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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:
... Sexilia / Queti
... Riza Niro
... Toraya
... Queti
Fernando Vivanco ... Doctor
Ofelia Angélica ... Susana
Ángel Alcázar ... Eusebio
... Angustias
... Eusebio's girlfriend
... Fabio (as Fany McNamara)
... Sadec
... Drycleaner
... Hassan
... Remedios
Ana Trigo ... Nana
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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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29 September 1982 (Spain)  »

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Labyrinth of Passion  »

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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 Enter the Dragon (1973) See more »

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Gran ganga
Written by Pedro Almodóvar & Bernardo Bonezzi
Performed by Pedro Almodóvar & Fabio McNamara (as Almodóvar & McNamara)
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Pink Flamingos for Spain
14 November 2017 | by See all my reviews

I'm not surprised that more people have not seen and commented on this tragic testament to the real Almodovar, since he would most likely prefer it this way. Laberinto de Pasiones is proof that Almodovar was simply a wannabe Spanish version of John Waters, the latter gaining his mainstream fame from "Serial Mom". "Pink Flamingos". With campy acting, full-frontal male nudity, incest, drug references and an unhealthy dose of toilet humor for good measure, it's safe to say Laberinto de Pasiones is Almodovar's "Pink Flamingos"; an exercise in camp and shock-value over substance.


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