As its title suggests, Pedro Almodóvar’s erotic thriller is both playful and more than a little elicit.
Fresh out of a psychiatric institution, young Ricki (Antonio Banderas) wants a normal life: a wife, a family and a job. And he has a plan: he will kidnap B-movie star Marina (Victoria Abril) and make her fall in love with him. Despite the rocky beginning, the two edge towards a relationship based on obsession and pleasure.
A wildly erotic parody of heterosexual marriage, disguised as a Stockholm syndrome comedy that could only have been made by Almodóvar, ‘Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down!’ was the perfect follow-up to the wildly successful ‘Women on the Verge of A Nervous Breakdown’. Both films were even shot on the same apartment set.