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Law of Desire

Director: Pedro Almodóvar Run Time: 102 min. Format: 35mm Rating: NC-17 Release Year: 1987 Language: Spanish with English subtitles

Starring: Eusebio Poncela, Antonio Banderas, Carmen Maura, Miguel Molina, Manuela Velasco, Nacho Martinez

When porn director Pablo (Eusebio Poncela) reluctantly breaks up with his boyfriend, Juan (Miguel Molina), he encourages him to stay in touch. Juan moves away to live in a lighthouse and eventually writes his ex, but in the interim Pablo has taken up with a psychotic new lover, Antonio (Antonio Banderas). Antonio intercepts their correspondence and flies into a towering rage, terrifying Pablo, but also inspiring him creatively as he works on a play about his transsexual sister (Carmen Maura).