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Qué he hecho yo para merecer esto (1984)

Original Title : ¿Qué he hecho yo para merecer esto!!
Director : Pedro Almodóvar
Writer : Pedro Almodóvar
Pedro Almodóvar
Roald Dahl
Genre : Comedy
Drama
Country : Spain
Language : Spanish
Producer : Hervé Hachuel
Music : Bernardo Bonezzi
Photography : Ángel Luis Fernández
Distributor : Cinevista
IMDB ID : 0088461
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Qué he hecho yo para merecer esto (1984) - Pedro Almodóvar
 

Starring

Carmen Maura Gloria
Luis Hostalot Polo
Ryo Hiruma Profesor Kendo
Ángel de Andrés López Antonio (as Angel de Andres-Lopez
Gonzalo Suárez Lucas Villalba (as Gonzalo Suarez
Verónica Forqué Cristal
Juan Martínez Toni
Chus Lampreave Abuela
Kiti Manver Juani
Sonia Anabela Holimann Vanessa
Cecilia Roth Chica anuncio
Diego Caretti Chico anuncio
José Manuel Bello Colega barrio
Pedro Almodóvar Play-Back 'La bien pagá' (as Almodovar
Fabio McNamara Play-Back 'La bien pagá' (as McNamara
Miguel Ángel Herranz Miguel
Beni Niño circo
Carmen Giralt Portera
Amparo Soler Leal Patricia
Emilio Gutiérrez Caba Pedro (as Emilio Gutierrez Caba
Agustín Almodóvar Cajero (as Tinin Almodóvar
El Churri Dialer
Francisca Caballero Clienta odontologo
Javier Gurruchaga Dentista
Jaime Chávarri Cliente 'Striptease'
Esteban Aspiazu Cliente bar
Katia Loritz Ingrid Muller
María del Carmen Rives Farmaceutica 1ª
Jesús Cracio Agente 1º
Luciano Berriatúa Agente 2º (as Luciano Berriatua
Pilar Ortega Farmaceutica 2ª
Carlos Miguel Padre Vanessa
 

Plot

A dysfunctional family in Madrid: Gloria is a cleaning lady, hooked on No-Doze, living in a crowded flat with Antonio, her surly husband, a cabby who adores an aging German singer he used to chauffeur, he's also a forger. One teen son sells heroin, the other sleeps with men. Her mother-in-law keeps bottled water and cupcakes under lock and key, selling them to the family. Two alcoholic writers cook up a plot to sell a manuscript as Hitler's memoirs, if Antonio will transcribe it in Hitler's hand. He won't, so they ask the German singer to intercede. Meanwhile, Gloria has given away one son to a sex-crazed dentist, and grandma picks up a pet lizard. Can this chaos be tamed?
 

Comments

I love this guy!, 16 September 2004 Author: KGB-Greece-Patras from Greece By far not my best Almodovar film, but it is a winner as is! The more films I get to see from this one-of-a-kind (as all pioneers!) director, the more I love his work. In this 4th film of his, he starts out with his usual absurd, peculiar humour and his trademark hilarious characters. If you have seen any of these other films of his: 'Pepi, Luci, Bom and Other Girls on the Heap', 'Labyrinth of passion', 'Kika', 'Matador', 'Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown' plus more, you know what to expect. Almodovar humour is unique and it's here. The big difference in this one is that from a point and on, Almodovar fits in a sad tone, slowing the pace down and converting the film to a drama half-way - despite the fact he does not leave out some humour element - in this very special Almodovar way.I suppose this should do also for people who didn't like half of Almodovar films (the more offensive ones), maybe because things are more serious in this or maybe because one can distinguish the director's point more easily than in other, more hillariously absurd, almost surreal ones.
 
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Qué he hecho yo para merecer esto (1984) - Pedro Almodóvar
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