Film Event
Film Event

Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down!

Play Trailer

Upon his release from a psychiatric hospital, Ricky (Antonio Banderas) sets out on a well-meaning but horribly twisted mission to kidnap a former lover (Victoria Abril) in the hopes she will fall in love with him. Writer-director Pedro Almodóvar plunges headfirst into explosive themes of sex and violence to create a gleefully camp examination of the ties that bind, which infamously spawned an MPAA lawsuit over its initial X rating. Passionate, provocative and perceptive, Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down! is a scintillating addition to our Odd Couples season.

Concerned about what will be on screen? See our Content Considerations page.

There are no showtimes currently scheduled for Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down!

“A tale not of kinky sex, but of a sweeter human bondage, of loose ends tied into lover's knots.”
Washington Post
“Both a celebration and a wicked sendup of marriage.”
Rolling Stone
“Like Luis Bunuel before him, Almodovar is not afraid to experiment with ideas.”
Empire
Directed by: Pedro Almodóvar
Featuring: Antonio Banderas Victoria Abril Loles León María Barranco Rossy de Palma
Year: 1989 Runtime: 101 mins Rating: R