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3,511 Ratings

Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown

Mujeres al borde de un ataque de nervios

Directed by Pedro Almodóvar
Spain, 1988


Dumped by her cad lover, soap actress Carmen Maura considers suicide by barbituate-laced gazpacho. But her life is soon invaded by a series of distractions, first by her ditsy friend Maria Barranco, who has recently discovered her boyfriend’s a terrorist…

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Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown Directed by Pedro Almodóvar

Awards & Festivals

Venice Film Festival

1988 | 2 wins including: Best Actress

Academy Awards

1989 | Nominee: Best Foreign Language Film

Toronto International Film Festival

1988 | Winner: People's Choice Award

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