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  (in credits order)

Victoria Abril ... Lola Nevado

Penélope Cruz ... Carmen Ramos

Demián Bichir ... Manny (as Demian Bichir)

Fanny Ardant ... Marina D'Angelo

Juan Echanove ... Supermarket manager

Gael García Bernal ... Davenport

Emilio Gutiérrez Caba ... Police chief

Cristina Marcos ... Police officer

Gemma Jones ... Nancy

Bruno Bichir ... Eduardo

Elena Anaya ... Pili

Peter McDonald ... Henry
Alicia Sánchez ... Checkout girl

Luis Tosar ... Police officer

Elsa Pataky ... Waitress in Hell
Ángel Alcázar ... Encargado supermercado
Paz Gómez ... Cajera Joven
Mercedes Arbizu ... Cajera 1

Vicenta N'Dongo ... Cajera
Montse G. Romeu ... Cajera Embarazada (as Monste García Romeu)
Peter Yapp ... Hombre Infierno
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Juan Carlos Martínez Antuña ... Armand
Teresa Arbolí
Perry Blanks
Joserra Cadiñanos (as José Ramon Cadiñanos)

Lia Chapman
Yohana Cobo
Lyanne Collier
César Comas
Juan Ignacio Durán
John Franklyn-Robbins
Elia Galera
Jero García
Gerardo Giacinti
Donovan Libring ... Lawyer
José Manuel Lorenzo
Cristina Lumbreras
Charlie Lázaro ... Policía 2, Sec. 104
Fernando Millán
Pablo Olewski (as Pablo Olewsky)
Marta Perez Cano
Arturo Venegas

Javier Bardem ... Tony Graco (uncredited)

Pilar Bardem ... Manny's mother (in a photo) (uncredited)

Directed by
Agustín Díaz Yanes 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Agustín Díaz Yanes 

Produced by
Mariela Besuievsky .... associate producer
Eduardo Campoy .... producer
Thierry Forte .... co-producer
Mercedes Gamero .... associate producer
Edmundo Gil .... executive producer (as Edmundo Gil Casas)
Edmundo Gil .... producer (as Edmundo Gil Casas)
Gerardo Herrero .... producer
José Manuel Lorenzo .... associate producer
Fernando Martín Sanz .... associate producer
Paloma Molina .... line producer
Andrea Occhipinti .... co-producer
Tadeo Villalba hijo .... associate producer
Original Music by
Bernardo Bonezzi 
Cinematography by
Paco Femenia 
Film Editing by
José Salcedo 
Casting by
Beatriz Sequeira  (as Béatriz Sequeira)
Production Design by
Javier Fernández 
Costume Design by
Sonia Grande 
Makeup Department
Montse Damas .... additional crowd makeup
Manolo García .... hair stylist
Whitney James .... makeup designer
Ana Lozano .... makeup designer
Antonio Panizza .... hair stylist
Mamen Peña .... assistant hair stylist
Pilar Ureña .... assistant makeup artist
Production Management
Ariel Alcalde .... assistant production manager
Angélica Huete .... production manager
Claire Langmann .... assistant production manager
Myriam Marin-Celibert .... production manager: France
Paloma Molina .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Richard Diment .... second assistant director
Juan Jiménez .... second assistant director
Charlie Lázaro .... assistant director
Art Department
Gonzalo Ansó .... props
Abraham Arias .... assistant art director
Paco Calonge .... property master
Raúl Fernández .... props
Javier Mampaso .... assistant decorator
David Muñoz .... props
Nacho Ordás .... storyboard artist
Sound Department
Nacho Arenas .... assistant sound editor
José Antonio Bermúdez .... sound re-recording mixer
Álex F. Capilla .... assistant sound editor
Diego Garrido .... sound mixer
Patrick Ghislain .... foley mixer
Pelayo Gutiérrez .... sound editor
Fabio Huete .... boom operator
Iván Mayoral .... adr recordist
Julien Naudin .... foley artist
Antonio Rodríguez 'Mármol' .... sound mixer
Nacho Royo-Villanova .... sound editor
Ricardo Viñas .... dolby sound consultant
Special Effects by
Carlos Martín .... special effects
Pedro Moreno .... special effects
Visual Effects by
Nacho Cepero .... digital compositor
Rafa Solorzano .... digital effects (as Rafael Solorzano)
Juan Tomicic .... digital effects
Carlos Trijueque .... digital compositor
Silvia Carballo .... stunts
Ignacio Carreño .... stunt coordinator
César Martínez .... stunts
Eduardo Moratilla .... stunt performer
Veronica Perona .... stunt double
Enrique Plata .... stunts
Juan José Rodríguez .... stunts
César Solar .... stunts
Vanesa Uguina .... stunt double
Camera and Electrical Department
Fabrice Anut .... key grip
Jorge Barros .... electrician
Maurice Bricler .... grip
Carlos Carcas .... second assistant camera
Charles Carpentier .... electrician
Rafael García Martos .... gaffer
Laurent Héritier .... gaffer
Ígor Iglesias .... video assist
Teresa Isasi .... still photographer
Valentin Monge .... Steadicam operator
Jaime Rebato .... assistant camera
Luis Alfonso Robles .... grip (as Alfonso Robles)
Edmundo Sanz .... key grip
Anselmo Villalba .... grip
Casting Department
Marta Velázquez .... casting coordinator
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Paco Delgado .... assistant costumer
Carmen Mateos .... wardrobe
Pepe Reyes .... assistant costumer
Victoria Velázquez .... wardrobe
Editorial Department
Patricia Martínez .... assistant editor
Rosa Ortiz .... assistant editor (as Rosa María Ortiz)
Other crew
María Alberich .... production secretary
Javier Bellot .... publicist
Fabio Diéguez .... animal trainer coordinator
Elena Gil Nagel .... script supervisor
Mimi Godard .... production coordinator
Blanca Li .... choreographer
Raquel Martín .... production assistant
Javier Rubio .... production assistant
Diego Sabanés .... production assistant
Cristina San Cayo .... production coordinator
François Vila .... press agent

