• Film ID:
  • 4259
  • Availability:
  • DVD Available from Shop
  • Film cert:
  • Running time:
  • DVD=98 min.
  • Nationality(ies):
  • Spain.
  • Primary Language(s):
  • Spanish.
LAW OF DESIRE (1987)
(LA LEY DEL DESEO)
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Pablo writes and directs plays and films; he's gay and deeply in love with Juan, a young man who won't reply to Pablo's affection or letters. Pablo's sibling Tina is a transsexual, angry at men, raising Ada, and trying to make it as an actress. Pablo takes up with Antonio, a youth who becomes jealous of Pablo's love for Juan. Antonio seeks out Juan, and violence leads to Pablo's grief and a temporary loss of memory. When memory returns, he learns that Antonio has taken up with Tina. In horror, he hurries to Tina's rescue and must face Antonio and his desire. This is the comedy which established Pedro Almodovar as Spain's most exciting director as this bizarre and sexually flamboyant group become embroiled in a hilariously complicated web of lust and jealousy. Excellent.
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