Director: Iván Zulueta Run Time: 110 min. Format: 35mm Film Release Year: 1980 Language: Spanish
Starring: Cecilia Roth, Eusebio Poncela, Helena Fernán Gómez, Marta Fernández Muro, Will More
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Horror movie director José is adrift in a sea of doubt and drugs. As his belated second feature nears completion, his reclusive bubble is popped by two events: the sudden reappearance of an ex-girlfriend and a package from past acquaintance Pedro: a reel of Super-8 film, an audiotape, and a door key. From there, the boundaries of time, space, and sexuality are erased as José is sucked into Pedro’s vampiric orbit. Together, they attempt the ultimate hallucinogenic catharsis through a moebius strip of filming and being filmed.
ARREBATO’s dimension-shattering blend of heroin, sex, and Super-8 is the final word on cinemania. This towering feat of counterculture – the final feature of cult filmmaker and movie poster designer Iván Zulueta – is paradoxically both a film beyond genre and Pedro Almodóvar’s favorite horror film! – Altered Innocence Films
“An absolute modern classic.” – Pedro Almodóvar
“A vampire story without vampires… a masterpiece.” – Screen Slate
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