Incredibly sexy character drama that is as trashy and frivolous as it is profound and important. Cinematically, Law of Desire is gorgeously shot, in fact it probably rivals Matador for pure sumptuous indulgence at almost every opportunity. It's perfectly acted, Banderas (in his break-through role) is superb as the promiscuous, manipulative, completely insane pursuer of Eusebio Poncela's bemused script writer. Carmen Maura is as breathtaking as usual as the script writer's transvestite sister. Narratively the story is of course, completely ridiculous, wheeling maniacally from pornography (in a particularly audacious opening scene) through to murder, car chases and ultimately a hilarious and wonderfully staged inner-city stand-off. Its less serious than it's excellent counterpart - the previous film, Matador - and yet it reflects an emerging, free-spirited, open-minded Spain that is epitomized by the 1987 Spanish government - who chose to use this film as a cinematic representative of the country.