This is the film that launched Antonio Banderas to the rest of the world, his biggest hit at the time with Almodovar, and a worthy film to do such a job. Banderas plays a lonely man released from an institution, with one thing on his mind, to ‘rescue’ Victoria Abril’s character (an ex porn star, now film star) and protect her for life, a promise he made her when they slept together 1 night. As she doesn’t remember him, he has to kidnap her so that she will finally remember and love him. This film is typical Almodovar from this period, shocking, fabulous and hilarious and one of his best. When Abril finally remembers Banderas, it is hysterical.
The extra; finally on an Almodovar film we get extras, in this case a half hour interview recorded in 2002 with the director and Banderas, which is very funny and shows that both men are very charming and down to earth, and well worth watching.