Laberinto de pasiones (Labyrinth of Passion)
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Laberinto de pasiones (Labyrinth of Passion)
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 Banderas), an Islamic terrorist with a highly developed sense of smell. Sadeq's group wants to kidnap Reza, who disguises himself as a punk rock singer and falls in love with Sexilia (Cecilia Roth), a nymphomaniac singer for a rival band. There's also a wealthy woman (Helga Line) who wants Reza's sperm for an artificial insemination, a delirious… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 100%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"[Labyrinth of Passion]...shows off the bright, gaudy visual style, the breezy manner and the exuberant energy that are Mr. Almodovar's particular virtues."
‑ Janet Maslin, New York Times
"Though coarser and cheaper than Almodovar's later efforts, this comic orgy is prototypically Pedrovian."
‑ Rita Kempley, Washington Post
"An early and rather choice effort from Spanish filmmaker Pedro Almodovar."
‑ Jonathan Rosenbaum, Chicago Reader
"Almodovar's second film is, among other things, a satirical critique of mainstream culture definition of love"
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"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."
‑ Desson Thomson, Washington Post
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