Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown
Original Title: Mujeres al borde de un ataque de nervios
Country of Origin: Spain
Production year: 1988
Director: Pedro Almodóvar
Rating: Rating
UPC [Locale]: Disc ID: 93A3-6D97-71A7-EEC8
Running time: 1:29 (89 Min.)
Casetype: Digipak
Format: NTSC, Anamorphic Widescreen 1.85:1
DVD-Format: Single-Sided, Single-Layered
Released: January 30, 2007
Collection type: Owned (#4611)
Status: Available
Purchase date: January 30, 2007
Purchase price: Hidden
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Overview
Creating "one of the jauntiest of all war-of-the-sexes comedies" (Pauline Kael), Pedro Almodóvar, Spain's premiere writer-director, creates an off-kilter universe of madness, mayhem and pure fun. Nominated for the 1988 Academy Award® for Best Foreign Language Film, and co-starring Antonio Banderas, Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown is a "wild, wanton, wickedly witty farce" (People)!

High atop one of Spain's poshest penthouses, three women have come to the end of their mental ropes. Super-sexy Pepa (Carmen Maura), is forever teetering around atop her skyscraper spikes as she obsesses over Iván (Fernando Guillén), the lover who just jilted her over the answering machine! Her neurotic best friend Candela (María Barranco), is seeking refuge at Pepa's place because she recently realized her lover is a Shiite terrorist. And Iván's ex-wife Lucía, was just released from a 20-year stint in a mental institution. They're all mighty mad — in fact, they're on the verge of a nervous breakdown...and one of them is about to commit murder unless the other half-crazed femmes fatales can stop her!
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Genres
Comedy
Studios
Production Studios:
 • Orion Classics
 • El Deseo S.A.
Media Companies:
 • Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
Audio format
Spanish  Dolby Digital Surround
Subtitles
English
French
Discs
# Description A B DS DL A DL B
1Main Feature
Features
 • Scene Access
 • Closed Captioned
Crew
Direction
Pedro Almodóvar....Director
Writing
Pedro Almodóvar....Writer
Production
Agustín Almodóvar....Executive Producer
Cinematography
José Luis Alcaine....Director of Photography
Film Editing
José Salcedo....Film Editor
Music
Bernardo Bonezzi....Composer
Sound
Guilles Ortión....Sound
Eduardo Fernández....Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Cast
Carmen Maura....Pepa Marcos
Antonio Banderas....Carlos
Julieta Serrano....Lucía
Rossy de Palma....Marisa
María Barranco....Candela
Kiti Manver....Paulina Morales
Guillermo Montesinos....Cabdriver
Chus Lampreave....Portera Testiga de Jehová
Yayo Calvo....Padre de Lucía
Loles León....Secretaria
Angel de Andrés-López....Policía
Fernando Guillén....Iván
Juan Lombardero....Germán
José Antonio Navarro....Policía
Ana Leza....Ana
Ambite....Ambite
Mary González....Madre Lucía
Lupe Barrado....Secretaria Paulina
Joaquín Climent....Policía I Spot
Chema Gil....Policía II Spot
Gabriel Latorre....Cura
Francisca Caballero....Locutora TV.
Carlos Gambero....Empleado averías
Agustín Almodóvar....Empleado Inmobiliaria
Tomás Corrales....Basurero
Eva González....Chica que Baila
Carmen Espada....Farmacéutica
Susana Miraño....Clienta Enmascarada
Paquita Fernández....Clienta Enmascarada
Federico Gambero....Dependiente Farmacia
Gregorio Ross....Médico
Paco Virseda....Mensajero
Imanol Uribe....Marido
José Marco....Padrino