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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
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 »
The "Salí porque salí" song is obviously not sung by Yolanda nor the backing vocalists. See more »
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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