Law of Desire (1986)
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Popular film director Pablo Quintero (Eusebio Poncela) has found a new love in the form of handsome blue-collar Juan (Miguel Molina). Not altogether comfortable with his lifestyle, Juan decides to leave Pablo for a while to contemplate his future. Pablo insists that Juan keep in touch by sending him love letters. Ever the director, he plans to write the letters himself, and have Juan mail them back with his signature. If you think that settles things, you don't know filmmaker Pedro Almodovar.
Feb 7, 1987 Wide
Dec 8, 2009
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Marta Fernandez Muro
Rossy de Palma
Jose Manuel Bello
Jose Ramon Fernandez
Jose A. Granja
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Roxy Von Donna
Woman on Telephone
What it lacks in depth, 'Law of Desire' makes up in surface energy, with a lively cast, a turbulent plot and a textbook-worthy collection of case histories.
The film bristles with energy and bright interludes before the lugubrious plot takes over...
This intriguing erotic melodrama is one of Almodovar's few explicitly gay films.
a pivotal and unmissable piece of the Almodóvar puzzle, a romp that is Pedro at his young and kinky best.
provocative psychological study about the potential devastating cost of wanton love
Almodóvar's affection for his characters ... makes his engagingly loopy narrative more than a simple Telemundo-on-acid joke.
A bold, daring work that is as shocking and impressive today as it was nearly 20 years ago when it was first released.
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