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Don't Tempt Me (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.

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(as Agustin Diaz Yanes)

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(as Agustin Diaz Yanes)

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Cast

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

30 November 2001 (Spain)  »

Also Known As:

Bendito Infierno (Don't Tempt Me)  »

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Box Office

Budget:

ESP 1,200,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

€43,075 (Italy), 8 September 2002, Limited Release

Opening Weekend USA:

$15,271, 24 August 2003, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$77,281, 16 November 2003
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

(Dolby 5.1)

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2.35 : 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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Connections

Features Goodfellas (1990) See more »

Soundtracks

I Want to Be Evil
Written by Raymond Taylor and Lester Judson
Performed by Victoria Abril
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Enjoyable film, comic use of languages
24 June 2002 | by See all my reviews

This is quite an enjoyable comedy, tough it probably is not for all cultures. The idea of an outdated, black & white French Heaven and an English speaking hell run by Brits with a sick sense of humor and a corrupt Mexican manager with a Swiss passport is brilliant. The use of Latin as the lingua franca between devils and saints is absolutely comic. Even if the screenplay has some loopholes and flaws, the dialogue was hilarious; the acting, in most cases, very good, and it has some unforgettable characters: like the the corrupt woman cop, capable of punching the devil himself.


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