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Dark Habits (1983)

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Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama | 10 March 1983 (Spain)
A nightclub singer seeks refuge with gay nuns on dope in a Madrid convent.

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(as Pedro Almodovar)

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(as Pedro Almodovar)
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Yolanda (as Cristina S. Pascual)
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Jorge (as Willmore)
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Lina
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Marquesa (as Mari Carrillo)
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Marisa Tejada ...
Lola
Eva Siva ...
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Merche
Rubén Tobías ...
Policía (as Ruben Tobias)
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Yolanda sings in a seedy nightclub. When her boyfriend dies of an overdose, she fears the police and seeks refuge in a convent that saves women from the streets. These off-beat nuns include a heroin using abbess who loves Yolanda, one who writes romance novels under a pseudonym, another raising a tiger in the convent yard, and one who designs fabulous fashions and is in love with the local priest. They plan an evening extravaganza starring Yolanda to celebrate the abbess's birthday and to convince their wealthy patron not to abandon them. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Trivia

Pedro Almodóvar's first film to have a proper producer and be made for a proper film company, rather than be made on the hoof like his previous projects. Almodóvar has since distanced himself from the film as he felt that he had to bow to commercial considerations. See more »

Goofs

The "Salí porque salí" song is obviously not sung by Yolanda nor the backing vocalists. See more »

Quotes

Antonia: It's too late to change; your place is here. And where could you go? You're 48 years old.
Sor Rata de Callejón: I beg your pardon, but I'm only 47!
Antonia: [as her sister brushes away the plant by her face] Move over a bit! The plant keeps hitting you in the mustache!
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Connections

References My Fair Lady (1964) See more »

Soundtracks

Suck It to Me
Written by Pedro Almodóvar (as P. Almodovar), Fabio McNamara (as F. McNamara) & Bernardo Bonezzi (as B. Bonezzi)
Performed by Pedro Almodóvar & Fabio McNamara (as Almodóvar & McNamara)
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very funny, very almodovar
25 October 2004 | by See all my reviews

Maybe you have to speak Spanish to understand the lines of this crazy nuns. Almodovar's fans will love this movie, it's very Almodovar. the end is kind of strange but like someone said "is more important the trip than to get there". The nuns of Dark Habits use drugs, write lurid pulp novels, design high-fashion habits, and keep a tiger in their courtyard. Yolanda (Cristina Sanchez Pascual) gets caught up in the head nun's scheme to regain the patronage of a wealthy noblewoman,the end is kind of strange but like someone said "ïs more important the trip than to get there".it offers its own charms and comic delights I give a 7 out of 10 but I really enjoy it.


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