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The Moment of Truth (1965)
"Il momento della verità" (original title)

 -  Drama  -  3 March 1965 (Italy)
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The rise and fall of a famous torero, Miguelin, inside and outside of the bullfighters ring.

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Credited cast:
Miguel Mateo 'Miguelín' ...
Miguel Romero 'Miguelín'
José Gómez Sevillano ...
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Linda, American woman
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Curro Carmona
Luque Gago
Salvador Mateo
Gregorio Sánchez
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The rise and fall of a famous torero, Miguelin, inside and outside of the bullfighters ring.

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This movie dissipated much of my disgust at bull fighting.
30 March 2004 | by (Sebring FL) – See all my reviews

To make a good movie about bull fighting one should first contract a great matador: and Miguel Mateo Miguelin could hardly be braver or more graceful. I saw the movie despite my modern distaste for that ahem sport: and was at least semi-converted. In ancient northern religions, with their male animal gods, the animal god presents himself to the people to be ritually slaughtered. The ritual must be beautiful. The ritual must be risky: potentially fatal for the killing-man-priest as well as for the animal-god. Migueline shows how it's done when it's done right.


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