Duerme, Duerme Mi Amor (1974)

Genres - Comedy Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Black Comedy, Melodrama  |   Run Time - 89 min.  |   Countries - Spain  |  
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With a fairly repugnant basic premise, this Spanish comedy rollicks along to its melodramatic conclusion. In the story, a man who is married to an irritating and over-excited woman, decides that rather than either divorcing her or, possibly, killing her, he will simply feed her enough tranquilizers to keep her out of action most of the time. His reasons for this course of action are shown on the rare occasions when his wife is awake. The beleaguered husband seeks comfort in the arms of a nearby widow, and attempts to deal with his rich mother-in-law's wild "what the heck, I'm going to die soon anyway" hedonistic abandon.

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desperation, family-embarrassment, husband, love-triangle, murder