Laws of Desire (1987)

Pedro Almodóvar directs Eusebio Poncela, Antonio Banderas & Carmen Maura in this thriller where an obsessed fan ingratiates himself into a sex film director’s life.

A really pleasurable Almodóvar as about half an hour in you tumble you are watching a relaxed, queer equivalent of a yuppie-in-peril potboiler. Unlike, say Fatal Attraction, this is crammed full of Versace shirts, dubbed porn and completely superfluous trans character sister plots… Yet it works really well in a languid, quirky way – invigorated by an early turn by an insidious but seductive Banderas.


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