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.

Credits

producer

Tadeo Villabla

production company

Kaktus S A

Tesauro S A

Duration

01:40:00:00

Production places
Spain
Production dates
1984

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

38255

Language

Spanish

Audience classification

MA

Subject categories

Advertising, Film, Journalism, Mass Media & TV → Foreign language films

Comedy

Comedy → Black comedy

Feature films

Feature films → Feature films - Spain

Foreign language films

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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