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Dark Habits (1983)

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Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama | 10 March 1983 (Spain)
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A nightclub singer seeks refuge with gay nuns on dope in a Madrid convent.

Director:

Pedro Almodóvar (as Pedro Almodovar)

Writer:

Pedro Almodóvar (as Pedro Almodovar)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Cristina Sánchez Pascual ... Yolanda (as Cristina S. Pascual)
Will More Will More ... Jorge (as Willmore)
Laura Cepeda ... Lina
Miguel Zúñiga Miguel Zúñiga ... Madero (as Miguel Zuñiga)
Julieta Serrano ... Superiora
Marisa Paredes ... Sor Estiércol
Mary Carrillo ... Marquesa (as Mari Carrillo)
Carmen Maura ... Sor Perdida
Lina Canalejas ... Sor Víbora
Manuel Zarzo ... Capellán
Chus Lampreave ... Sor Rata
Marisa Tejada Marisa Tejada ... Lola
Eva Siva Eva Siva ... Antonia
Cecilia Roth ... Merche
Rubén Tobías Rubén Tobías ... Policía (as Ruben Tobias)
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Storyline

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 <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Comedy | Drama

Certificate:

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Country:

Spain

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

10 March 1983 (Spain) See more »

Also Known As:

Dark Habits See more »

Filming Locations:

Madrid, Spain

Company Credits

Production Co:

Tesauro See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (DVD)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

Pedro Almodóvar's first film to have a proper producer and be made for a proper film company, rather than be made on the hoof like his previous projects. Almodóvar has since distanced himself from the film as he felt that he had to bow to commercial considerations. See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

Antonia's daughter: Aren't you a nun?
Yolanda Bel: No, I'm a whore.
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Connections

References My Fair Lady (1964) See more »

Soundtracks

Salí porque salí
Written by J. Curiel Alonso
Arranged by Miguel Morales
Performed by Sol Pilas
Edited by Música Latina N.Y. (USA)
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Confusing, incoherent and extremely bizarre.
10 September 1999 | by dgsSee all my reviews

Maybe the one line summary is wrong, that's the problem with Pedro Almodovar's flick, you don't know what its supposed to be: ironic, satire, parody, black comedy or a serious drama. It's got a lounge singer hiding out in a convent (remember this is a 1983 movie, made way before Sister Act) after her lover ODs. The nuns are former losers, street trash, etc. who are given punishable names like Sister Rat-in-the-Sewer or Sister-Damned and their Mother Superior shoots up heroin. Are they making fun of Catholics or what? Nevertheless, this is a bit funny, while being a little boring. Recommended to the Almodovar/Spanish/foreign fans who shouldn't expect this one to be better than his usual films.


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