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La ley del deseo

100 min.
Year of Production:
Eusebio Poncela
Carmen Maura
Antonio Banderas
Miguel Molina
Fernando Guillén
Manuela Velasco
Nacho Martinez
Production Company:
El Deseo Film S.A.; Larenfilm
Berlinale Section:
Berlinale Category:
Feature Film
Teddy Award:
Best Feature Film

Pablo and Tina are brothers. Their parents separated while the two boys were still young. Tina's real name is Tino, but when he moved in with his father, he started to have a sexual relationship with him, changed his sex and became his father's lover. A few years later her father leaves her and Tina no longer feels attracted to men... from now on she hates them.
Pablo writes film scripts and makes films. He is in love with Juan, a charming boy who returns Pablo's love. Unlike his sister, however, Pablo does not suffer at all and tries to overcome his problems through creative activity. [...] During the holidays, Juan goes back to his home town. […]
Pablo becomes acquainted with Antonio, a boy from southern Andalusia who is completely different from Juan. Within a matter of hours Antonio is passionately in love with Pablo. […] Antonio also goes off on holiday. When he says farewell to Pablo, he asks him to use a girl's name when he writes to avoid arousing his parents' suspicion.
At this time, Pablo is completely engrossed in writing his latest script. The main female character is greatly inspired by his sister. So when Pablo writes to Antonio, he uses his sister's name: Laura P.

Pedro Almodóvar was awarded with the very first TEDDY AWARD for best feature film in 1987.

FILMOGRAFIE Pedro Almodóvar (selection)

1986 La ley del deseo 

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