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Pepi, Luci, Bom y otras chicas del montón (1980)

Not Rated | | Comedy | 27 October 1980 (Spain)
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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El policía / Su hermano gemelo
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Bom
Eva Siva ...
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Charito, la vecina de Luci
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La chica que es modelo y cantante pero no una puta (as Kiti Manver)
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Chica del anuncio 'Bragas Ponte'
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Mujer vestida como Escarlata O'Hara
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Mujer barbuda
José Luis Aguirre
Carlos Tristancho ...
Toni
Eusebio Lázaro ...
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Roxy
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Nuria (as Assumpta Rodes)
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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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Regarding 'Bragas Ponte': Bragas is the Spanish word for panties. See more »

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Hilarious and irreverent, one of Almodóvar's best
7 February 2010 | by See all my reviews

Actually this is my favorite Almodóvar film because he wasn't trying to please or appease anyone with this movie, he just says what he wants to say and does it in a very original and (at the time) provocative way. A bit dated now but still a brilliant deconstruction of Spanish culture with zany characters taken straight out of a John Waters movie. It's also the only one of his movies where Almodóvar (looking VERY young) makes an appearance himself (as the judge of a penis size competition no less).

Considering that this movie was made in less than a week with a budget of around $5,000, it's actually quite well done. The cinematography is probably the weak point but the story is great and the characters a parody of everything good and bad about Spain in the 80's. It is full of in-your-face-irreverent kind of humor as well as great little cultural bits and references that only native Spanish speakers or people familiar with Spanish culture will get. One of my favorites is the song "Murciana Marrana" that Alaska and her punk rock band sing as an ode to her new found lesbian lover and repressed house wife - hilarious lyrics and pure 80s punk rock at its best. The movie itself is really genius and despite some technical shortcomings, it's a real gem.


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