Release year: 2008
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Almodovar's first film is a slice of life in Madrid during the punk era and not one for the squeamish. While playing with her Superman card in her apartment, Pepi (Carmen Maura) is visited by her neighbor and dirty policeman, who saw her vases with a plantation of marijuana on the window. He rapes her and she is not arrested. Pepi plots revenge and calls her punk friends who mistakenly beat up the policeman's twin brother. Pepi introduces her punk singer friend Bom (Alaska) to the policeman's masochistic wife Lucinda (Luciana). When Bom urinates on her face, Lucinda falls in love with Bom and dumps her husband. Bom was played by Spanish pop star, Alaska, when she was the teenage queen of Madrid's punk scene. Great performances by Alaska y Los Pegamoides in their beginning stage.