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Sand and Blood (1988)
"De sable et de sang" (original title)

 -  Drama  -  4 May 1988 (France)
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Bullfighting, music, medicine, change, and homoerotic possibilities mix in this study of friendship. Francisco is a bullfighter on his way up, so focused even sex doesn't hold his interest.... See full summary »

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Sami Frey ...
Manuel Vasquez
Patrick Catalifo ...
Francisco Jimenez
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Emilio
Clémentine Célarié ...
Marion
María Casares ...
Dolores
Catherine Rouvel ...
Carmina
Pierre Forget ...
Le Père
Camille Grandville ...
Annie
Stéphane Albouy ...
Mario - le jeune frère torero de Francisco
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Bullfighting, music, medicine, change, and homoerotic possibilities mix in this study of friendship. Francisco is a bullfighter on his way up, so focused even sex doesn't hold his interest. After a minor road accident, he meets a doctor, Manuel, who attends a bullfight, leaving early, retching. His wife, who is also his partner in a string quartet, worries about him: Manuel has a history of breakdown. Manuel, for his part, hates bullfighting and the memories it brings of Franco's Spain. His harsh views undermine Francisco's focus. He accompanies the young fighter to Spain for an important corrida. Will Francisco succeed? And what becomes of this friendship? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Intense and moving film, well acted.
30 August 1999 | by See all my reviews

The build-up of sexual and emotional tension between the two men is riveting and suspenseful. Nicely acted, nicely produced. The story is interesting and unusual. And as a side note, the abbatoire scenes are enough to make anyone an instant vegetarian!


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