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Matador (1986)

NC-17 | | Drama, Thriller | 7 March 1986 (Spain)
A matador is wounded by a bull and can no longer kill in the arena. It just a one flaw besides many others from several characters whom unsuspected collide.

Director:

Pedro Almodóvar

Writers:

Pedro Almodóvar (story), Jesús Ferrero (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Assumpta Serna ... María
Antonio Banderas ... Ángel
Nacho Martínez ... Diego (as Nacho Martinez)
Eva Cobo ... Eva
Julieta Serrano ... Berta
Chus Lampreave ... Pilar
Carmen Maura ... Julia
Eusebio Poncela ... Comisario
Bibiana Fernández ... Vendedora Flores (as Bibi Andersen)
Luis Ciges ... Guarda
Eva Siva Eva Siva ... Asistenta María y Diego
Verónica Forqué ... Periodista (as Veronica Forque)
Pepa Merino Pepa Merino ... Secretaria María
Lola Peno Lola Peno ... Alumna 1ª
Marisa Tejada Marisa Tejada ... Alumna 2ª
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Storyline

An ex-bullfighter who gets turned on by killing, a lady lawyer with the same fetish and a young man driven insane by his 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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Genres:

Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated NC-17 for aberrant sexuality including violence | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

Spain

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

7 March 1986 (Spain) See more »

Also Known As:

Matador See more »

Filming Locations:

Madrid, Spain

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$13,399, 13 August 2006

Gross USA:

$279,394

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$286,126
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Ana Belén and Charo López were both considered for the female lead. See more »

Connections

Features Blood and Black Lace (1964) See more »

Soundtracks

Espérame en el cielo
Written by P. López Vidal
Performed by Mina
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User Reviews

 
Great film, for people who love the most dark and twisted humor.
16 September 2005 | by tvelsorSee all my reviews

This is an excellent film, and adds to the great collection that Almadovar has created. If you aren't disturbed by gratuitous sex and violence, then you should definitely give this a try. The characters introduced mimic the screenplay and directing perfectly. One of the most creative plot lines ever; includes a matador with some sort of death fetish, a necrophiliac, a matador in training who faints at the sight of blood, and many more great characters which lead to sickly hilarious scenes. The camera work is also mind blowing. The different levels Almadovar reaches with the cinematography will make this a movie to remember. But be warned. If you are disturbed by a Clockwork Orange Don't rent this one.


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