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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

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Carmen Ramos (as Penelope Cruz)
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Jero García ...
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Gerardo Giacinti
Montse G. Romeu ...
Cajera Embarazada (as Montse Garcia Romeu)
Paz Gómez ...
Cajera Joven (as Paz Gomez)
Mercedes Arbizu ...
Cajera 1
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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)
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(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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soul | heaven | hell | boxer | fight | See All (131) »

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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)  »

Box Office

Budget:

ESP 1,200,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$15,271 (USA) (22 August 2003)

Gross:

$77,281 (USA) (14 November 2003)
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Technical Specs

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(Dolby 5.1)

Aspect Ratio:

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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Rags to Riches
Written by Richard Adler and Jerry Ross
Performed by Tony Bennett
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Cruz and Abril are out of this world!
14 May 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Needing a bit of comedy after the Danish film, Craig, I turn to the ever luscious Penelope Cruz who, along with Victoria Abril, are sure to delight.

To say that Cruz is hot is putting it mildly, as she plays an inhabitant of Hell who is sent to Earth to grab the soul of a losing, debt-ridden, boxer (Demián Bichir). Heaven sends their own representative and the battle is on.

Abril, who falls short of her most skintastic performance, nevertheless gives us a glimpse of her heavenly body as she plays the misogynistic boxer's wife. Cruz keeps it hot as she struts and dances, but does keep it on as the boxer's cousin. Why the bum doesn't stray is a big mystery.

Gael García Bernal (The Crime of Father Amaro, Bad Education, babel) plays the administrator of Hell, who becomes concerned about a corporate takeover by the rich, who are working to convince everyone that they are not really bad, but victims of society. Sides become blurred as the need to continue the existence of good and evil, and Heaven and Hell become more important that who gets the soul.

Fanny Ardant (8 Women, Paris, je t'aime), Elena Anaya (Van Helsing), and Gemma Jones (Bridget Jones Diary, Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason), and Elsa Pataky (Snakes on a Plane, Romasanta) all add to the fun.


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