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¿Qué he hecho yo para merecer esto?
(1984)

AKA: What Have I Done To Deserve This?

Country: Spain

Genre: Black Comedy, Drama

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The story of Gloria, a Spanish cleaning lady, and the interesting characters in her life. Her husband Antonio is trying to teach the art of forgery to his eldest son, 14-year-old Tony (Juan Mart?nez), as this talent will be his only inheritance from his father. Toni himself wants to become a farmer, and is saving up enough money to buy a farm - by peddling drugs! The younger son, Miguel (Miguel ?ngel Herranz), who is twelve, sleeps around with older men. When Gloria confronts Miguel about this, Miguel responds: "I'm the master of my own body." Gloria's mother-in-law, who is addicted to fizzy water, dreams of returning to her native village. Gloria's friends are her two neighbours: Cristal - a prostitute with a heart of gold - and Juani - a bitter woman who is obsessed with cleanliness and vulgar ornaments. Juani's daughter Vanesa has telekinetic powers, which she uses to destroy their apartment. Gloria herself, with the help of her 'Pro Plus' caffeine pills to which she is addicted, endeavours to keep everything going through increasingly straitened circumstances, in this multi-award winning black comedy from the celebrated Spanish filmmaker Pedro Almod?var.

Notes

  • Screencaps from this film can be found in the Gallery of Miguel Ángel Herranz's Profile page in this database.

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