What Have I Done To Deserve This?


Release Date 1984-10-25
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What Have I Done To Deserve This?

What Have I Done to Deserve This? is a 1984 Spanish comedy-drama film by Pedro Almodóvar. The title is sometimes given with an exclamation mark at the end rather than a question mark. Almodóvar has described his fourth film as a homage to Italian neorealism, although this tribute also involves jokes about paedophilia, prostitution, and a telekenetic child. The film, set in the tower blocks around Madrid, depicts female frustration and family breakdown, echoing Jean-Luc Godard's Two or Three Things I Know About Her but with Almodóvar's unique approach to filmmaking. Carmen Maura has often worked for Almodóvar, she became a synonym for a strong woman and also a gay icon for her role as a transsexual in Law of Desire.

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Actors & Characters

Luis Hostalot Luis Hostalot Polo Polo
Carmen Maura Carmen Maura Gloria Gloria
Kiti Manver Kiti Manver Juani Juani
Cecilia Roth Cecilia Roth Chica anuncio Chica anuncio
Chus Lampreave Chus Lampreave Abuela Abuela
Ryo Hiruma Ryo Hiruma Profesor Kendo Profesor Kendo
Pedro Almodóvar Pedro Almodóvar Play-Back 'La bien pagá' #1 Play-Back 'La bien pagá' #1
Ángel de Andrés López Ángel de Andrés López Antonio Antonio
Gonzalo Suárez Gonzalo Suárez Lucas Villalba Lucas Villalba
Juan Martinez Juan Martinez Toni Toni


Angel L. Fernandez Cinematography
Pedro Almodóvar Director
José Salcedo Editor
Bernardo Bonezzi Music
Hervé Hachuel Producer
Pedro Almodóvar Writer