Women on the verge of a nervous breakdown = Mujeres al borde de un ataque nervios

Spain, 1988

Film
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Pepa, an actress, is tough, sexy and desperate. Her longtime lover and male chauvinist rat, Ivan, to whom she is pregnant, has walked out leaving only a bland message on her answering machine. Pepa simply cannot resist fighting back and is determined to find Ivan. She decides to sublet her apartment. The first couple to look at the apartment are Carlos, Ivan’s 20 year old son, whom Pepa had never known about, and Marisa, Carlos’ uptight virgin fiancee. To make things even more delirious, Pepa’s best friend, Candella, comes looking for refuge from the police. Into this maelstrom of tension walks Lucia, Ivan’s ex-wife… A raucously funny depiction of melodramatic and crazy women who get their revenge any way they can. Stars Carmen Maura and Antonio Banderas. In Spanish with English subtitles.

Credits

production company

Laurenfilm

El Deseo S. A.

Duration

01:29:00:00

Production places
Spain
Production dates
1988

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

304344

Language

Spanish

Audience classification

MA

Subject categories

Comedy

Comedy → Black comedy

Feature films

Feature films → Feature films - Spain

Foreign language films

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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