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(Folk Police Mix)
Written by Simon Emmerson, Martin Russell and Davy Spillane
Performed by Afro Celts and The A.C. Sound System
Produced by Simon Emmerson
Published by Real World Music Ltd., EMI Virgin Music Publishing, Sony Music Publishing
Copyright 1996 Real World Records Ltd.
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A heart-throbbing thriller of a love and lust pentagon
Once again, Almodovar doesn not fail to demonstrate his masterful skills in casting intricate webs of human relationships of lust and love and his superb cinematic story-telling.
In the very limited timeframe of slightly longer than one and a half hour, the audience is treated to a fast-paced and mysterious love pentagon which stems from one person to another person and which eventually cast a web tangling the five main characters inexplicably. The conflicts between love and lust, guilt and innocence, love and sympathy, trust and control, an old, dark and cynical police state of Spain and a brave, outspoken and contemporary Spain all fused into a melting pot of a heart-throbbing and colourful romance thriller.
One of the less flamboyant but more accessible piece from Almodovar.
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