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The Matador

Rating:No Rating
Genre:Documentary
Release Date:October 31, 2008
Running time:74 minutes
Cast:Lluis Agusti, Veronica Canete, David Fandila, Trini Fandila, Juan Fandila
Director:Stephen Higgins, Nina Gilden Seavey
Producer:Stephen Higgins
Distributor:City Lights Pictures

Description: This heroic tale chronicles David Fandila's quest to become the world's top-ranked bullfighter. Heart-wrenching setbacks and thrilling successes dramatize "El Fandi's" three-year journey across Spain and Latin America and into the pages of bullfighting history. It is a story of love--of a son for his family, of audiences for their heroes, of a people for their cultural traditions, and of the bullfighter's paradoxical love for the majestic beast that he must kill to create his art. As David struggles to achieve his place in the pantheon of Spain's greatest bullfighters, he is confronted by those who question the place of this ancient and brutal ritual in the modern world.

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