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860 Ratings

Dark Habits

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Directed by Pedro Almodóvar
Spain, 1983
Comedy, Crime, LGBT+


Following her lover’s fatal overdose, Yolanda, a bolero singer and drug addict, seeks refuge in the Convent of Humble Redeemers, dedicated to the rescue of women with a past in drugs, prostitution, and murder. No redemption is in sight however as the convent turns out to house many vices and sins.

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Dark Habits Directed by Pedro Almodóvar

Critics reviews

The film operates like a high key sitcom, where camaraderie overrules plot contrivances. However, unlike the pithy misunderstandings of American primetime television, character development overrules the drama of sex, drugs and money. There is a poetry in how Almodóvar seems more interested in the cult of personality than moral trials. He loves people, and the more outrageous the better.
March 31, 2016
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Out of Diderot and Sirk (Thunder on the Hill), a most serene consideration of sin. . . . Pedro Almodóvar in the convent, a blasphemous irreverence cooled by melancholia.
October 10, 2006
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Reminiscent of Robert Bresson’s Les Anges du Péché, Dark Habits is a wickedly funny, irreverent, and outrageous portrait of aimlessness, spiritual desolation, and moral bankruptcy.
January 01, 2002
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