What have I done to deserve this? = Que he hecho yo para merecer esto?

Spain, 1984

Film
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Gloria is a housewife with attitude. She has to be: one son is a drug dealer, her youngest son is having an affair with the family dentist, her husband can’t excite her anymore, and her mother-in-law is determined to drive her crazy. To survive in the concrete jungle of Madrid, Gloria snorts cleaning powders and searches for sex with masculine strangers. This wickedly funny movie is an early feature by Almodovar and it revels in inverting and satirising the conventions of television soap opera and of the Hollywood “women’s film”. Absurd, fast-paced and stylistically innovative, “What Have I Done to Deserve This?” stars the fabulous Carmen Maura.

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Credits

producer

Tadeo Villabla

production company

Tesauro S A

Kaktus S A

director

Pedro Almodovar

Duration

01:40:00:00

Production places
Spain
Production dates
1984

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

303512

Language

Spanish

Audience classification

MA

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

Wikidata

Q2060452

TMDB-Movie

8221

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