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Women On The Verge Of A Nervous Breakdown

A popular actress (perennial Almodovar favourite, Carmen Maura) is driven to distraction when her lover leaves for another woman. She's certain she can talk him around if only she can speak directly to him and not his answering machine. A comedy of errors ensues that involve a drugged pitcher of gazpacho, Shiite terrorists and a mental patient who left the asylum too soon. Nominated for a Bafta and an Oscar for Best Foreign Film, look out for a very young Antonio Banderas.

Year: 1988
Genre: Foreign Language Films, Spanish & Portuguese Cinema, Best of the 1980s, Black Humour, Movies (1001 You Must See Before You Die)
Country: Spain
Director: Pedro Almodovar
Starring: Antonio Banderas, Carmen Maura, Julieta Serrano, Maria Barranco, Rossy de Palma
Duration: 85 Minutes
Rating: PG - Contains coarse language.
Subtitles: Yes
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