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Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down! Movie Review Summary

Actors: Victoria Abril, Antonio Banderas, Loles León, Francisco Rabal, Rossy de Palma

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TIE ME UP! TIE ME DOWN! ( Átame ! ) is a spanish movie directed in 1990 by Pedro Almodovar. Nominated for the Golden Bear at the Berlin Film Festival.
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Ricky has just been released from a mental hospital. For a year now, he's been obsessed by one and only idea : to become the husband of Victoria Abril, a drug addicted and ex-porno actress. Victoria is now shooting an horror movie directed by Francisco Rabal, a once well-known director. Banderas, after having observed the set, steals Victoria Abril's apartment keys and waits for her return. Abril is forced to stay for a few days in her apartment by a Banderas trying by all possible means to please her. But Victoria is only wondering how she can escape. And Antonio must tie her as soon as he has to leave the flat in order to buy her medicaments and drugs. Little by little, Victoria Abril learns to know her Prince Charming.




The review of this Movie prepared by Daniel Staebler



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Plot & Themes

Time/era of movie:    -   1980's-1999 Romance/Love/Hugging    -   Yes Inner struggle or disability    -   Yes Druggie/drunk problems?    -   drugs Brain/Body not working?    -   mental illness Lover is...    -   captor

Main Character

Identity:    -   Female Profession/status:    -   actor Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   Hispanic/Latinic

Setting

Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   Spain

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   no torture/death Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   kissing    -   use of artificial tools    -   actual description of sex    -   seeing breasts    -   seeing nude female butt    -   seeing full frontal--women

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