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Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down!
7.8
/10
10,947 Ratings

TIE ME UP! TIE ME DOWN!

¡Átame!

Directed by Pedro Almodóvar
Spain, 1989
Comedy, Crime, Drama

Synopsis

Fresh out of a mental institution, Ricky seeks love with the love of his life, B-movie actress Marina. Facing her amnesia, Ricky takes extreme measures—tying her up to rekindle their past. With a captive audience, Ricky is sure it’s only a matter of time before his beloved returns his affections.

Synopsis

Fresh out of a mental institution, Ricky seeks love with the love of his life, B-movie actress Marina. Facing her amnesia, Ricky takes extreme measures—tying her up to rekindle their past. With a captive audience, Ricky is sure it’s only a matter of time before his beloved returns his affections.

Our take

Hot off the major success of Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, Almodóvar soon switched gears, taking his twist-filled melodramatic style into more dangerous territory for what is arguably the darkest romcom ever made. Not for another two decades would he get this kinky again. Viva Pedro!