• Dir: Pedro Almodóvar

  • Spain, 1986, Spanish, 107 min, DCP

  • Cast: Assumpta Serna, Antonio Banderas, Nacho Martínez

Sinking a sword into the bull is like an act of sex; or driving a hairpin into the lover’s neck mid-coitus – death is the ultimate orgasm. As stunning as they are lethal, the sidelined torero and the criminal lawyer find fulfilment in a relationship at its most decadent and destructive, in contrast to the innocence and vulnerability of the bullfighting pupil and his unrequited lover. A careerdefining prototype, Almodóvar exhibits his multifaceted understanding of human sexuality, and his acumen to reflect the heart and soul of modern Spain.

USA National Society of Film Critics Award: Special Award



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