Gloria is a cleaning lady who works all day long and lives in a tiny flat with her husband, her mother in law, two sons and a lizard. Her life is miserable but she is ready to try to change it... Almodóvar turns here towards drama - portraying a dysfunctional family in peripheral Madrid, with the help of a superb performance from Carmen Maura - without wholly renouncing his comic inclinations.
Dir Pedro Almodóvar
with Carmen Maura, Verónica Forqué, Chus Lampreave, Kiti Manver, Cecilia Roth, Angel de Andrés López
Spain 1984 | 101min