dissatisfied wife. Poor Palmira; her husband Willy has not slept with her in ages, her teenaged son is sexually confused, her sister a lesbian, and her daughter is seeing a man on the sly. Matters worsen when Palmira finds out that her husband is having an affair, that her daughter is pregnant with a hemophiliac child and her son has died in a motorcycle accident. If that weren't enough, she learns of his homosexuality shortly after the funeral from his bisexual best friend, the one with whom Palmira had a brief affair. Overwhelmed, Palmira leaves the family to search for herself and for her long-lost first love.

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death, dysfunctional, extramarital-affair, family-member, funeral, hemophilia, homosexual, husband, lesbianism, love, pregnancy, ranch, search, teenagers