Pedro Almodovar's colorful and controversial tribute to the pleasures and perils of Stockholm syndrome, Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down! is a rambunctious dark comedy starring Antonio Banderas as an unbalanced but alluring former mental patient and Victoria Abrilas the B-movie and porn star he takes prisoner in the hopes of convincing her to marry him. A highly unconventional romance that came on the spike heels of Almodovar's international sensation Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, this is a splashy, sexy central work in the career of one of the world's most beloved and provocative auteurs, radiantly shot by the director's great cinematographer Jose Luis Alcaine.
Victoria Abril, Antonio Banderas. A crazy but charming lunatic with dreams of marriage and children kidnaps a beautiful porn star, doing his best to inflict her with Stockholm syndrome. In Spanish with English subtitles. 1989/color/101 min/NR/widescreen.