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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.

Director:

Pedro Almodóvar (as Pedro Almodovar)

Writer:

Pedro Almodóvar (as Pedro Almodovar)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Cristina Sánchez Pascual ... Yolanda (as Cristina S. Pascual)
Will More Will More ... Jorge (as Willmore)
Laura Cepeda ... Lina
Miguel Zúñiga Miguel Zúñiga ... Madero (as Miguel Zuñiga)
Julieta Serrano ... Superiora
Marisa Paredes ... Sor Estiércol
Mary Carrillo ... Marquesa (as Mari Carrillo)
Carmen Maura ... Sor Perdida
Lina Canalejas ... Sor Víbora
Manuel Zarzo ... Capellán
Chus Lampreave ... Sor Rata
Marisa Tejada Marisa Tejada ... Lola
Eva Siva Eva Siva ... Antonia
Cecilia Roth ... Merche
Rubén Tobías Rubén Tobías ... Policía (as Ruben Tobias)
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Storyline

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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Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Country:

Spain

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

10 March 1983 (Spain) See more »

Also Known As:

Dark Habits See more »

Filming Locations:

Madrid, Spain

Company Credits

Production Co:

Tesauro S.A. See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (DVD)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

Alicia Hermida was offered the role of Sor Rata de Callejón, but her schedule didn't allow her to do it. Once 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

Sor Rata de Callejón: Are you going out?
Abbess Julia: Yes, I have to pay a visit.
Sor Rata de Callejón: Where to?
Abbess Julia: I'm going to blackmail the Marquise.
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Connections

References My Fair Lady (1964) See more »

Soundtracks

Dime
Written by Morris Albert
Arranged by Miguel Morales
Performed by Sol Pilas
Edited by Ediciones Quiroga Barcelona (España)
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it's all about trust
14 March 2000 | by bjogaSee all my reviews

Unfortunately it has been taking a wrong interpretation in the comments in this site. It's like "Via Lactea" from the top director Bunuel. The surrealistc way that Almodovar treats the nuns is like a "tapa na cara" of the catholic church... It's a film about trust, about perseverance. Like somebody saying: "You don't have to be afraid, nobody have the power to judge you, the intolerance is the home of the unfortune". The drugs trip of Marisa Paredes trip is similar Peter Fonda's trip in the Roger Corman's "The Trip"(1972 ?). Carmen Maura and her Tiger are lovely (I love that bongo!!!) "Dark Habits" (Maus Habitos, here in Brasil) is a very very good film.Oh, I was forgetting Chus Lampreave doing the erotic writer (like Marisa Paredes in "Flower of My Secret"), I think she is just GREAT !!!! ENJOY IT !!! DON'T BE AFRAID !!! (Excuses for my mistakes .... and if someone want to discuss, write me a e-mail)


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