mercredi 6 juillet 2011
MOVIE ¿ QUE HE HECHO YO PARA MERECER ESTO ? - WHAT HAVE I DONE TO DESERVE THIS ? - PEDRO ALMODOVAR - 1984
The film is a slice of a housewife's life in 1980s post-Franco Madrid. Gloria (Carmen Maura) lives in a small and cheap apartment with husband and two teenaged children: the declared homosexual Miguel, whom she sells to the dentist, and the drug-dealing Toni. Her husband, Antonio, longs for a German woman for whom he was a chauffeur in Germany before he married Gloria.
Gloria's mother-in-law, a frugal and unhappy woman who hides her magdalena cakes and desperately wants to move back to her native countryside, is another addition to Gloria's household. Cristal, a prostitute (played by Verónica Forqué) who lives next door, is Gloria's best friend.
When Gloria's husband assaults her in the kitchen, she accidentally kills him after hitting him with a ham leg. Her mother-in-law's lizard, Money, is the only witness to the crime. Gloria successfully evades the investigators and is never tied to the murder. There are many subplots intertwined with the main narrative with characters including a writer, his beauty-obsessed wife and an impotent policeman frustrated by his lack of sexual power.