MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 1,706 this week

Matador (1986)

7.0
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.0/10 from 6,681 users  
Reviews: 28 user | 31 critic

Ex-bullfighter who is getting turned on by killing, lady lawyer with same problem and young man driven insane by over-religious upbringing - these are the main characters in this stylish ... See full summary »

Director:

Writers:

(story), (screenplay), 1 more credit »
0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 37 titles
created 26 Dec 2011
 
a list of 37 titles
created 08 May 2012
 
a list of 41 titles
created 26 Jan 2013
 
a list of 42 titles
created 8 months ago
 
a list of 46 titles
created 4 weeks ago
 

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Matador (1986)

Matador (1986) on IMDb 7/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Matador.
6 wins & 6 nominations. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

A woman's lover leaves her, and she tries to contact him to find out why he's left. She confronts his wife and son, who are as clueless as she. Meanwhile her girlfriend is afraid the police... See full summary »

Director: Pedro Almodóvar
Stars: Carmen Maura, Antonio Banderas, Julieta Serrano
Dark Habits (1983)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

A nightclub singer seeks refuge with gay nuns on dope in a Madrid convent.

Director: Pedro Almodóvar
Stars: Cristina Sánchez Pascual, Will More, Laura Cepeda
Kika (1993)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Kika, a young cosmetologist, is called to the mansion of Nicolas, an American writer to make-up the corpse of his stepson, Ramon. Ramon, who is not dead, is revived by Kika's attentions and... See full summary »

Director: Pedro Almodóvar
Stars: Peter Coyote, Verónica Forqué, Victoria Abril
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

In Madrid, the housewife Gloria lives in a tiny apartment with her husband, the taxi driver and forger Antonio; her lunatic mother-in-law, who is addicted in bottled water and cupcakes; and... See full summary »

Director: Pedro Almodóvar
Stars: Carmen Maura, Gonzalo Suárez, Luis Hostalot
Comedy | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Harry knew Michel in high school; they meet again by accident, Harry inserts himself in Michel's life... and things take a sinister turn.

Director: Dominik Moll
Stars: Laurent Lucas, Sergi López, Mathilde Seigner
Cul-de-sac (1966)
Comedy | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

A wounded criminal and his dying partner take refuge at a beachfront castle. The owners of the castle, a meek Englishman and his willful French wife, are initially the unwilling hosts to ... See full summary »

Director: Roman Polanski
Stars: Donald Pleasence, Françoise Dorléac, Lionel Stander
Comedy | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

The U.S. government decides to go after an agro-business giant with a price-fixing accusation, based on the evidence submitted by their star witness, vice president-turned-informant Mark Whitacre.

Director: Steven Soderbergh
Stars: Matt Damon, Tony Hale, Patton Oswalt
Sitcom (1998)
Drama | Thriller | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

The adventures of an upper-class suburban family abruptly confronted with the younger brother's discovery of his homosexuality, the elder sister's suicide attempt and sado-masochist ... See full summary »

Director: François Ozon
Stars: Évelyne Dandry, François Marthouret, Marina de Van
Comedy | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  
Directors: Alfonso Albacete, Miguel Bardem, and 1 more credit »
Stars: Nancho Novo, Cayetana Guillén Cuervo, Ingrid Rubio
Hitchcock (2012)
Biography | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A love story between influential filmmaker Alfred Hitchcock and wife Alma Reville during the filming of Psycho (1960) in 1959.

Director: Sacha Gervasi
Stars: Anthony Hopkins, Helen Mirren, Scarlett Johansson
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  

In 1984 East Berlin, an agent of the secret police, conducting surveillance on a writer and his lover, finds himself becoming increasingly absorbed by their lives.

Director: Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck
Stars: Ulrich Mühe, Martina Gedeck, Sebastian Koch
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

In Mexico, two teenage boys and an attractive older woman embark on a road trip and learn a thing or two about life, friendship, sex, and each other.

Director: Alfonso Cuarón
Stars: Maribel Verdú, Gael García Bernal, Daniel Giménez Cacho
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
Ángel
Nacho Martínez ...
Diego Montez
Eva Cobo ...
Eva
Julieta Serrano ...
Berta Giménez
Chus Lampreave ...
Pilar
...
Julia
Eusebio Poncela ...
Comisario del Valle
Bibiana Fernández ...
Vendedora Flores (as Bibi Andersen)
Luis Ciges ...
Guarda Mariano
Eva Siva ...
Asistenta María y Diego
...
Periodista
Pepa Merino ...
Secretaria María
Lola Peno ...
Alumna 1ª
Marisa Tejada ...
Alumna 2ª
Edit

Storyline

Ex-bullfighter who is getting turned on by killing, lady lawyer with same problem and young man driven insane by over-religious upbringing - these are the main characters in this stylish black comedy about dark sides of human nature. Written by Dragan Antulov <dragan.antulov@altbbs.fido.hr>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated NC-17 for aberrant sexuality including violence | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

7 March 1986 (Spain)  »

Also Known As:

Matador  »

Filming Locations:


Box Office

Gross:

ESP 118,531,805 (Spain)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Ana Belén and Charo López were both considered for the female lead. See more »

Connections

Featured in Pirated Copy (2004) See more »

Soundtracks

Espérame en el cielo
Written by P. López Vidal
Performed by Mina
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Strange but beautiful
25 October 2002 | by (Budapest, Hungary) – See all my reviews



You are right, when you say, that it's not a usual Almodovar film. Pedro's latest movies contain more homosexuality, more humour and more warmness. This is a seriuos one, and that's why it works. You can't escape from the depressing and weired atmosphere of the film, you have to search for answers after last sequence. Who is Diego, and who is Maria? Are they a perverted couple or are they the gratest lovers since Romeo and Julia? I think that first of all they are lovers, whom the fate has destined to be together. In my interpretation they not perverted, just too perfectionist and realist. They know that, they can't be happier, they are on the top of theire love after that only worse can come : disaffection, old age and slow death. And because they both proud peapole, who always wanted the best (but rarely get it, they decide to have a perfect relationship which ends not with hate and regret as usual, but with lust, love and death. Some find the film weired, but can't deny the beauty of how the film ends.


11 of 17 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
DVD Release! Lupin435
The first decent Almodóvar film?? mextex12
Masochism glamorised? nadixon
The movie he is watching thofry
VIVA PEDRO! johnpjtsmith
fransico montesinos ricardito-1
Discuss Matador (1986) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?