Antonio Banderas (Ricky), Victoria Abril (Marina
Osorio), Loles Leon (Lola), Francisco Rabal (Maximo Espejo)
A drug-addict porn actress is kidnapped by a former
psychiatric patient who keeps her tied to his bed.
Though the plot sounds incredibly unsettling, it's
very tastefully handled by Spanish auteur Pedro Almodóvar, who uses the brutal setting as a study for Stockholm syndrome rather than a tawdry S & M love story.
Shot in Spanish, with English subtitles, but even some
lovers of foreign language cinema will still be put off by its lurid storyline.