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Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown
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/10
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WOMEN ON THE VERGE OF A NERVOUS BREAKDOWN

Mujeres al borde de un ataque de nervios

Directed by Pedro Almodóvar
Spain, 1988
Comedy

Synopsis

Dumped by her lover Iván, soap actress Pepa needs to track him down to deliver an important message. But her life is soon invaded by a series of distractions: Pepa’s friend Candela might have got involved in a terrorist plot, while Iván’s son, who is flat-hunting, ends up visiting Pepa’s apartment.

Synopsis

Dumped by her lover Iván, soap actress Pepa needs to track him down to deliver an important message. But her life is soon invaded by a series of distractions: Pepa’s friend Candela might have got involved in a terrorist plot, while Iván’s son, who is flat-hunting, ends up visiting Pepa’s apartment.

Our take

And we reach peak Almodóvar! Alive with a wild pace and an irresistible rhythm, this witty classic redefined screwball comedy for a new era of arthouse pleasure. The insanity of love and sex had never been so fun nor colourful—and as for Pedro, he was forever thrust into the international spotlight.