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¡Átame! Posted by on Feb 26, 2009 in Spanish Culture

Antonio Banderas. You may not know this but this Málaga-born Spaniard heartthrob has more than 60 movies under his belt and is highly respected in the movie industry. Banderas started acting at the age of 19 with a series of movies by highly acclaimed Spanish director Pedro Almodóvar. His first American movie was The Mambo Kings and he also had a supporting role in the Oscar-winning 1993 film, Philadelphia. One of his first movies in Spanish, ¡Átame! (Tie me up, Tie me Down!), Banderas plays Ricky, a character who, after being discharged from a mental hospital, wishes to meet again a drug-addicted porn star, played by Victoria Abril, with whom he had an affair in the past. Smitten by the girl, he kidnaps her and ties her down to her bed, and will only let her go when she learns how to love him. It is one of Pedro Almodóvar’s most controversial movies. Has anybody watched this movie? Post a comment with your impressions.

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English / Spanish teacher and translator for over 20 years. I have been blogging since 2007 and I am also a professional singer in my spare time.