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Release Date:
30 November 2001 (Spain) See more »
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Tagline:
Heaven and hell are on Earth, and they're wearing heels. See more »
Plot:
Two angels, one from the heaven and one from the hell, come to earth to save the soul of a boxer. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
3 wins & 18 nominations See more »
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"Don't Tempt Me"- a hilarious comedy of morals and comment on modern life See more (35 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Victoria Abril ... Lola Nevado

Penélope Cruz ... Carmen Ramos

Demian Bichir ... Manny

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)
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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
 
Stunts
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
Igor 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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MPAA:
Rated R for language, some violence and sexual content
Runtime:
Brazil:95 min | Colombia:112 min | USA:112 min
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Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Dolby Digital (Dolby 5.1)

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Trivia:
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 »
Quotes:
[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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Movie Connections:
Features Goodfellas (1990)See more »

FAQ

What languages are spoken in this film. What is the main language?
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12 out of 14 people found the following review useful.
"Don't Tempt Me"- a hilarious comedy of morals and comment on modern life, 9 November 2002
Author: LesHalles from Los Angeles

This was one of the most enjoyable film experiences I have had this year. I saw the film at the AFI festival in Los Angeles; it is going to be released in the US in April under the title "Don't Tempt Me."

Cruz (devil) and Abril (angel) are cast against type and it works very well, Cruz giving one of her best performances. Bernal is also memorable as a very likeable devil, and Birchir is completely convincing as the frustrated boxer whose soul hangs in the balance.

The film starts out with an amazing bit of philosophical exposition, a shock for anyone who is used to watching Hollywood fare. You can't imagine dialogue like this is a Hollywood film; yet it is funny, captivating, brilliant. The humor in the film is, by American standards, sophisticated and intelligent; yet the film is full of sexual imagery and violence (nothing extreme but energizing to the story) and is highly accessible. It should appeal to a fairly wide audience, especially since there are so many Spanish speakers in the US.

It's a superb and entertaining morality play, with the action, drama and comedy tightly interwoven; with a political subtext that itself is the driving force behind the film.

Hell is portrayed as an English speaking corporation in the American style (although staffed with Europeans), and Heaven mostly takes place in a French-speaking Parisian nightclub. The Earth scenes are in Spain, and the meetings between angels and devils in Latin. This all works very well and the subtitles are easy to follow.

The soundtrack begins with a Dylan song I hadn't heard before, too.

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