Matador

    Genre
    Drama, Thriller
  • Runtime
    110 mins
  • Release Date
    1988
  • Countries
    Spain
  • Languages
    Spanish

ANGELIKA’S NOTE

In Pedro Almodóvar's MATADOR, lust, obsession, murder and Catholic guilt all play a part in a story set against the violent world of bullfighting. Featuring Antonio Banderas (PAIN & GLORY, THE MAST OF ZORRO) in one of his first roles, MATADOR is "a voluptuous mixture of black humor and subterranean sexuality" (Salon.com), rated an impressive 92% fresh on Rotten Tomatoes.
DIRECTED BY:
Pedro Almodóvar
WRITTEN BY:
Pedro Almodóvar, Jesús Ferrero
CAST INCLUDES:
Antonio Banderas, Assumpta Serna, Nacho Martínez, Julieta Serrano, Eva Cobo

SYNOPSIS

Forced to retire after a goring, matador Diego Montez (Nacho Martínez) has since become a teacher. Among his students is Angel (Antonio Banderas), a naive boy so perversely desperate to impress that he attempts to rape Diego’s girlfriend, Eva (Eva Cobo). He fails, but turns himself in regardless, also confessing to a series of murders he’s recently seen in psychic visions. A lawyer (Assumpta Serna) steps in to defend him, but the police are unconvinced Angel is the real culprit.

Matador

    Genre
    Drama, Thriller
  • Runtime
    110 mins
  • Release Date
    1988
  • Countries
    Spain
  • Languages
    Spanish
DIRECTED BY
Pedro Almodóvar
WRITTEN BY
Pedro Almodóvar, Jesús Ferrero
CAST INCLUDES
Antonio Banderas, Assumpta Serna, Nacho Martínez, Julieta Serrano, Eva Cobo
In Pedro Almodóvar's MATADOR, lust, obsession, murder and Catholic guilt all play a part in a story set against the violent world of bullfighting. Featuring Antonio Banderas (PAIN & GLORY, THE MAST OF ZORRO) in one of his first roles, MATADOR is "a voluptuous mixture of black humor and subterranean sexuality" (Salon.com), rated an impressive 92% fresh on Rotten Tomatoes.

Forced to retire after a goring, matador Diego Montez (Nacho Martínez) has since become a teacher. Among his students is Angel (Antonio Banderas), a naive boy so perversely desperate to impress that he attempts to rape Diego’s girlfriend, Eva (Eva Cobo). He fails, but turns himself in regardless, also confessing to a series of murders he’s recently seen in psychic visions. A lawyer (Assumpta Serna) steps in to defend him, but the police are unconvinced Angel is the real culprit.