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No News from God (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.

Director:

Agustín Díaz Yanes (as Agustin Diaz Yanes)

Writer:

Agustín Díaz Yanes (as Agustin Diaz Yanes)
4 wins & 18 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Penélope Cruz ... Carmen Ramos (as Penelope Cruz)
Victoria Abril ... Lola Nevado
Jero García Jero García ... (as Jeronimo Garcia)
Gerardo Giacinti Gerardo Giacinti
Montse G. Romeu Montse G. Romeu ... Cajera Embarazada (as Montse Garcia Romeu)
Paz Gómez Paz Gómez ... Cajera Joven (as Paz Gomez)
Mercedes Arbizu Mercedes Arbizu ... Cajera 1
Vicenta N'Dongo ... Cajera 2 (as Vicenta NDongo)
Elia Galera
José Manuel Lorenzo ... (as Jose Manuel Lorenzo)
Joserra Cadiñanos Joserra Cadiñanos ... (as Jose Ramon Cadiñanos)
Teresa Arbolí Teresa Arbolí ... (as Teresa Arboli)
Yohana Cobo ... (as Yohanna Cobo)
Fernando Millán Fernando Millán ... (as Fernando Millan)
Cristina Lumbreras Cristina Lumbreras
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Storyline

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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Taglines:

Heaven and hell are on Earth, and they're wearing heels. See more »

Genres:

Crime | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

Penélope Cruz is working alongside Victoria Abril, whose performance in "Tie me up, Tie me down" inspired Cruz to take up acting in the first place. 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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Connections

Features Goodfellas (1990) See more »

Soundtracks

Kung Fu Fighting 2001
Written by Carl Douglas
Performed by Carlos Jean vs. Malabar
Produced by Carlos Jean
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Funny, Ironical and Charming – One of the Most Original Comedies I Have Ever Seen
7 March 2006 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

When the leaders of Heaven and Hell, Marina D'Angelo (Fanny Ardant) and Davenport (Gael García Bernal) respectively, decide to fight for the soul of the decadent boxer Manny (Demián Bichir), they send their best agents to Earth. The singer Lola Nevado (Victoria Abril) from Heaven and the former gangster Carmen Ramos (Penélope Cruz) from Hell are assigned to get his soul, and they have a tough dispute to accomplish their mission.

"Sin Noticias de Dios" is one of most original comedies I have ever seen. The story is very funny, ironical and charming, with splendid lines and dialogs in the screenplay. The direction is very precise; the wonderful cast, with a very charming and sexy Penélope Cruz; a stunning (as usual) Victoria Abril singing in a perfect Portuguese; an elegant and classy Fanny Ardant; and a very funny Gael García Bernal, has also the participation of Demián Bichir (from "Sexo Pudor Y Lágrimas", "Santitos" and "In the Time of the Butterflies"), Elsa Pataky (from "Beyond Re-Animator" and "Romasanta") and an uncredited last scene with Javier Bardem. The vision of Heaven as Paris, Hell as an American prison (could be a South-American one – certainly they are worse) and the Hell's administrator as an American president in his car with his body-guards are absolutely hilarious. Victoria Abril singing "I'm Evil" and Penélope Cruz dancing an extremely sexy dance are delightful. I highly recommend this movie, which has two (2) wins and seventeen (17) nominations of festivals, for those viewers that like a refreshing and very different comedy. My vote is eight.

Title (Brazil): "Sem Notícias de Deus" ("Without News From God")


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Country:

Spain | France | Italy | Mexico

Language:

Spanish | English | French | Latin | Portuguese

Release Date:

30 November 2001 (Spain) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

ESP1,200,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$15,271, 24 August 2003

Gross USA:

$77,858

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$3,340,382
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital (Dolby 5.1)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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