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Law of Desire

1hr 42mins
Directed by
Pedro Almodóvar
Eusebio Poncela, Carmen Maura, Antonio Banderas
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Pedro Almodóvar's groundbreaking melodrama, his first film focusing on queer relationships. 

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 trans sister (Carmen Maura).

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