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The Law of Desire Details

FULL SYNOPSIS

Popular film director Pablo Quintero (Eusebio Poncela) has found a new love in the form of handsome blue-collar Juan (Miguel Molina). Not altogether comfortable with his lifestyle, Juan decides to leave Pablo for a while to contemplate his future. Pablo insists that Juan keep in touch by sending him love letters. Ever the director, he plans to write the letters himself, and have Juan mail them back with his signature. If you think that settles things, you don't know filmmaker Pedro Almodovar. Among the many plot complications in Law of Desire is Pablo's subsequent romance with the possessive Antonio (Antonio Banderas, whose "gay kiss" in the film prompted front-page headlines in the Brazilian press), and Pablo's efforts to film the life story of his sister (Carmen Maura), who started out life as his brother. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

  • Release date:February 10, 1987

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
Los Angeles Film Critics Association Pedro Almodóvar New Generation Award 1986 Winner

Cast

Eusebio Poncela
as Pablo Quintero
Carmen Maura
as Tina Quintero
Antonio Banderas
as Antonio Benitez
Miguel Molina
as Juan Bermudez
Manuela Velasco
as Ada, Child
Bibi Andersen
as Ada, Mother
Nacho Martinez
as Dr. Martin
Helga Liné
as Antonio's Mother
Fernando Guillen Cuervo
as Policeman, Child
Marta Fernandez-Muro
as Groupie/Sergeant
Pepe Patatin
as Clerk
Lupe Barrado
as Enfermera
German Cobos
as El Cura
Roxy Von Donna
as Woman on Telephone
Maruchi Leon
as Hermana de Juan
Rossy de Palma
as TV Reporter
Fernando Guillén
as Inspector
Angie Gray
as Chica
Pedro Almodóvar
as Dependiente
Agustín Almodóvar
as Abogado

Crew

Pedro Almodóvar
Director
Pedro Almodóvar
Screenwriter
Angel Luis Fernandez
Cinematographer
Fred Bongusto
Songwriter
Bernardo Bonezzi
Composer (Music Score)
Bernardo Bonezzi
Songwriter
Bola de Nieve
Songwriter
Igor Stravinsky
Featured Music
José Salcedo
Editor
Agustín Almodóvar
Associate Producer
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