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Dark Habits (1983)
"Entre tinieblas" (original title)

 |  Comedy, Drama  |  10 March 1983 (Spain)
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A nightclub singer seeks refuge with gay nuns on dope in a Madrid convent.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Cristina Sánchez Pascual ...
Yolanda (as Cristina S. Pascual)
Will More ...
Jorge (as Willmore)
...
Lina
Miguel Zúñiga ...
Madero (as Miguel Zuñiga)
Julieta Serrano ...
Superiora
...
Sor Estiércol
Mary Carrillo ...
Marquesa (as Mari Carrillo)
...
Sor Perdida
Lina Canalejas ...
Sor Víbora
Manuel Zarzo ...
Capellán
Chus Lampreave ...
Sor Rata
Marisa Tejada ...
Lola
Eva Siva ...
Antonia
...
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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10 March 1983 (Spain)  »

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ESP 259,429 (Spain)
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Trivia

Alicia Hermida was offered the role of Sor Rata de Callejón, but her schedule didn't allowed her to do it. When Pedro Almodóvar knew this, he gave the part to Chus Lampreave, who previously had a smaller role. 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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References My Fair Lady (1964) See more »

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Encadenados
Written by Carlos Arturo Bris
Performed by Lucho Gatica
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Nuns on smack.
9 May 2010 | by (Saint Paul, MN) – See all my reviews

What else do you need to know? Honestly, this isn't Almodovar's best work. In fact, it's pretty sloppy story-wise. But I enjoyed the heck out of it. Cristina Sanchez Pascual plays a heroin-addicted singer who hides out in a convent after her boyfriend overdoses. The nuns there are, shall we say, a little quirky in that they are mostly on drugs (heroin, cocaine, acid - but not pot; at one point a nun says "you know I don't do soft drugs"). Also, one's a lesbian and another writes lurid romance novels and together they have raised a pet tiger. They all have names like Sister Snake and Sister Rat, because the humiliation is sacred. There's really no compelling reason the nuns are on drugs. It's just kind of a shocking, humorous detail. I think Bunuel would have loved it, though the film itself isn't particularly blasphemous. It doesn't view the nuns or Catholicism cynically. It just exists in its own, weird Almodovar universe. The plot is not very strong, so the whole thing just kind of fizzles, but it's entertaining. Carmen Maura plays one of the nuns, but she's not an extremely important character. On the Region 1 DVD, though, she graces the cover.


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