Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down! (1989)

Director
Pedro Almodóvar

Main cast
Victoria Abril; Antonio Banderas; Loles León; Julieta Serrano; María Barranco

Genres
Comedy, Crime, Drama, Romance

Description
Recently released from a mental hospital, Ricky ties up Marina, a film star he once had sex with and keeps her hostage.


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