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Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown (1988) Poster

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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.
In the opening scene Carmen Maura (Pepa) and Fernando Guillen Cuervo (Ivan), are dubbing to Spanish Johnny Guitar (1954).
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For a while the production of an American remake was considered, to be directed by Richard Benjamin, with Jane Fonda and Paula Prentiss in the roles respectively created by Carmen Maura and Julieta Serrano.
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Contrary to popular belief, the cab driver is not played by director Pedro Almodóvar, but Guillermo Montesinos.
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Victoria Abril turned down the role of 'Candela'
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Included among the "1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die", edited by Steven Schneider.
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Pepa Marcos (the character played by Carmen Maura) lives on Calle Montalbán, which is two blocks away from Calle Antonio Maura, named after Carmen Maura's great-great-uncle (a five-time prime minister of Spain)
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