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Nacho Martínez ...
Diego Montez
Eva Cobo ...
Eva
Julieta Serrano ...
Berta Giménez
Chus Lampreave ...
Pilar
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Julia
Eusebio Poncela ...
Comisario del Valle
Bibiana Fernández ...
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Lola Peno ...
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An ex-bullfighter who gets turned on by killing, a lady lawyer with the same fetish and a young man driven insane by his 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>

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

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7 March 1986 (Spain)  »

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$206,952 (USA)
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Ana Belén and Charo López were both considered for the female lead. See more »

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Espérame en el cielo
Written by P. López Vidal
Performed by Mina
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Great great great Almodovar!
7 September 2004 | by See all my reviews

This 5th feature of Almodovar is one of his best (along with Labyrinth of passion & Kika) as far as I am concerned, and if not his best then for sure his most provocative flms. As usual, Almodovar explores some of the darkest sides of human sexuality, and deals with perversity as dealing with any every-day life subject.

For once more, the notorious film-maker, at great shape, entertains with his trademark raving, hilarious, politically incorrect dialogs, pace and style and while dealing with dark (necrophilia) or serious (religious oppression) subject matters, it manages to be very funny and entertaining. What's great with Almodovar is that you simply CANNOT label his films. Is it comedy? nope. Is a thriller? nope. Is it a crime film? nope. This is Almodovar, so all pretenders go see another million dollar US product . But to all the admirers of unique and original films, this is definitely recommended, if you can tolerate with some weird humour, a bit sexy visuals and nudity and some violence. Matador is ART!


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