Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown* (Mujeres al borde de un ataque de "nervois")

  • 1988 ----- color ----- 91 min ----- vhs///
  • (Directed and written by Pedro Almodovar; with Carmen Maura, Antonio Banderas, Julieta Serrano). Almovodar introduces us to Pepa who has been jilted by an answering machine. The love of her life, Ivan, has just ended their relationship and she is heartbroken. But misery does love company. Her girlfriend, Candela, has fallen in love with a terrorist. Ivan's son wants to rent the love nest Pepa shared with Ivan. Ivan's crazed wife arrives with loaded guns and Ivan himself is about to fly off to Stockholm with his new girlfriend on a plane that Candela's boyfriend plans to hijack. It's enough to drive any woman to a nervous breakdown--or beyond. (Donated by the Center for Western European Studies) (In Spanish with English subtitles) (Restricted to use by institutions of learning within the State of Washington only)
  • Topics: (Europe, Motion Pictures: Features, Romance Languages and Literature, Women Studies)