Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown

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Film of the Alternative cinema: Authors' Collections series

Original title: Mujeres al borde de un ataque de nervios

Spain, 1988

Runtime: 90 min

Director: Pedro Almodóvar

Cast: Carmen Maura, Antonio Banderas, Julieta Serrano, Maria Barranco, Rossy de Palma, Kiti Manver, Guillermo Montesinos, Chus Lampreave

A woman's lover leaves her, and she tries to contact him to find out why he's left. She confronts his wife and son, who are as clueless as she. Meanwhile her girlfriend is afraid the police are looking for her because of her boyfriend's criminal activities. They talk to a female lawyer, who turns out to be the lover's new lover, and everyone's path keeps crossing each other's in a very complicated and confusing manner.