Cultural critic David Kepesh finds his life -- which he indicates is a state of "emancipated manhood" -- thrown into tragic disarray by Consuela Castillo, a well-mannered student who awakens a sense of sexual possessiveness in her teacher.
Famous film director Guido Contini struggles to find harmony in his professional and personal lives, as he engages in dramatic relationships with his wife, his mistress, his muse, his agent, and his mother.
The story follows a married couple, apart for a night while the husband takes a business trip with a colleague to whom he's attracted. While he's resisting temptation, his wife encounters her past love.
"A Matador's Mistress" is a tragically eloquent dance of the cold brutality of uncommitted love and the high stakes of the Bullfight. Immerse yourself in the culture of Spain surrounding the age old traditions of the Matador. While the bullfight is controversial by today's standards, the ancient art-form is depicted with unflinching realism. The story is of man against beast, the bullfighter's zen, if you will; his nightly dance with death. A world-class lover enters his world; their code is their truth. Life being lived, edgy, relentlessly flirting with disaster, untamed, beautiful. Written by
While in the car driving in the country the matador and his manager are talking about the three rules and the manager's cigarette switches sides of his mouth from shot to shot throughout the scene without the camera showing that he moved it in the previous shot. See more »
I guess I'm just a sucker for a sappy romance, period piece combination. The whole movie is beautiful to look at even if you have to rewind a few times to understand what is being said because they are in Spain speaking English. I do not understand why this movie received such little publicity. I had never heard of it before I saw it in the Redbox, and I'm glad I rented it. I'm not trying to spoil the movie for you, but be warned the life of a Matadors mistress is a stressful one. ha The whole movie centers around the romance between the Matador and his mistress. She is his mistress, but not because he is married to another woman. You will understand once you watch the movie. Anyway to sum up, if you hate somewhat historical, sappy romances don't watch this one.
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