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Eva Cobo Eva Cobo
Eva
Carmen Maura Carmen Maura
Julia
Eusebio Poncela Eusebio Poncela
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Jesus Ferrero Jesus Ferrero
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Matador

1 year, 10 months ago at Nov 16 23:27
In a career abundant in provocations and skewering of provincial middlebrow aesthetics, Matador still announces itself as something punk rock and aggressive in Pedro Almodóvar’s oeuvre. Here is a film that opens with one of its main characters jerking off to Mario Bava’s Blood and Black Lace as if it were the most mundane and routine of weeknight activities. The threat and comingling of viole... read more
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Once-great Spanish matador Diego (Nacho Martínez) has been retired from the ring by a gruesome gore wound. Diego is idolized by Ángel (Antonio Banderas), who seeks out Diego’s assistance in preparing for a bullfighting career despite his squeamishness. To prove his “machismo,” Ángel attempts to rape Diego’s girlfriend, setting in motion a chain of events that will draw Diego and a femme-fatale attorney (Assumpta Serna) into a lurid web of sadomasochistic violence and reveal their most perverse desires.
Release date: 7 March 1986
Tags: Spain (6), 1980s (6), Drama (4), Murder (4), Rape (4), Spanish (4), Suicide (3), 1986 (3), Rain (3), Bullfighting (2), Female Frontal Nudity (2), Catholic (2), Student (2), Bathtub (2), Teacher Student Relationship (2), Drowning (2), Scar (2), Nude Man Murdered (2), Shooting Up (2), Not Foreign (2)
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"Tässä kaikista sekopäisin, anarkistisin ja itseään eniten parodioiva elokuva, jonka olen vähään aikaan nähnyt; kaiken kaikkiaan erikoinen soppa, josta aistii filmihullun kädenjäljen. Kaikelle näytetään iloisesti keskisormea ja juoni on Pedro Almodovarille tyypillisesti täynnä mitä ihmeellisimpiä käänteitä, minun on hieman selvitettävä sitä itselleni – siispä juonipaljastuksia luvassa – koska, miten muuten otan siitä mitään tolkkua: Angel Jimenez (Antonio Banderas)"


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Matador

“In a career abundant in provocations and skewering of provincial middlebrow aesthetics, Matador still announces itself as something punk rock and aggressive in Pedro Almodóvar’s oeuvre. Here is a film that opens with one of its main characters jerking off to Mario Bava’s Blood and Black Lace as if it were the most mundane and routine of weeknight activities. The threat and comingling of violence and sexuality pervades throughout Matador by drawing a direct correlation between bullfighting with the battle of the sexes.   The story concerns a retired matador (Nacho Martínez), his pupil (Antonio Banderas), and a black widow attorney (Assumpta Serna) and a string of perverse scenarios that alternate between bodily fluids and twisted romance. Not a lot of the narrative makes sense, but” read more

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