The story of two sexual predators and murderers, united in life by a passion for bull fights and in death by their passion for each other, is brought to the screen with characteristic panache by Almodóvar. Assumpta Serna and Nacho Martínez are the romantically involved necrophiliacs in question. Meanwhile, the story of Ángel (Banderas), a young man driven insane by his strict religious upbringing, intersects with theirs.
• Introduction By José Arroyo
• Extract from Almodóvar on Almodóvar (Faber and Faber)