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Director:
Writers:
Pedro Almodóvar (screenplay)
Pedro Almodóvar (story)
Contact:
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Release Date:
11 November 1988 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Plot:
A woman's lover leaves her, and she tries to contact him to find out why he's left. She confronts his wife and son... See more » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
Nominated for Oscar. Another 25 wins & 20 nominations See more »
NewsDesk:
(157 articles)
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User Reviews:
Film genius! See more (56 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Carmen Maura ... Pepa

Antonio Banderas ... Carlos
Julieta Serrano ... Lucía
María Barranco ... Candela

Rossy de Palma ... Marisa
Kiti Mánver ... Paulina Morales (as Kiti Manver)
Guillermo Montesinos ... Taxista
Chus Lampreave ... Portera Testiga de Jehová
Eduardo Calvo ... Padre de Lucía (as Yayo Calvo)

Loles León ... Secretaria
Ángel de Andrés López ... Policía I (as Angel de Andrés-López)
Fernando Guillén ... Iván
Juan Lombardero ... Germán
José Antonio Navarro ... Policía II
Ana Leza ... Ana
Ambite ... Ambite
Mary González ... Madre Lucía
Lupe Barrado ... Secretaria Paulina
Joaquín Climent ... Policía I Spot
Chema Gil ... Policía II Spot
Gabriel Latorre ... Cura
Francisca Caballero ... Locutora TV
Carlos García Cambero ... Empleado averías (as Carlos Gambero)
Agustín Almodóvar ... Empleado Inmobiliaria
Tomás Corrales ... Basurero
Eva González ... Chica que baila
Carmen Espada ... Farmacéutica
Susana Miraño ... Clienta Enmascarada I
Paquita Fernández ... Clienta Enmascarada II
Federico García Cambero ... Dependiente Farmacia (as Federico Gambero)
Gregorio Ros ... Médico (as Gregorio Ross)
Paco Virseda ... Mensajero
Imanol Uribe ... Marido
José Marco ... Padrino
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Los Angeles Barea ... La Mujer Policía (uncredited)

Directed by
Pedro Almodóvar 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Pedro Almodóvar  screenplay
Pedro Almodóvar  story

Produced by
Agustín Almodóvar .... executive producer
Pedro Almodóvar .... producer
Antonio Llorens .... associate producer (as Antonio Lloréns)
 
Original Music by
Bernardo Bonezzi 
 
Cinematography by
José Luis Alcaine 
 
Film Editing by
José Salcedo 
 
Set Decoration by
Emilio Cañuelo (settings)
Félix Murcia 
 
Costume Design by
José María de Cossío  (as José Mª. de Cossío)
 
Makeup Department
Jesús Moncusi .... hair stylist
Gregorio Ros .... makeup artist
Juan Pedro Hernández .... makeup artist (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Esther García .... production manager (as Ester García)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Julián Núñez .... assistant director
Miguel Ángel Pérez Campos .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Federico del Cerro .... set dresser
Carlos García Cambero .... assistant decorator (as Carlos G. Cambero)
David Jareño .... property master
Ramón Moya .... construction coordinator (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Luis Castro .... sound effects
Eduardo Fernández .... sound mixer
Gilles Ortion .... sound (as Guilles Ortión)
Antonio Rodríguez 'Mármol' .... boom operator (as Antonio Rodríguez)
 
Special Effects by
Reyes Abades .... special effects
 
Visual Effects by
Pablo Núñez .... titles and opticals (as Pablo Nuñez)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Paulino Alonso .... lighting technician
Alberto Arnal .... electrician
Enrique Bello .... electrician
Fernando Beltrán .... electrician
Macusa Cores .... still photographer
Joaquín Manchado .... assistant camera
Alfredo Mayo .... second camera operator
Carlos Miguel .... key grip
Fulgencio Rodríguez .... chief electrician
Juan Carlos Rodríguez .... assistant camera
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Josune Lasa .... tailor
 
Editorial Department
Manolo Laguna .... assistant editor
Ximo Michavila .... telecine colorist
Rosa Ortiz .... assistant editor (as Rosa Mª. Ortiz)
 
Music Department
Tino Azores .... music engineer
Lola Beltrán .... soloist
 
Transportation Department
Ángel Frutos .... driver
Julián Hernández .... driver
José Mancheño .... driver
Ángel Megino .... transportation (as Angel Megino)
 
Other crew
Emilio Ardura .... tapestry
Paco Ardura .... animal consultant (as Francisco Ardura)
Fernanda Arnal .... production secretary
Juan Carlos Caro .... second production assistant
Tomás Corrales .... assistant to director
Juan Carlos Garrido .... location manager
Alicia González .... title assistant: Studio Gatti
Marisa Ibarra .... script girl
Alfonso Jadraque .... permissions
Carlos Lázaro .... second production assistant
Alicia Moreno .... cashier
Alejandro Vázquez .... production assistant
Juan Gatti .... title designer (uncredited)
 
Thanks
Mariano García .... acknowledgment
Juan Luis Lábano .... acknowledgment
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Additional Details

Also Known As:
""Mujeres al borde de un ataque de "nervios"" - Spain (original title)
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Runtime:
90 min
Country:
Language:
Color:
Color (Eastmancolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Certification:
Argentina:13 | Australia:M | Brazil:Livre | Canada:14A | Canada:13+ (Quebec) | Finland:S | Hong Kong:IIB | Iceland:L | Peru:14 | Portugal:M/12 (Qualidade) | Singapore:PG | Spain:13 | Sweden:7 | Switzerland:14 (canton of Geneva) | Switzerland:14 (canton of Vaud) | UK:12 (re-rating) (2005) | USA:R | West Germany:12

Did You Know?

Trivia:
Pedro Almodóvar and Carmen Maura's personal relationship was seriously damaged during the shooting, which Maura even defined as a "living hell". It took 18 years for them to work again.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: The sheets move position (due to multiple edits) when Pepa throws the lit matches on the bed.See more »
Quotes:
Pepa:That lady is dangerous.
Cabdriver:No lady's dangerous if you know how to handle her.
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Movie Connections:
References The Wizard of Oz (1939)See more »
Soundtrack:
Capricho EspañolSee more »

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8 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
Film genius!, 23 December 2001
Author: sophiescagell from Boston, Massachusetts

This is in my opinion the greatest Almodovar film ever! Its funny and serious, but mainly farscical, but its brilliant. Carmen Maura steals the show as a woman close to the edge, but her performance is fully backed up by all the rest of the cast. Antonio Banderas performance is excellent as a geeky young man, with his girlfriend and mother also shining. It combines all the elements of American comedy of the sixties but brings it back at us with a touch of latin spirit. This film in my opinion is a gem, for anyone who wants to laugh!

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