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Matador (1986)

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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 »

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Diego Montez
Eva Cobo ...
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Julieta Serrano ...
Berta Giménez
Chus Lampreave ...
Pilar
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Eusebio Poncela ...
Comisario del Valle
Bibiana Fernández ...
Vendedora Flores (as Bibi Andersen)
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Guarda Mariano
Eva Siva ...
Asistenta María y Diego
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Secretaria María
Lola Peno ...
Alumna 1ª
Marisa Tejada ...
Alumna 2ª
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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>

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

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ESP 118,531,805 (Spain)
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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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early Almodovar, worth watching
26 August 2006 | by (Herzlya, Israel) – See all my reviews

It is very much worth watching this early film of Almodovar from 1986, with a painfully young Antonio Banderas also at one of his first major screen presences. As many of his latest great movies it's a film hard to put in a precise square, a combination of comedy and tragedy, of crime, love and corrida movie with a touch of absurd and a touch of passion taken directly from life.

Although many of the major themes of passion, sexual desire and ambiguity, relation between love and death are already present the movie is somehow simpler in action and easier to watch than some of the later films. The story of two sexual predators and murderers, united in life by the passion for bull fights and in death by their passion for each other is acted with accuracy by a good team of actors and directed with an already recognizable style by Almodovar. The hand of the young master is certainly already there, and the film ages well 20 years after is premiere.


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