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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 »

Director:

Pedro Almodóvar

Writers:

Pedro Almodóvar (screenplay), Pedro Almodóvar (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Cecilia Roth ... Sexilia / Queti
Imanol Arias ... Riza Niro
Helga Liné ... Toraya
Marta Fernández Muro ... Queti
Fernando Vivanco Fernando Vivanco ... Doctor
Ofelia Angélica ... Susana
Ángel Alcázar Ángel Alcázar ... Eusebio
Concha Grégori ... Angustias
Cristina Sánchez Pascual ... Eusebio's girlfriend
Fabio McNamara ... Fabio (as Fany McNamara)
Antonio Banderas ... Sadec
Luis Ciges ... Drycleaner
Agustín Almodóvar ... Hassan
María Elena Flores ... Remedios
Ana Trigo 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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Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

Spain

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

29 September 1982 (Spain) See more »

Also Known As:

Labyrinth of Passion See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Alphaville S.A. See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The film ran for 10 years at the midnight show at Madrid's Alphaville cinema. See more »

Quotes

Fabio: [to Riza] I'll turn you into the queen of Halloween.
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Connections

References Emmanuelle (1974) See more »

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 theman-24See 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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