Women on The Verge Of A Nervous Breakdown DVD


When Iván (Fernando Guillén) jilts long-time lover, actress Pepa (Carmen Maura), she plans her suicide; lacing her gazpacho soup with barbiturates. She is, however saved by her best friend Candela (Maria Barranco), a fugitive from the law. Further adding to the chaos, Ivan's son (Antonio Banderas) and his finance Marisa (Rossy de Palma) turn up at the apartment. Bored with the situation, Marisa inadvertently ingests the gazpacho and as she blissfully snoozes, her fiancé inaugurates an affair with Carmen's fugitive friend. Pedro Almodóvar directs this fact-moving,... surreal farce of obsessive love, garnering him an Academy Award® nomination. Extras: Around Women On The Verge of a Nervous Breakdown Introduction by José Arroyo Trailer [show more]

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20 February 2017
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Antonio Banderas and Carmen Maura star in this Spanish black comedy written and directed Pedro Almodóvar. The film follows Pepa Marcos (Maura), a distraught TV actress considering suicide after her long-time lover Iván (Fernando Guillén) leaves her without warning. When she lets out her flat, the new tenants turn out to be Iván's son Carlos (Banderas) and his fiancée Marisa (Rossy de Palma) which further complicates matters. Meanwhile, Pepa's friend Candela (Maria Barranco) is desperate to contact her after learning that her former lover is wanted by the police on terrorism charges.

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