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Matador (1986)

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Cast

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Ángel
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 ...
Vendedora Flores (as Bibi Andersen)
Luis Ciges ...
Guarda Mariano
Eva Siva ...
Asistenta María y Diego
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Pepa Merino ...
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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7 March 1986 (Spain)  »

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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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Excellent movie, very Spanish alike perception of death and life
25 September 1998 | by (£ódz, Poland) – See all my reviews

Before I saw this movie in late 80-s I knew something about culture, tradition and 'spirit' of Spain, the country which inspired me for years. This movie made an enormous impression on me as it gave me very deep insight into 'real Spanish spirit', i.e. what does death mean to Spanish people in the light if their tradition and culture.

The personality of ex-matador and his behaviour underlined by his words - 'to stop to kill means to dye for me', on the other hand a high class woman being 'infected' with death, treating Diego as her God of Death, and these two 'lost worlds' slowly approaching each other into a fatal bitter end, which was filled with the most beautiful tune ever made (Esperame en el cielo mi corazon...) all this creates an unforgettable and distinctive impression after watching this movie.

Pedro Almodovar you gave us a great piece of art, I believe there are some more pictures that you can bring to us in the future.

Thanks Pedro..............


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