Diego is a matador unable to get back into the ring after having been impaled by a bull. He is reduced to teaching the art of bullfighting to younger folks, including a fan, Angel, (Banderas) who is a little twisted: he can’t stand the sight of blood. A Pedro Almodóvar brilliant early black comedy.
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Even if one does not like a certain Almodóvar film, they will ever be able to say that it was not photographed beautifully. Each shot is composed so carefully, that the films are worth watching even if only for the cinematography. The story is not as great as some of his other films, but it's not boring. I felt the first few minutes were a bit too uncomfortable, but overall, the film works perfectly for me.