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Sin noticias de Dios" - Spain (original title)
"Bendito Infierno (Don't Tempt Me)" - USA (DVD title)
"No News from God" - USA
"Welcome! Heaven" - Japan (English title)
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Rated R for language, some violence and sexual content
Brazil:95 min | Colombia:112 min | USA:112 min
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Dolby Digital (Dolby 5.1)

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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5 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
When Heaven and Hell Have A Fight Over A Fallen Boxer, 1 February 2012
Author: Chrysanthepop from Fraggle Rock

Agustín Díaz Yanes's mesmerizing, quirky and funny 'Sin Noticias de Dios' is a refreshing take on heave and hell on earth. With an original and amusing premise and strong writing, it is a fun ride all the way. I haven't seen anything like it. The humour is a good mix of quirkiness, dryness and sarcasm that works on multiple levels. It's funny how a black and white 50's French setting is chosen to depict heaven while a dirty (perhaps South American prison) setting is chosen to portray hell. Similarly language selection is interesting as French is spoken in heaven, English is spoken in hell and Spanish on Earth.

Heaven is shown as a very romantic, classy and glamorous place to be at (a bit like the romanticized image one sees in classic French films) while hell is quite the opposite. Fanny Ardant and Gemma Jones play the leaders of the respective places (and they're both terrific). Their character recruit Carmen and Lola to conquer fallen boxer Manny's soul. Of course battle ensues when the two recruits come face to face but not the way you think.

Yanes assembles a n enviable cast that includes Penelope Cruz, Victoroia Abril, Gemma Jones, Gael Garcia Bernal, Elena Anaya, Elsa Pataky, Fanny Ardant, Demián Bichir, Cristina Marcos, Peter McDonald, Luis Tosar and more. All the actors do a great job. Abril sure is stunning and she sure can sing. Her rendition of 'I Want To Be Evil' is a must-see. Penelope Cruz has a tricky role and she does full justice to it. She is sexy, spunky, streetsmart and not to be messed with but at the same time she's just 'like one of the guys'. Saying more would be revealing too much.

On the technical side, it's a very well made film. Colour is used very effectively. The cinematography is first rate. I especially enjoyed the long single shots. And of course, the soundtrack is magic.

'Sin Noticias de Dios' is one of a kind. I'm surprised it's received so little recognition but it's a thrill ride all the way.

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