Laberinto de pasiones (Labyrinth of Passion)
Laberinto de pasiones (Labyrinth of Passion) (1982)

Spanish director Pedro Almodovar's films are colorful, sexy, and very funny, and this one is a perfect introduction to his work. An emperor's son, Reza Niro (Imanol Arias), comes to Madrid in disguise and sleeps with Sadeq (Antonio… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: January 1, 1982
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Janet Maslin
New York Times

[Labyrinth of Passion]...shows off the bright, gaudy visual style, the breezy manner and the exuberant energy that are Mr. Almodovar's particular virtues.

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Rita Kempley
Washington Post

Though coarser and cheaper than Almodovar's later efforts, this comic orgy is prototypically Pedrovian.

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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader

An early and rather choice effort from Spanish filmmaker Pedro Almodovar.

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Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com

Almodovar's second film is, among other things, a satirical critique of mainstream culture definition of love

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Desson Thomson
Washington Post

Almodovar (who has a cameo as a leather-jacketed transvestite rock singer) has already learned (somewhat) how to pull off such a difficult act, by treating the potentially offensive with such cartoonish abandon that it becomes ridiculous to take offense.

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Anthony Lawrie
The best way to describe Labyrinth of Passion is that it's like a primitive Pedro Almodóvar film and of course, that is exactly what it is. The story is… More
Marcus Woolcott
early Almodovar tale of a gay terrorist, a nymphomaniac, and a Prince.
Wahida K
A camp melodrama/comedy about Sexilia (a nymphomaniac), Sadec (a gay Islamic terrorist), Riza Niro (the son of the emperor of Tiran), and Queti (the daughter of… More
John Ballantine
Early and great Almodovar! We start to see what become recurring themes in his later films - homosexuality, prostitutes and cross dressers..all representing… More