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Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown

Mujeres al borde de un ataque de nervios



Directed by

Pedro Almodovar (The Skin I Live In, Broken Embraces, Volver, Bad Education, Talk to Her, All About My Mother, Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown)


Antonio Banderas (La Ley del Deseo, Two Much)
Carmen Maura (Volver - Best Actress at the Cannes Film Festival 2006, Women at the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, Law of Desire)
Rossy de Palma (Flower of my Secrets, Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down!)


El Deseo

1988 / Original language: Spanish / Color / 1.85 / Mono / available in hd & 2k

A woman's lover leaves her, and she tries to contact him to find out why he's left. She confronts his wife and son, who are as clueless as she. Meanwhile her girlfriend is afraid the police are looking for her because of her boyfriend's criminal activities. They talk to a female lawyer, who turns out to be the lover's new lover, and everyone's path keeps crossing each other's in a very complicated and confusing manner.


Festival Lumiere (2014)
Official Selection for Prize Lumiere: Pedro Almodóvar

Goya Awards (1989)
Best Film
Best Original Screenplay
Best Actress: Carmen Maura
Best Supporting Actress: Maria Barranco

Berlin Film Festival (1988)
Best actress (Carmen Maura)

Golden Globes (1988)
Nomination for the Best Foreign Film

Oscars (1988)
Nomination for the Best Foreign Film


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