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Pedro Beltrán (screenplay)
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Release Date:
3 March 1965 (Italy) See more »
The rise and fall of a famous torero, Miguelin, inside and outside of the bullfighters ring. | Add synopsis »
2 wins & 1 nomination See more »
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This movie dissipated much of my disgust at bull fighting. See more (5 total) »


  (in credits order)
Miguel Mateo 'Miguelín' ... Miguel Romero 'Miguelín'
José Gómez Sevillano ... Impresario
Pedro Basauri 'Pedrucho' ... Himself

Linda Christian ... Linda, American woman
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Curro Carmona
Luque Gago
Salvador Mateo
Gregorio Sánchez

Directed by
Francesco Rosi 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Pedro Beltrán  screenplay
Pedro Beltrán  story
Ricardo Muñoz Suay  screenplay
Ricardo Muñoz Suay  story
Pere Portabella  screenplay (as Pedro Portabella)
Pere Portabella  story (as Pedro Portabella)
Francesco Rosi  screenplay
Francesco Rosi  story

Produced by
Tonino Cervi .... producer
Antonio Levesi Cervi .... producer
Francesco Rosi .... producer
Original Music by
Piero Piccioni 
Cinematography by
Pasqualino De Santis 
Gianni Di Venanzo 
Aiace Parolin 
Film Editing by
Mario Serandrei 
Set Decoration by
José Antonio de la Guerra 
Production Management
Enzo Provenzale .... production manager
Sound Department
Claudio Maielli .... sound
Mario Ronchetti .... sound

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Also Known As:
"Il momento della verità" - Italy (original title)
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Spain:110 min | USA:103 min
Color (Technicolor)
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10 out of 19 people found the following review useful.
This movie dissipated much of my disgust at bull fighting., 30 March 2004
Author: pk-34 from Sebring FL

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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