WOMEN ON THE VERGE OF A NERVOUS BREAKDOWN / Mujeres al borde..

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Mix one part Doris Day–Technicolor frivolity with the melodrama of Nicholas Ray’s Johnny Guitar, shake with an ample portion of screwball comedy, and update the film’s location to Madrid circa 1988—the result is this farcical hit comedy by Pedro Almodóvar. Soap star Pepa (Almodóvar favorite Carmen Maura) is losing her mind because her lover, Iván, is leaving her. Iván’s wife goes on a gun-toting rampage when she finds out. Meanwhile, Pepa’s friend Candela needs a place to hide because she has unwittingly fallen for a Shiite terrorist. At Pepa’s, she meets Iván’s son Carlos (Banderas), whose fiancée has been drugged by Pepa’s Valium-laced gazpacho. Confusing? Absolutely. But how can you resist a film where kindly grandmothers make the nightly news and the mother of a notorious killer endorses detergent?

Pepa e Iván son actores de doblaje. Él es un mujeriego empedernido y, después de una larga relación, rompe con Pepa: le deja un mensaje en el contestador pidiéndole que le prepare una maleta con sus cosas. Al quedarse sola, Pepa no soporta vivir en una casa llena de recuerdos y decide alquilarla. Mientras espera que Iván vaya a recoger la maleta, la casa se le va llenando de gente extravagante de la que aprenderá muchas cosas sobre la soledad y la locura

Written and directed by Pedro Almodóvar. Spain, 1988, 35mm, color, 90 min. With Carmen Maura, Antonio Banderas, Julieta Serrano. Spanish with English subtitles.

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