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Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown ()

Mujeres al borde de un ataque de "nervios" (original title)
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A television actress encounters a variety of eccentric characters after embarking on a journey to discover why her lover abruptly left her.

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Pepa
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Carlos
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Lucía
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Candela
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Marisa
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Paulina Morales (as Kiti Manver)
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Taxista
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Portera Testiga de Jehová
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Padre de Lucía (as Yayo Calvo)
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Secretaria
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Policía I (as Angel de Andrés-López)
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Iván
Juan Lombardero ...
Germán
José Antonio Navarro ...
Policía II
Ana Leza ...
Ana
Ambite ...
Ambite
Mary González ...
Madre Lucía
Lupe Barrado ...
Secretaria Paulina
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Policía I Spot
Chema Gil ...
Policía II Spot
Gabriel Latorre ...
Cura
Francisca Caballero ...
Locutora TV
Carlos García Cambero ...
Empleado averías (as Carlos Gambero)
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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
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Marido
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Padrino
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Los Angeles Barea ...
La Mujer Policía (uncredited)

Directed by

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Pedro Almodóvar

Written by

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Pedro Almodóvar ... (screenplay)
 
Pedro Almodóvar ... (story) (uncredited)
 
Jean Cocteau ... (play "La Voix humaine") (uncredited)

Produced by

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Agustín Almodóvar ... executive producer
Pedro Almodóvar ... producer
Antonio Llorens ... associate producer (as Antonio Lloréns)

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Bernardo Bonezzi

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José Luis Alcaine ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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José Salcedo

Editorial Department

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Manolo Laguna ... assistant editor
Rosa Ortiz ... assistant editor (as Rosa Mª. Ortiz)
Chema Alba ... restoration supervisor (uncredited) (2016 restoration)
Luis Escalada ... digital restoration (uncredited)
Ximo Michavila ... telecine colorist (uncredited)
Pablo Polo ... mastering (uncredited)

Set Decoration by

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Félix Murcia

Costume Design by

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José María de Cossío ... (as José Mª. de Cossío)

Makeup Department

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Jesús Moncusi ... hair stylist
Juan Pedro Hernández ... makeup artist (uncredited)
Gregorio Ros ... makeup artist (uncredited)

Production Management

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Esther García ... production manager (as Ester García)

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Julián Núñez ... assistant director
Miguel Ángel Pérez Campos ... assistant director

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Emilio Cañuelo ... settings
Federico del Cerro ... set dresser
Carlos García Cambero ... assistant decorator (as Carlos G. Cambero)
David Jareño ... property master
Daniel Miranda ... property master
Ramón Moya ... construction coordinator (uncredited)

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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

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Reyes Abades ... special effects

Visual Effects by

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Pablo Núñez ... titles and opticals (uncredited)

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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
Ángel Megino ... steadycam operator (as Angel Megino)
Carlos Miguel ... key grip
Fulgencio Rodríguez ... gaffer
Juan Carlos Rodríguez ... assistant camera

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Josune Lasa ... tailor

Location Management

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Juan Carlos Garrido ... location manager

Music Department

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Tino Azores ... music engineer
Lola Beltrán ... soloist

Script and Continuity Department

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Marisa Ibarra ... script girl

Transportation Department

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Ángel Frutos ... driver
Juan Luis Grande ... driver: camera car
Julián Hernández ... driver
José Mancheño ... driver
Ángel Megino ... transportation (as Angel Megino)

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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
Alicia González ... title assistant: Studio Gatti
Alfonso Jadraque ... licensing
Carlos Lázaro ... second production assistant
Alicia Moreno ... cashier
Alejandro Vázquez ... production assistant
Juan Gatti ... title designer (uncredited)

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Mariano García ... acknowledgment
Juan Luis Lábano ... acknowledgment
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Plot Summary

Pepas's lover, Iván, leaves her and she tries to contact him to find out why he's left. In her search for Iván, she confronts his wife and son, who are as clueless as she is. Meanwhile; Candela, her friend, is afraid the police might be looking for her because of her ex-boyfriend, a muslim terrorist, and his criminal activities. As the plot develops, it is revealed that everyone's lives are more intertwined than they could have ever expected. Written by Ed Sutton

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Also Known As
  • Mujeres al borde de un ataque de 'nervios' (Spain)
  • Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown (World-wide, English title)
  • Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown (United States)
  • Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown (United Kingdom)
  • Femmes au bord de la crise de nerfs (France)
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  • 88 min
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Budget $700,000 (estimated)

Did You Know?

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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 Pepa pushes the baggage cart at Lucía and it moves with a great deal of speed. However, in the next shot, it's obvious that the cart barely touches her, yet she falls as if it had hit her hard. See more »
Movie Connections Edited into Final Cut: Ladies and Gentlemen (2012). See more »
Soundtracks Soy infeliz See more »
Quotes Pepa: Hello. I'm the mother of the notorious Crossroads Killer. When my son comes home after one of his famous crimes, his clothes are just filthy.
[Pepa holds up a bloody shirt. The police arrive]
Policía I: Where are the clothes your son wore...
Policía II: At the time of the murder?
[Pepa takes a clean shirt out of the dryer]
Pepa: Right here. Sparkling clean.
Policía I: No trace of blood.
Policía II: Or guts.
Policía I: Unbelievable!
[Pepa holds up a box of detergent]
Pepa: Ecce Homo. It's unbelievable.
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