Matador

Spain, 1986, 110 min, Dir. Pedro Almodóvar, Rated R, Spanish with English subtitles

Showings

Coral Gables Art Cinema Fri, Jul 27 8:30 PM

Description

Diego (Nacho Martinez) is a former star bullfighter forced into early retirement after being gored by a bull. María (Assumpta Serena) is a femme fatale lawyer dressed to kill in androgynous business suits. A shared obsession with blood and murder bring the two in alliance. Enter Angel (Antonio Banderas), Diego’s bullfighting student, who is, ironically, scared of blood. He’s not much of a rapist, but does he have what it takes to be a serial killer? Mysteries, religion, and sexual desires collide in this dark comedy whose originality was celebrated with a Special Award by the National Society of Film Critics.