A band of bullfighting dwarfs save the life of a young woman with amnesia. They end up taking her under their wing when they find out that she has seemingly natural skills as a bullfighter, upon which they can capitalize not only for their act but for her own personal gain. As she does not know her name or background, the dwarfs coin her Blancanieves, after the famed fairy tale. What they are all unaware of is that she is really Carmen, the daughter of the once great matador, Antonio Villalta. On the day Carmen was born, her father suffered a career ending accident, and her mother died in childbirth. Her father quickly remarried his nurse, the evil Encarna. Although raised by her grandmother during her early years, Carmen, following the death of her grandmother, went to live with Encarna while an adolescent, Encarna who treated her as a slave. Carmen eventually found her disabled father, who was hidden away and treated poorly by Encarna. In the meantime, Encarna was cavorting with the... Written by
Pablo Berger has done a fantastic job of bringing a bygone era to our doorstep.The lighting, photography and script is easily one of the best I have seen this decade.
The film soars like a phoenix into a clear blue sky, out of the filth of mediocrity. Excellent acting skills by all the actors; the director somehow managed to keep the movie flowing effortlessly from one scene to the next. I was sick and tired of watching Hollywood and British movies with its crappy dialogues, horrible acting and mediocre script.
Its a relief to see a movie devoid of talk and watch the actors coping with facial and body expression to the best of their abilities, breathing life to the movie.
Make sure you don't miss this movie; its sure to light up even the darkest days of your life.
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