Law of Desire

    Genre
    Comedy, Drama, Thriller
  • Runtime
    102 mins
  • Release Date
    1987
  • Countries
    Spain
  • Languages
    Spanish

ANGELIKA’S NOTE

Pedro Almodóvar's (PAIN & GLORY, LABYRINTH OF PASSION) early work earned awards at the Berlin, Bogota and Faro Island Film Festivals with its kinky fun and bright, provocative storyline. Now rated a note-perfect 100% fresh on Rotten Tomatoes, the film follows a gay filmmaker who becomes involved with an obsessive fan, while still pining for his absent true love. Meanwhile, he shares a close but complex relationship with his transgender sister, an actress. LAW OF DESIRE stars Oscar nominee Antonio Banderas and Carmen Maura (WOMEN ON THE VERGE OF A NERVOUS BREAKDOWN, VOLVER).
DIRECTED BY:
Pedro Almodóvar
WRITTEN BY:
Pedro Almodóvar
CAST INCLUDES:
Antonio Banderas, Manuela Velasco, Carmen Maura, Eusebio Poncela, Fernando Guillén, Bibí Andersen

SYNOPSIS

When porn director Pablo (Eusebio Poncela) reluctantly breaks up with his boyfriend, Juan (Miguel Molina), he encourages him to stay in touch. Juan moves away to live in a lighthouse and eventually writes his ex, but in the interim Pablo has taken up with a psychotic new lover, Antonio (Antonio Banderas). Antonio intercepts their correspondence and flies into a towering rage, terrifying Pablo, but also inspiring him creatively as he works on a play about his transgender sister (Carmen Maura).

Law of Desire

    Genre
    Comedy, Drama, Thriller
  • Runtime
    102 mins
  • Release Date
    1987
  • Countries
    Spain
  • Languages
    Spanish
DIRECTED BY
Pedro Almodóvar
WRITTEN BY
Pedro Almodóvar
CAST INCLUDES
Antonio Banderas, Manuela Velasco, Carmen Maura, Eusebio Poncela, Fernando Guillén, Bibí Andersen
Pedro Almodóvar's (PAIN & GLORY, LABYRINTH OF PASSION) early work earned awards at the Berlin, Bogota and Faro Island Film Festivals with its kinky fun and bright, provocative storyline. Now rated a note-perfect 100% fresh on Rotten Tomatoes, the film follows a gay filmmaker who becomes involved with an obsessive fan, while still pining for his absent true love. Meanwhile, he shares a close but complex relationship with his transgender sister, an actress. LAW OF DESIRE stars Oscar nominee Antonio Banderas and Carmen Maura (WOMEN ON THE VERGE OF A NERVOUS BREAKDOWN, VOLVER).

When porn director Pablo (Eusebio Poncela) reluctantly breaks up with his boyfriend, Juan (Miguel Molina), he encourages him to stay in touch. Juan moves away to live in a lighthouse and eventually writes his ex, but in the interim Pablo has taken up with a psychotic new lover, Antonio (Antonio Banderas). Antonio intercepts their correspondence and flies into a towering rage, terrifying Pablo, but also inspiring him creatively as he works on a play about his transgender sister (Carmen Maura).