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Labyrinth of Passion (1982)

Laberinto de pasiones (original title)
Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 29 September 1982 (Spain)
A camp melodrama/comedy about Sexilia (a nymphomaniac), Sadec (a gay Islamic terrorist), Riza Niro (the son of the emperor of Tiran), and Queti (the daughter of a dry-cleaner). When Riza ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Sexilia / Queti
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Helga Liné ...
Toraya
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Queti
Fernando Vivanco ...
Doctor
Ofelia Angélica ...
Susana
Ángel Alcázar ...
Eusebio
Concha Grégori ...
Angustias
Cristina Sánchez Pascual ...
Eusebio's girlfriend
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Fabio (as Fany McNamara)
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Sadec
Luis Ciges ...
Drycleaner
Agustín Almodóvar ...
Hassan
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Remedios
Ana Trigo ...
Nana
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Storyline

A camp melodrama/comedy about Sexilia (a nymphomaniac), Sadec (a gay Islamic terrorist), Riza Niro (the son of the emperor of Tiran), and Queti (the daughter of a dry-cleaner). When Riza Niro discovers that Sadec and his colleagues are after him, he disguises himself as a punk rocker, and falls in love with the stunning Sexilia, his first straight relationship. Meanwhile Queti, Sexilia's "biggest fan", helps Sexilia come to terms with her new life-style. Written by Tristan White <THEWHITE@qmw.ac.uk>

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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29 September 1982 (Spain)  »

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Labyrinth of Passion  »

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1.66 : 1
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Trivia

The magazine that Riza is looking through has an article about porn star "Patti Diphusa". This is the name that director Pedro Almodóvar used when writing the memoirs of a porn star. See more »

Quotes

Fabio: [giving directions] "Fabio, now phone and ask permission. Phone a friend... Make it short, and watch what you say... Hi, So-and-so. So-and-so calls you. She wants to talk and take you to some tacky bar to have salad for lunch. Or better yet, a tuna empanada. And then you say, "Darling, I have to hang up. A sadistic killer is literally tearing me apart.If I survive, I'll call you back and give you the details." Something like that, but always posing for the camera."
Fabio: [...]
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Soundtracks

Gran ganga
Written by Pedro Almodóvar & Bernardo Bonezzi
Performed by Pedro Almodóvar & Fabio McNamara (as Almodóvar & McNamara)
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A brilliant comedy with no equal or comparison.
10 January 2000 | by (Austin, Texas) – See all my reviews

This film exhibits Almodovar's true comic genius like no other. It will leave you reeling, and wanting to run about the streets naked while you howl with manic glee. It is truly a maddeningly funny comedy that goes way beyond risque (nothing is taboo in this lunatic-romp). It is so original that you may have trouble excepting its anything goes mind-set at first. The film's madcap style, characters and situations are akin to nothing I've ever seen. You've got to check this one out!


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