Sor Citroën, or Sor Citroen, is a 1967 Spanish comedy film directed by Pedro Lazaga and starring Gracita Morales as Sister Tomasa, a nun who drives a Citroën 2CV.

Sor Citroën
Spanish theatrical release poster
Directed byPedro Lazaga
Screenplay by
CinematographyJuan Mariné
Edited byAlfonso Santacana
Music byAntón García Abril
Color processEastmancolor
  • Pedro Masó Producciones Cinematográficas
  • Filmayer Producción, S.A.
Distributed byFilmayer S.A.
Release date
  • 5 December 1967 (1967-12-05) (Spain)
Running time
94 minutes
Gracita Morales as Sister Tomasa (left) and Rafaela Aparicio as Sister Rafaela (right) in a scene of the film

Plot edit

A community of nuns who run an orphanage for girls decides to get motorized and they buy a Citroën 2CV. Sister Tomasa, an impulsive and outgoing nun who has just arrived to the community, is the one to learn to drive. At first she is not very good at it, jeopardizing traffic on several occasions, so she is nicknamed "Sor Citroën" ("Sister Citroën"). When she finally gets the driving license, she dedicates together with Sister Rafaela to drive through the streets of Madrid asking for charity for the orphanage.

Cast edit

Production edit

Filming edit

Shooting locations included Madrid, Alcalá de Henares[1] and La Robla (León).[2]

Censorship edit

The film had to deal during production with Francoist film censors. A scene that was showing the nuns having soup in the refectory while one of them recites the traffic laws was cut off as inappropriate.[3]

Legacy edit

In popular culture edit

The Citroën 2CV is usually listed as one of the most iconic cars in the history of Spanish cinema for its role in this film.[4]

References edit

  1. ^ Serrato, Fran (13 September 2016). "Alcalá, una ciudad de cine". El País (in Spanish).
  2. ^ Fernández, Fulgencio (25 September 2017). "El Citröen hullero". La Nueva Crónica (in Spanish).
  3. ^ "A documentary recovers images of films banned during the Franco regime". El Mundo (in Spanish). 2 December 2007.
  4. ^ Camargo, Rogelio (25 June 2015). "The most famous cars in Spanish cinema". Autofácil (in Spanish).

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