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Don't Tempt Me (2001)

Sin noticias de Dios (original title)
Two angels, one from the heaven and one from the hell, come to earth to save the soul of a boxer.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Manny (as Demian Bichir)
Supermarket manager
Police chief
Police officer
Gemma Jones ...
Alicia Sánchez ...
Checkout girl
Police officer
Waitress in Hell


A boxer named Manny, battling a potentially life-threatening brain injury, finds his soul to be the object of a metaphysical fight. Two different supernatural agents are sent to win over his soul to their side: one is an angel from a curious version of Heaven, that looks just like a beatific Paris, and in it everyone speaks French; and the other agent is a waitress from Hell, sent to seduce him to spend his eternity in a red-tinted prison where everyone speaks English. Written by Sujit R. Varma

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Plot Keywords:

soul | heaven | hell | boxer | fight | See All (131) »


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Crime | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language, some violence and sexual content | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

30 November 2001 (Spain)  »

Also Known As:

Bendito Infierno (Don't Tempt Me)  »

Box Office


ESP 1,200,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$15,271 (USA) (22 August 2003)


$77,281 (USA) (14 November 2003)

Company Credits

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

(Dolby 5.1)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


The photo Lola (Victoria Abril) puts into the album shows the mother of Manny. The woman in this photo is the actress Pilar Bardem. See more »


[first lines]
Carmen Ramos: History vindicates us, and you know it.
Lola Nevado: History vindicates no one. History's a deaf man answering questions he wasn't asked.
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User Reviews

Utterly Irresistible
28 February 2003 | by (Atlanta, GA) – See all my reviews

I just saw this movie at the Miami Film Festival and I can't recommend it enough. It has an original premise, great characters portrayed by strong actors, a good script and a refreshingly creative way of telling the story. The story centers on the at times friendly competition between heaven and hell for the soul of a boxer (Demian Bichir)who's really not worth saving. Heaven sends an angel (Victoria Abril) and hell sends a waitress/dark angel (Penélope Cruz) to persuade him. Heaven is portrayed as a black-and-white 1950s Paris and hell looks an awful lot like America but sounds a lot like Britain. One of the most creative aspects of this film is the use of language. When the story is taking place in Heaven, French is spoken. In hell it's English and in the real world it's Spanish. The use of language is much more than aesthetics, it is definitely a commentary. The actors flow from one language to another with grace. Speaking of the actors, Abril is absolutely exciting as she brings natural old-fashioned glamour back to the screen and Cruz is simply brilliant in this film. Other performances by Gael Garcia Bernal as the CEO of hell and Cristina Marcos as a rogue cop are outstanding. Really, see it for yourself...you'll be so happy you did.

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