Matador
Country of Origin: Spain
Production year: 1986
Director: Pedro Almodóvar
Rating: Rating
UPC [Locale]: Disc ID: D8EF-BEC0-9727-F34F
Running time: 1:46 (106 Min.)
Casetype: Digipak
Format: NTSC, Anamorphic Widescreen 1.85:1
DVD-Format: Single-Sided, Double-Layered
Released: January 30, 2007
Collection type: Owned (#4603)
Status: Available
Purchase date: January 30, 2007
Purchase price: Hidden
Review (movie): 0 / 10
Review (video): 0 / 10
Overview
This twisted, brave, funny film from Spanish director Pedro Almodóvar takes an unflinching look at the link between sex, death, and religion. Antonio Banderas stars as Ángel, a sensitive student of matador Diego (Nacho Martinez), whose goring at the horns of a bull has left him obsessed with killing. In order to prove his manhood to Diego, the misguided Ángel tries to rape his model girlfriend (Eva Cobo), and when that fails, he confesses to a string of murders he didn’t commit. María (Assumpta Serna), a mysterious, attractive lawyer, takes his case but winds up falling for Diego, revealing some dark secrets of her own. The pair begin a beautifully doomed romance as a police inspector (Eusebio Poncela) begins to fathom who the real killer, or killers, may be. MATADOR is fast-moving, disturbing, erotic, and undeniably brilliant.
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Genres
Drama
Studios
Production Studios:
 • Compañía Iberoamericana de TV
 • Televisión Española (TVE)
Media Companies:
 • Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
Audio format
Spanish  Dolby Digital 2-Channel Stereo
Subtitles
English
French
Discs
# Description A B DS DL A DL B
1Main Feature
Features
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Crew
Direction
Pedro Almodóvar....Director
Writing
Pedro Almodóvar....Screenwriter
Pedro Almodóvar....Original Material By
Jesús Ferrero....Screenwriter
Jesús Ferrero....Original Material By
Production
Andrés Vicente Gómez....Executive Producer
Cinematography
Ángel Luis Fernández....Director of Photography
Film Editing
José Salcedo....Film Editor
Music
Bernardo Bonezzi....Composer
Sound
Enrique Molinero....Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Bernard Ortion....Sound
Cast
Assumpta Serna....María
Antonio Banderas....Angel
Nacho Martínez....Diego
Eva Cobo....Eva
Julieta Serrano....Berta
Chus Lampreave....Pilar
Carmen Maura....Julia
Eusebio Poncela....Comisario
Bibiana Fernández....Vendedora Flores
Luis Ciges....Guarda
Eva Siva....Asistenta María y Diego
Verónica Forqué....Periodista
Pepa Merino....Secretaria María
Lola Peno....Alumna 1º
Marisa Tejada....Alumna 2º
Mercedes Jiménez....Alumna 3º
Francesca Romana....Alumna 4º
Jesús Ruyman....Tipo 1º
Milton Díaz....Tipo 2º
Angie Gray....Chica Ana
Alicia Mora....Fiel
Laly Salas....Fiel
Jaime Chávarri....Sacerdote
Marcelo García Flores....Policia 1º
Agustín Almodóvar....Policia 2º
Kika....Locutora T.V.
Concha Hidalgo....Tata Angel
Juan Sanchez....Enfermero
Antonio Passy....Otorrino
Kike Turmix....Tipo pelea 1º
Julián Sánchez....Tipo pelea 2º