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Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown

  • A still from the film «Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown» by Pedro Almodóvar © EL DESEO, D.A., S.L.U.

    A still from the film «Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown» by Pedro Almodóvar © EL DESEO, D.A., S.L.U.



Feature film

Original title

Mujeres al borde de un ataque de nervios




Pedro Almodóvar

Pedro Almodóvar was nominated for his first Oscar for this entertaining and internationally successful comedy.

Pepa has just been dumped by Iván after being together for several years. They both work together as voice over artists. Pepa looks for him to tell him something very important but she cannot find him. Meanwhile, her friend Candela asks her for help because the police have arrested her Shiite terrorist boyfriend. Iván's son, Carlos, who was unknown to Pepa, turns up with his girlfriend with the aim of renting the house. And Iván's wife, who has recently been released from a mental institution, also appears and wants to find Iván in order to kill him.


Technical specifications

Pedro Almodóvar

Carmen Maura, Fernando Guillén Gallego, Antonio Banderas, Julieta Serrano, Rossy de Palma

José Luis Alcaine

Bernardo Bonezzi


89 minutes

Goya Best Film Award


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