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Pepi, Luci, Bom and Other Girls Like Mom (1980)
"Pepi, Luci, Bom y otras chicas del montón" (original title)

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Pepi is raped by the policeman who catches her growing marijuana in her apartment. She seeks revenge by getting his masochist wife to leave him.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Pepi
Félix Rotaeta ...
El policía / Su hermano gemelo
Alaska ...
Bom
Eva Siva ...
Luci (Luciana)
Concha Grégori ...
Charito, la vecina de Luci
Kiti Mánver ...
La chica que es modelo y cantante pero no una puta (as Kiti Manver)
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Chica del anuncio 'Bragas Ponte'
Julieta Serrano ...
Mujer vestida como Escarlata O'Hara
Cristina Sánchez Pascual ...
Mujer barbuda
José Luis Aguirre
Carlos Tristancho ...
Toni
Eusebio Lázaro ...
Representante
Fabio McNamara ...
Roxy
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Nuria (as Assumpta Rodes)
Blanca Sánchez
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Almodovar's first film of life in Madrid during the punk era and not one for the squeamish. He covers everything from drugs and sexual violence, to female masochism. Written by Stuart Jackson <sjackson@yarrow.wt.com.au>

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punk | revenge | sexual violence | rape | drugs | See more »

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27 October 1980 (Spain)  »

Also Known As:

Pepi, Luci, Bom  »

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ESP 45,183,575 (Spain)
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1.66 : 1
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Trivia

Regarding 'Bragas Ponte': Bragas is the Spanish word for panties. See more »

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Referenced in Hongos (1999) See more »

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Do the Swim
(uncredited)
Performed by Nell Campbell
Played over the opening credits
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Twisted comedy from Almodovar.

Pepi, Luci and Bom (1980) is a twisted sexually perverse comedy from Pedro Almodovar. The story revolves around three working class women living in Madrid, Spain. Carmen Maura (an Almodovar regular) is the star of this very low budget film. A meek house wife is slowly seduced by her lesbian next door neighbor ( part of a plot to get revenge on her abusive husband) is one of the many strange events that occur in this farce.

The seduction techniques are very "unique" and creative to say the least. The director flows the exploits of the three friends as they hang out in the emerging seedy underground of Spain.

A n interesting movie from rising film-maker Pedro Almodovar. You also get a first hand look at life after the dictatorial reign of one Franco. A lot of sexual repression and tension was released in the streets after he left power. How much can the average viewer take? Well since this is an Almodovar film, it's only for die-hard fans or if you like some of John Waters earlier work. Others stay, don't say I didn't warn you.

Recommended for viewers of esoteric foreign films.

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