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What have i done to deserve this?

  • What Have I Done to Deserve This? © EFE

    What Have I Done to Deserve This? © EFE

  

Category

Feature film

Original title

¿Qué he hecho yo para merecer esto?

Year

1984

Producer

Hervé Hachuel

Director

Pedro Almodóvar

This comedy by Pedro Almodóvar combines surrealist humour and devastating moments, with a touch of film noir.

Gloria lives in a block of flats in the suburbs of Madrid with her husband, two sons and mother-in-law. She is addicted to amphetamines and relies on them to get through her long days, which she spends working as a cleaning lady in different houses. She also has to combine her job with her chores at home.

Technical specifications

Screenplay
Pedro Almodóvar

Actors
Carmen Maura, Luis Hostalot, Ryo Hiruma, Ángel de Andrés López, Verónica Forqué, Gonzalo Suárez, Chus Lampreave, Kiti Manver, Pedro Almodóvar, Emilio Gutiérrez Caba, Cecilia Roth

Photography
Ángel Luis Fernández

Music
Bernardo Bonezzi

Awards
Fotogramas Silver Award for Best Actress: Carmen Maura.
Best Film: Sant Jordi.
Best Film: Madrid Region, 1984
National Critics' Award: Mediterranean Film Festival, 1984.
Palmera de Playa for the Best Film. Mediterranean Film Festival, 1984.
Best Film. Madrid Film Festival, 1985.

  

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