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Labyrinth of Passion Details


Spanish director Pedro Almodovar's films are colorful, sexy, and very funny, and this one is a perfect introduction to his work. An emperor's son, Reza Niro (Imanol Arias), comes to Madrid in disguise and sleeps with Sadeq (Antonio Banderas), an Islamic terrorist with a highly developed sense of smell. Sadeq's group wants to kidnap Reza, who disguises himself as a punk rock singer and falls in love with Sexilia (Cecilia Roth), a nymphomaniac singer for a rival band. There's also a wealthy woman (Helga Line) who wants Reza's sperm for an artificial insemination, a delirious dry-cleaner who sleeps with his own daughter, and other bizarre characters. Almodovar takes delight in intersecting lives, chance meetings, and humor that springs from the strangest of situations. He also has the rare talent of presenting potentially offensive material in such a whimsical and affectionate fashion that no matter what his characters do, the audience loves them as much as he does. ~ Robert Firsching, Rovi


Cecilia Roth
as Sexilia
Imanol Arias
as Riza Niro
Helga Liné
as Toraya
Fernando Vivanco
as Doctor
Ofelia Angelica
as Susana
Concha Gregori
as Angustias
Antonio Banderas
as Sadeq
Lupe Barrado
as Room maid
Pedro Almodóvar
as Performer
Eva Siva
as Azafata
Luis Ciges
as Her Father
Agustín Almodóvar
as Hassan
Marta Fernandez-Muro
as Queti


Pedro Almodóvar
Pedro Almodóvar
Pedro Almodóvar
José Salcedo
Angel Luis Fernandez
Bernardo Bonezzi
Composer (Music Score)
Pedro Almodóvar
Composer (Music Score)
José Salcedo
Pedro Almodóvar
Production Designer
Andres Santana
Production Designer
Pedro Almodóvar
Set Designer
Marina Rodriguez
Costume Designer