Antonio Banderas' career got off to a flying start. Following an appearance in Pestañas Postizas, he starred in the first of many collaborations with acclaimed Spanish auteur Pedro Almodóvar.
Laberinto De Pasiones (Labyrinth Of Passion) was Almodóvar's second feature, and it comes loaded with staples (sexuality, flamboyant characters, crazy plotting) that would define his work. Banderas plays a gay Islamic terrorist caught in an affair with an emperor's son. Spanish Machismo? This is high on camp, even by Pedro's standards.