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these nuns unlike any nuns I've ever met-they know how 2 get their freak on!
Quite honestly a bizarre often darkly humorous film that failed to capture my attention. Amateur lighting and poor sound production knock this down a bit.
Lesbian nuns who have a pet tiger, snort drugs, and write softcore porn. Typical Almodovar then...
The third film by Pedro AlmodÃ³var, and this one is a surreal black comedy which took it's inspiration from the films of Josef von Sternberg and Douglas Sirk, and even taking a cue or two from Powell and Pressburger's Black Narcissus (1947), and also predating the antics of Sister Act (1992). It's not a film for everyone, but AlmodÃ³var gives the film an air of cool detachment, and has something to say about the state of religion in the world at that time. Yolanda (Cristina SÃ¡nchez Pascual) is a cabaret singer whose boyfriend Jorge (Will More) overdoses and dies after taking heroin. Knowing the trouble she'll get into with the police, Yolanda finds refuge in a convent, but this is no ordinary convent, this is the Mission of the Humbled Redeemers, which once provided refuge to drug-users and prostitutes, but the convent is in trouble, with their Mother General dying, the Mother Superior (Julieta Serrano) gives the sisters names like Sister Manure, Sister Damned, Sister Snake and Sister Rat of the Sewers, they even have a tiger in the building with them, and even though Yolanda manages to settle in, the Mother Superior falls in love with Yolanda. This causes a lot of controversy upon release, the Cannes Film Festival wouldn't touch it with a barge pole, it was a success, and saw AlmodÃ³var's star rise quickly. It's well filmed, and has some amusing little moments in it, but AlmodÃ³var still had a bit of a way to go before he started to mature into more adult, serious filmmaking, but this was a glimpse of what was to come.
Though it has a certain charm and style of better AlmodÃ³var films, it certainly lacks substance and energy.
Wonderfully blasphemous, but not his best work. More of a dirty B-movie than an Almodovar classic.
Definitely not my favourite Almodovar film! The set up is interesting but soon get lost into an obscure labyrinth of stories that didn't really make sense to me. Still the costumes, the vibe & the dialogues are still very Almodovar but i really prefer his latest work. If you are a fan of his films , you might want to catch a screening of this one but if you were neve entirely convinced of his genius, this one won't help you to finally decide! The cast is awesome and most of his muses are already presents. Some characters are really nice but like i said it's too confusing & the message behing the film wasn't exactly clear to me.
really sucked that the subtitles were quite shitty and not in sync. Dark Habits ain't for the easily offended but one can't deny it was quite quite a hoot!
I've expected it to be better and it didn't deliver. Still, it's a decent dark comedy.