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Torero (1956)

The life of the famed Mexican bullfighter Luis Procuna, from his boyhood through his training and the triumphs that followed as Procuna rose to the peak of his profession.

Director:

Carlos Velo

Writers:

Hugo Butler (adaptation), Carlos Velo (adaptation)
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 3 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Luis Procuna Luis Procuna ... Himself
Consuelo Procuna Consuelo Procuna ... Herself
Ángel Procuna Ángel Procuna
Antonio Sevilia Antonio Sevilia
José Farjat José Farjat
Arturo Fregoso Arturo Fregoso
Ponciana Díaz Ponciana Díaz
Paco Malgesto Paco Malgesto
Manolete Manolete ... Himself
Carlos Arruza Carlos Arruza ... Himself
Luis Briones Luis Briones ... Himself
Manuel Dos Santos Manuel Dos Santos ... Himself
Luís Castro Luís Castro ... Himself (as El Soldado)
Lorenzo Garza Lorenzo Garza ... Himself
Novillero Joselillo Novillero Joselillo
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The life of the famed Mexican bullfighter Luis Procuna, from his boyhood through his training and the triumphs that followed as Procuna rose to the peak of his profession. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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Roaring, Raging Excitement! Alone With His Steel Cape and Courage...A Hero Conquers Fear of the Bull...Fear of the Crowd...and the Fear Inside! See more »

Genres:

Documentary | Drama

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Country:

Mexico

Language:

Spanish | English

Release Date:

21 May 1957 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Bullfighter See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono
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Official submission of Mexico for the 'Best Foreign Language Film' category of the 30th Academy Awards in 1958. See more »

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A bullfighting story
18 March 2010 | by jtaboadaSee all my reviews

Personally, I don't like bullfighting, but I don't hate it either, and that's what sort of happens to me with this film. The real story -with generous amounts of fiction, I suppose- of Mexican bullfighter Luis Procuna, from his childhood dreams to his initiation and consecration in the arena, from the terrible hazards of the job to the overcoming of the adversities and triumphal return. Half fiction, half documentary, it has a good mix of both, but otherwise is a simple story of success without interesting twist. The best parts are the ferocious spectators that are much harder to tame that the bull itself, and the sequence of the bullfighter's fear that keeps him far the bulls for a long time.


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