Labyrinth of Passion

    Genre
    Comedy, Drama, Romance
  • Runtime
    100 mins
  • Release Date
    1982
  • Countries
    Spain
  • Languages
    Spanish

ANGELIKA’S NOTE

Outrageous people, including a desperate empress and a terrorist with an acute sense of smell, seek happiness in Madrid. This early work from Director/Writer Pedro Almodóvar "shows off the bright, gaudy visual style, the breezy manner and the exuberant energy that are [his] particular virtues" (New York Times). Rated 91% fresh on Rotten Tomatoes, LABYRINTH OF PASSION broke the mold with this wholly original work.
DIRECTED BY:
Pedro Almodóvar
WRITTEN BY:
Pedro Almodóvar
CAST INCLUDES:
Cecilia Roth, Imanol Arias, Antonio Banderas, Marta Fernández Muro

SYNOPSIS

LABYRINTH OF PASSION narrates several love stories. The majority of them end happily while the rest end unhappily but with a certain ray of hope. The couple around whom the story revolves and who simultaneously provoke intense passions of all types is composed of SEXILIA (a young eromaniac, member of a violent feminist musical group – Las EX – and daughter of a brilliant gynecologist) and RIZA NIRO, the heir to an overthrown Arabian emperor who is more interested in cosmetics and men than in international politics. In the background of it all, Madrid, the most evolved city in the western world, the most uncomfortable, the wildest, the most fun. And on top of all this, the film examines love and love’s difficulties.

Labyrinth of Passion

    Genre
    Comedy, Drama, Romance
  • Runtime
    100 mins
  • Release Date
    1982
  • Countries
    Spain
  • Languages
    Spanish
DIRECTED BY
Pedro Almodóvar
WRITTEN BY
Pedro Almodóvar
CAST INCLUDES
Cecilia Roth, Imanol Arias, Antonio Banderas, Marta Fernández Muro
Outrageous people, including a desperate empress and a terrorist with an acute sense of smell, seek happiness in Madrid. This early work from Director/Writer Pedro Almodóvar "shows off the bright, gaudy visual style, the breezy manner and the exuberant energy that are [his] particular virtues" (New York Times). Rated 91% fresh on Rotten Tomatoes, LABYRINTH OF PASSION broke the mold with this wholly original work.

LABYRINTH OF PASSION narrates several love stories. The majority of them end happily while the rest end unhappily but with a certain ray of hope. The couple around whom the story revolves and who simultaneously provoke intense passions of all types is composed of SEXILIA (a young eromaniac, member of a violent feminist musical group – Las EX – and daughter of a brilliant gynecologist) and RIZA NIRO, the heir to an overthrown Arabian emperor who is more interested in cosmetics and men than in international politics. In the background of it all, Madrid, the most evolved city in the western world, the most uncomfortable, the wildest, the most fun. And on top of all this, the film examines love and love’s difficulties.