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Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down!

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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.

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“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