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|Directed by||Pedro Lazaga|
|Edited by||Alfonso Santacana|
|Music by||Antón García Abril|
|Distributed by||Filmayer S.A.|
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.
- Gracita Morales as Sister Tomasa / Sor Citroën
- José Luis López Vázquez as "El Cuchillas"
- Rafaela Aparicio as Sister Rafaela
- Juanjo Menéndez as Father Jerónimo
- Mari Carmen Prendes as Superior Mother
- Rafael Alonso as driving examiner
- Andrés Mejuto as Tomasa's Father
- Antonio Ferrandis as Don Paco, the Police commissioner
- José Sacristán as street vendor
- Jesús Guzmán as street vendor
- Margot Cottens as "La Trini"
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.
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.
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