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ˇÁtame!/ Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down! (1990) - Pedro Almodóvar

Related: Pedro Almodóvar - bondage - Stockholm Syndrome - film - 1990

Yet in Pedro Almodovar's Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down! the way to a woman's heart is depicted as being held in captivity until the Stockholm Syndrome kicks in. Paul Brenner, All Movie Guide

Plot Synopsis: Ricky is released from a mental hospital, and knows exactly what he wants to do. He hunts down Marina, a porn film star he once had sex with, and tries to convince here to be his wife. She is a bit reluctant, so he ties her up... Will this approach endear him to her ?

ˇÁtame!/ Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down! (1990) - Pedro Almodóvar[Amazon.com] [FR] [DE] [UK]


Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down! (ˇÁtame!) is a 1990 film by Pedro Almodóvar, an offbeat Spanish drama starring Antonio Banderas and Victoria Abril. --http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tie_Me_Up%21_Tie_Me_Down%21 [Feb 2006]


The film follows Ricky (Banderas), a young man recently released from a mental institution, who has been obsessed with Marina (Abril), an actress, former porn star and recovering heroin addict, since the pair shared a one-night stand one year ago. Ricky kidnaps Marina, believing that he can force her to fall in love with him. Eventually, Marina does fall in love with him (probably because of the Stockholm Syndrome), but still considers herself his prisoner, and tells him to keep her tied up so that she won't try to escape. Subsequently, she reluctantly escapes with the assistance of her sister Lola (played by Loles Léon), but the lovers are eventually reunited. --http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tie_Me_Up%21_Tie_Me_Down%21 [Feb 2006]

Amazon viewer review

I watched Banderas in his European movies before he became an American movie star. I really liked all of his work then whereas now his work is very uneven in quality. "Evita" is the only work of his I've admired since his "conversion." This film was his very best prior to his coming to America. I'll confess that director Pedro Aldomovar's 2 most commerical films, of which this is one, appeal to me more than his other films. The other is "Woman On The Verge of A Nervous Breakdown." Perhaps this is because these two works involve heterosexual love affairs and are also comedic and satiric. They're broadly played but enjoyable for a bigger audience than Aldomovar's work normally gets. Banderas is incredibly sexy in this film as the patient fresh from a mental hospital who wants a regular married life and seeks to find it with a porno star woman. Bringing these two together for a black comedy was a stroke of genius. The Tie Me Up, Tie Me Down in the title refers to the woman's liking kinky stuff and Banderas's literally tying her up and down to the bed. This is a very sexy, romantic even, film and for those who feel Aldomovar's films typically are aimed to please only gays and not straights, this film should convert them to becoming fans of his considerable talent. It will also make them sad that Banderas decided to become an American movie star. -- carol irvin, amazon.com

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