Women On The Verge Of A Nervous Breakdown Subti... VERIFIED
The actual Spanish title refers to an ataque de nervios (attack of the nerves), which is not actually well translated as "nervous breakdown" (crisis nerviosa). Ataques de nervios are culture-bound psychological phenomena during which the individual, most often female, displays dramatic outpouring of negative emotions, bodily gestures, occasional falling to the ground, and fainting, often in response to receiving disturbing news or witnessing or participating in an upsetting event. Historically, this condition has been associated with hysteria and more recently in the scientific literature with post-traumatic stress and panic attacks.
Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown subti...
This black comedy-drama features a lot of antics and whacky parts, with a story that becomes dizzyingly difficult to follow sometimes, but the irreverent humor makes up for it superbly. The small flat of pregnant actress Pepa Marcos is the primary setpiece for this kind of confusing tale where people accidentally drink spiked gazpacho, fugitives from justice hide, people engage in extra-marital sex, relationships rise up and fall apart, and ultimately women suffer from nervous breakdowns. 041b061a72