Theatrical Release Date: TBC
Home Ent. Release Date: 03 Dec 2006
The film that made Spanish director Pedro Almodovar (Talk to Her, All About my Mother) an international sensation, Matador is the tale of Diego, a crippled matador who kills prostitutes to satisfy his morbid sexual desires. Step in his young, sexually repressed psychic student (a young Antonio Banderas) who confesses to the murders. At the trial, he is represented by Maria, a beautiful female lawyer with an equally dark and deadly sexual hang-up… What follows is a deathly pas de deux, in which Matador and lawyer assume the roles of bull and bullfighter in a sexually charged game which, if played right, can only have one deadly outcome. This amazingly accomplished film exploring the thin line between sex and death, courtship and conquering wryly documents the huge upheavals happening in Spanish society at the time it was made. It earned the director worldwide acclaim as a maker of intelligent, sophisticated films and catapulted him onto the global stage. Yet Almodovar still treats this graphic, exquisite, elegant, beautiful and breathtakingly sexy film in his usual way, weaving into it his cynical and ironic thread of humour, ending up with one of the most erotic, passionate dark comedies ever seen.