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.
I love Almodovar movies because they are silly and fun. They are also extremely stylish. The first movie of his I saw was 'Women on the Verge' and it had the most amazing titles. It really puts you in a good mood for the actual movie.
Definitivamente una nueva etapa del cine de Almodóvar. El director continúa con ese lado retorcido, entre grotesco y absurdo, pero comienza a pesar su atracción por el cine de género y sus fetiches como cinéfilo empedernido. Hitchcock, De Palma, el cine de terror, el clásico y el que codea con el serie B. Una historia que empieza con un hombre castrado por su madre, y evoca a dos amantes castrados por una falta.