Law of Desire
Original Title: La ley del deseo
Country of Origin: Spain
Production year: 1987
Director: Pedro Almodóvar
Rating: Rating
UPC [Locale]: Disc ID: 630F-8DFD-939E-AEF1
Running time: 1:42 (102 Min.)
Casetype: Digipak
Format: NTSC, Anamorphic Widescreen 2.00:1
DVD-Format: Single-Sided, Single-Layered
Released: January 30, 2007
Collection type: Owned (#4601)
Status: Available
Purchase date: January 30, 2007
Purchase price: Hidden
Review (movie): 0 / 10
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Overview
This bold tale of passion's dire consequences is one of Spanish director Pedro Almodóvar's most smoldering films. Antonio Banderas stars as Antonio Benítez, an obsessive fan of writer-director Pablo Quintero (Eusebio Poncela), a cocaine-snorting homosexual hedonist whose last boyfriend, Juan (Miguel Molina), has just moved out. Antonio and Pablo have a few passionate nights, but Antonio's obsessive love soon proves hard for the noncommittal Pablo to escape from. Meanwhile, Pablo's transsexual sister, Tina (Carmen Maura), has problems of her own, including a closet brimming with dark sexual skeletons and Ada (Manuela Velasco), her unofficially adopted daughter. Pablo writes a play for Tina to star in, but when Antonio stalks and murders Juan in a fit of jealousy, the police end up suspecting the character Tina performs in the play. Pablo winds up with amnesia after a car accident, and the troubles just get weirder from there...
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Genres
Comedy
Drama
Studios
Production Studios:
 • El Deseo S.A.
 • Laurenfilm S.A.
Media Companies:
 • Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
Audio format
Spanish  Dolby Digital 2-Channel Stereo
Subtitles
English
French
Discs
# Description A B DS DL A DL B
1Main Feature
Features
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Crew
Direction
Pedro Almodóvar....Director
Writing
Pedro Almodóvar....Screenwriter
Pedro Almodóvar....Original Material By
Production
Miguel Ángel Pérez Campos....Executive Producer
Cinematography
Ángel Luis Fernández....Director of Photography
Film Editing
José Salcedo....Film Editor
Music
Bernardo Bonezzi....Composer
Dmitri Shostakovich....Composer
Sound
Jacinto Cora....Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Jim Willis....Sound
Art
Javier Fernández....Art Director
Cast
Eusebio Poncela....Pablo Quintero
Carmen Maura....Tina Quintero
Antonio Banderas....Antonio Benítez
Miguel Molina....Juan Bermúdez
Fernando Guillén....Inspector de policía
Manuela Velasco....Ada, niña
Nacho Martínez....Doctor Martín
Bibiana Fernández....Ada - madre
Helga Liné....Madre de Antonio
Germán Cobos....El Cura
Fernando Guillén Cuervo....Policía, chico
Marta Fernández Muro....Una Groupi
Lupe Barrado....Enfermera
Alfonso Vallejo....Sargento
Maruchi León....Hermana de Juan
José Manuel Bello....Guardia joven
Agustín Almodóvar....Abogado
Rossy de Palma....Locutora tele
José Ramón Pardo....Policía
Juan A. Granja....Modelo Impo
Angie Gray....Chica
Hector Saurint....Periodista
José Ramón Fernández....Chico 1
Pepe Patatín....Dependiente tienda
Victoria Abril....Girl with Juan (uncredited)
Pedro Almodóvar....Dependiente ferretería (uncredited)