WOMEN ON THE VERGE OF A NERVOUS BREAKDOWN
[MUJERES AL BORDE DE UN ATAQUE DE NERVIOS]
This absurdist comedy, a landmark film for Pedro Almodóvar, was a worldwide hit, winning multiple Goya Awards and an Oscar® nomination. Dumped by her lover, soap actress Pepa (Carmen Maura) is on a mission to track him down and deliver a message. Along the way, she's distracted by her ditsy friend Candela (María Barranco), who has recently discovered her boyfriend is a terrorist; her ex-lover's son Carlos (Antonio Banderas), who wants to sublease Pepa's apartment; and his crazy mom (Julieta Serrano), out of the asylum and ready for revenge. Not to mention that Pepa also needs to find the right pair of shoes in which to confront her ex. DIR/SCR/PROD Pedro Almodóvar. Spain, 1988, color, 90 min. In Spanish with English subtitles. RATED R
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