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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)

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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 Elia Galera
José Manuel Lorenzo 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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Country:

Spain | France | Italy | Mexico

Language:

Spanish | English | French | Latin | Portuguese

Release Date:

30 November 2001 (Spain) See more »

Also Known As:

No News from God See more »

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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 Digital (Dolby 5.1)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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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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Features Goodfellas (1990) See more »

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I Want to Be Evil
Written by Raymond Taylor and Lester Judson
Performed by Victoria Abril
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User Reviews

 
Kung Cruz Fighting
30 August 2003 | by ferguson-6See all my reviews

Greetings again from the darkness. Although this is a very watchable film with some nice acting, it could have been so much more. I am not familiar with the history of this film and why it is shown to be released in 2001 and only now hitting the theatres in Dallas. Basically, Penelope Cruz and Victoria Abril are two angles sent from opposite teams, if you know what I mean, to compete for the soul of Manny. My biggest problem with the story is that we never give a hoot about Manny and his boxing or his wife abuse or his extortion. He is not a likable guy, or even really a dislikable guy. So this leaves us to decide between the two teams and their angels. Cruz is wonderful as the (quite manly) angel from hell. Her mannerisms are right on and make her character someone we want to know more about. Her adversary, Lola, played by Victoria Abril, is much less defined and somewhat boring for most of the movie. The interesting premise, although never really explained, is that Manny's soul is a crucial one for heaven, which faces bankruptcy and possibly even a liquidation sale. Much more could have been done with this. Writer/Director Agustin Diaz Yanis may have potential, but did very little to make this one work. The other performance that jumps off the screen comes from Gael Garcia Bernal, who is on quite the roll with the recent "Crimes of Father Amaro" and "Y Tu Mama Tambien". He is electric on the screen. Definitely worth seeing, but a bit frustrating with the missed opportunities.


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