Moviedrome Mondays: What Have I Done to Deserve This? (1984)

I have posted a youtube video link below to Moviedrome presenter Alex Cox’s introduction to acclaimed Spanish filmmaker Pedro Almodovar’s 1984 black comedy-drama What Have I Done to Deserve This?. Readers can also read Cox’s intro transcript here. The episode’s original airdate was September 20, 1993 (read here). Not much I can add here except to say that Cox’s thoughts on Spanish cinema in general is truly fascinating. As for myself, I have always been a huge fan of director/writer Pedro Almodovar’s films and while I would not rank What Have I Done to Deserve This? as high as some of his later works (Pain and Glory, Talk to Her and All About My Mother), it is still a great film nonetheless. If any of you readers are interested, here is a link to my favorite Pedro Almodovar films (read here).

Here is a youtube video link to Moviedrome presenter Alex Cox’s intro to What Have I Done to Deserve This?

Here is another youtube video link to Moviedrome presenter Alex Cox’s intro to What Have I Done to Deserve This?

Since I could not find a youtube video link to the film’s original theatrical trailer, click here to see some youtube video links featuring one or two scenes of the film

My Favorite Pedro Almodovar Films

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1.   Pain and Glory (2019)

2.   Talk to Her (2002)

3.   All About My Mother (1999)

4.   Law of Desire (1987)

5.   The Skin I Live In (2011)

6.   Bad Education (2004)
(no relation to the 2019 film)

7.   Live Flesh (1997)

8.   Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down! (1990)

9.   Matador (1986)
(no relation to the 2005 film)

10. Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown (1988)

11. Volver (2006)

12. Broken Embraces (2009)

13. Julieta (2016)

14. What Have I Done to Deserve This? (1984)

15. Dark Habits (1983)

16. Labyrinth of Passion (1982)

17. Kika (1993)

18. The Flower of My Secret (1995)

19. High Heels (1991)

20. I’m So Excited! (2013)

21. Pepi, Luci, Bom (1980)