Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down!

Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down!

Directed by Pedro Almodóvar • 1990 • Spain

Pedro Almodóvar’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 ex-mental-patient and Victoria Abril as the B-movie and former 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 Almodóvar'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, José Luis Alcaine.

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Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down!
  • Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down!

    Directed by Pedro Almodóvar • 1990 • Spain

    Pedro Almodóvar’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 ex-mental-patient and Victoria Abril ...

Extras

  • Untied!: Reflections on TIE ME UP! TIE ME DOWN!

    Produced in 2014, this documentary about the making of TIE ME UP! TIE ME DOWN! features interviews with director Pedro Almodóvar; actors Antonio Banderas, Victoria Abril, Loles León, and Rossy de Palma; producer Agustín Almodóvar; production manager Esther García; and cinematographer José Luis Al...

  • Pedro Almodóvar and Antonio Banderas

    This conversation between TIE ME UP! TIE ME DOWN! director Pedro Almodóvar and actor Antonio Banderas was recorded in 2003.

  • Michael Barker on Pedro Almodóvar

    Sony Pictures Classics cofounders Michael Barker, Tom Bernard, and Marcie Bloom first collaborated with director Pedro Almodóvar at Orion Classics in 1988, on the hit WOMEN ON THE VERGE OF A NERVOUS BREAKDOWN. In this interview, conducted in April 2014, Barker reflects on his many years of workin...

  • “Resistiré”

    In the following footage, TIE ME UP! TIE ME DOWN! cast and crew perform the hit pop song “Resistiré” at the film’s premiere in Madrid in 1989.