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Film Fest Gent - Matador
Archived: Matador (1986)

director: Pedro Almodóvar

composer: Bernardo Bonezzi
With: Assumpta Serna, Antonio Banderas, Nacho Martínez, a.o.

duration: 110 minutes
Thriller, Comedy


A baroque, sensual and surrealistic comedy about the connection between sex and death. Diego is a proven bull fighter who only gets excited from watching slasher films. Maria, is a lawyer who treats her lovers like bulls, pricking them with a lethal hairpin during climax. For both, death is the ultimate orgasm. A young, virginal student (Antonio Banderas) brings the two together.


director: Pedro Almodóvar
composer: Bernardo Bonezzi
producer: Andrés Vicente Gómez
screenplay: Pedro Almodóvar & Jesús Ferrero
Editor: Pepe Salcedo
Cinematography: Ángel Luis Fernández

production company: Compañía Iberoamericana de TV

More info

dialogue: Spanish
subtitles: Eng subt.
Country: Spain
year: 1986


PEDRO ALMODOVAR: Film político (Short, 1974), Dos putas, o historia de amor que termina en boda (Short, 1974), La caída de Sódoma (Short, 1975), Homenaje (Short, 1975), El sueño, o la estrella (Short, 1975), Blancor (Short, 1975), Tráiler de 'Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?' (Short, 1976), Sea caritativo (Short, 1976), Muerte en la carretera (Short, 1976), Sexo va, sexo viene (Short, 1977), Salomé (Short, 1978), Folle... folle... fólleme Tim! (1978), Pepi, Luci, Bom y otras… Show more

Technical Specs

format: DCP
frame: 1:1,85

Other festival films by director Pedro Almodóvar

1985:¿Qué He Hecho Yo para Merecer Esto?


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