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Labyrinth of Passion (1982)

Laberinto de pasiones (original title)
Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 29 September 1982 (Spain)
A camp melodrama/comedy about Sexilia (a nymphomaniac), Sadec (a gay Islamic terrorist), Riza Niro (the son of the emperor of Tiran), and Queti (the daughter of a dry-cleaner). When Riza ... See full summary »

Director:

Pedro Almodóvar

Writers:

Pedro Almodóvar (screenplay), Pedro Almodóvar (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Cecilia Roth ... Sexilia
Imanol Arias ... Riza Niro
Helga Liné ... Toraya
Marta Fernández Muro ... Queti
Fernando Vivanco Fernando Vivanco ... Doctor
Ofelia Angélica ... Susana
Ángel Alcázar Ángel Alcázar ... Eusebio
Concha Grégori ... Angustias
Cristina Sánchez Pascual ... Novia de Eusebio
Fabio McNamara ... Fabio (as Fany McNamara)
Antonio Banderas ... Sadec
Luis Ciges ... El Tintorero
Agustín Almodóvar ... Hassan
María Elena Flores ... Remedios
Ana Trigo Ana Trigo ... Nana
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Storyline

A camp melodrama/comedy about Sexilia (a nymphomaniac), Sadec (a gay Islamic terrorist), Riza Niro (the son of the emperor of Tiran), and Queti (the daughter of a dry-cleaner). When Riza Niro discovers that Sadec and his colleagues are after him, he disguises himself as a punk rocker, and falls in love with the stunning Sexilia, his first straight relationship. Meanwhile Queti, Sexilia's "biggest fan", helps Sexilia come to terms with her new life-style. Written by Tristan White <THEWHITE@qmw.ac.uk>

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Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

Spain

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

29 September 1982 (Spain) See more »

Also Known As:

Labyrinth of Passion See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Alphaville S.A. See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Although made in 1982, this wasn't released in the UK until 1993. See more »

Quotes

Sexilia: I went to an orgy after the concert, but I could only think of you.
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Connections

Referenced in Marisa in the Woods (2017) See more »

Soundtracks

Gran ganga
Written by Pedro Almodóvar & Bernardo Bonezzi
Performed by Pedro Almodóvar & Fabio McNamara (as Almodóvar & McNamara)
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Early Almodovar
30 May 2017 | by gavin6942See all my reviews

A camp melodrama/comedy about Sexilia (a nymphomaniac), Sadec (a gay Islamic terrorist), Riza Niro (the son of the emperor of Tiran), and Queti (the daughter of a dry-cleaner). When Riza Niro discovers that Sadec and his colleagues are after him, he disguises himself as a punk rocker, and falls in love with the stunning Sexilia, his first straight relationship.

This film is rarely seen in American because, so far as I know, it has never been released on DVD here. That is somewhat surprising given the major name Almodovar has become. And to have Antonio Banderas as a gay terrorist is something that is so out of character with how we might think of him today (2017).

By American standards, the film may be considered soft-core pornography. There is a fair amount of nudity, with men and women... and men on men. No doubt this was risqué in its day, and some might still consider it so. Whether Americans are prudes or Europeans are perverts, I do not know.


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