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. –IMDb
Splashing his colorful films across the dour post-Franco Spanish landscape with the irreverent glee of a prostitute arriving late to church after a long night, Pedro Almodóvar has been called the most influential Spanish filmmaker since Luis Buñuel. Beginning in the 1980s, Almodóvar started serving up provocative, candy-colored visions fraught with postmodernist insight into everything from sex and violence to religion and the dangers of good gazpacho. Sometimes shocking, sometimes controversial, Almodóvar’s films have always managed to present a new and intriguing view of his native country, shaping the attitudes of both his compatriots and a larger international audience.
Born September 25, 1951, in Calzada de Calatrava, an impoverished hamlet of La Mancha, Almodóvar was raised in a traditional Spanish household. He studied with Salesian monks, sang in the choir, and generally felt like a misfit; he was later to remark that, for him, growing up in such an environment was tantamount… read more
what a joyfull ride! i've not had one like this in a long time. trully loved it. es tan graciosa y simpática, aparte hay demasiadas frases autenticas, damn! ¡que overdose! <3
apesar de não ser de todo perfeito (fica bem irregular da metade pro final), é uma comédia muito mais que satisfatória e serve como norteadora para o que foi se tornar característico nas obras do nosso querido espanhol: o exagero pulsante, o tom psicodélico, os personagens marginais, a sexualidade escandalizante (porém abordada com a maior naturalidade possível). um ode à contracultura e ao glam rock.