The life of the famed Mexican bullfighter Luis Procuna, from his boyhood through his training and the triumphs that followed as Procuna rose to the peak of his profession.

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Luis Procuna ...
Himself
Consuelo Procuna ...
Herself
Ángel Procuna
Antonio Sevilia
José Farjat
Arturo Fregoso
Ponciana Díaz
Paco Malgesto
Manolete ...
Himself
Carlos Arruza ...
Himself
Luis Briones ...
Himself
Manuel Dos Santos ...
Himself
Luís Castro ...
Himself (as El Soldado)
Lorenzo Garza ...
Himself
Novillero Joselillo
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The life of the famed Mexican bullfighter Luis Procuna, from his boyhood through his training and the triumphs that followed as Procuna rose to the peak of his profession. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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"BEST MOVIE ABOUT BULLFIGHTING EVER MADE!" --NEW YORKER MAGAZINE (original print ad - all caps) See more »

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21 May 1957 (USA)  »

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A bullfighting story
18 March 2010 | by (Peru) – See all my reviews

Personally, I don't like bullfighting, but I don't hate it either, and that's what sort of happens to me with this film. The real story -with generous amounts of fiction, I suppose- of Mexican bullfighter Luis Procuna, from his childhood dreams to his initiation and consecration in the arena, from the terrible hazards of the job to the overcoming of the adversities and triumphal return. Half fiction, half documentary, it has a good mix of both, but otherwise is a simple story of success without interesting twist. The best parts are the ferocious spectators that are much harder to tame that the bull itself, and the sequence of the bullfighter's fear that keeps him far the bulls for a long time.


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