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A Matador's Mistress

3.3 out of 5 stars 42 customer reviews

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Adrien Brody and Penélope Cruz star as legendary Spanish matador Manolete and his
hot-tempered girlfriend Lupe Sino in director Menno Meyjes tale of love and bullfighting. The
film is set in 1940s Spain and tells the story of Manolete s romantic quest for Lupe Sino's heart,
which continued until 1947, when he died in the bull ring at age 30.

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Product Details

  • Actors: Adrien Brody, Penelope Cruz, Nacho Aldeguer
  • Directors: Menno Meyjes
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Color, NTSC, Widescreen
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated:
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    Not Rated
  • Studio: XENON
  • DVD Release Date: June 7, 2011
  • Run Time: 92 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (42 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B004QI14KW
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #55,286 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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By Grady Harp HALL OF FAMETOP 100 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on May 8, 2011
Format: DVD
Probably of all the matadors of history Manuel Laureano Rodríguez Sánchez (4 July 1917 - 28 August 1947) known as "Manolete" is the most famous. 'He rose to prominence shortly after the Spanish Civil War and is considered by some to be the greatest bullfighter of all time. His style was sober and serious, with few concessions to the gallery, and he excelled at the 'suerte de matar'--the kill. Manolete's contribution to bullfighting included being able to stand very still while passing the bull close to his body and, rather than giving the passes separately, he was able to remain in one spot and link four or five consecutive passes together into compact series. He popularized a pass with the muleta called the "Manoletina," which is normally given just before entering to kill with the sword. In addition to all of the major bullrings of Spain, he had very important triumphs in Plaza Mexico. He died following a goring in the right upper leg as he killed the fifth bull of the day, the Miura bull Islero, an event that left Spain in a state of shock. Manolete received his fatal goring in the town of Linares where he appeared alongside the up-and-coming matador Luis Miguel Dominguín, who, after Manolete's death, proclaimed himself to be number one. In response to Manolete's death, General Francisco Franco, then dictator of Spain, ordered three days of "national mourning", during which only funeral dirges were heard on the radio.Read more ›
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This movie is not a good movie...unless you are a fan of bullfighting. The story of Manolete as depicted in this movies is sloppy. It does not show Manolete's rise to stardom and becoming Spain's hero. It quickly and directly goes from meeting Lupe, meeting his manager and then poof, he's a star.

What is good about this movie is some of the old footage of the real Manolete in the ring. The fashions and the world of bullfighting as it was 60 years ago are a delight to watch. Penelope Cruz is always wonderful but the relationship portrayed with el diestro Manolete is mostly fiction. Adrien Brody's resemblance to Manolete is nothing short of uncanny.
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If the entire film contained the pathos of the last twenty minutes, I would give it five stars. SPOILER ALERT: Most Americans won't like that scene because they will think it drags on. It does, but so does the moment of death, and this death, and the way it touches the lives of others, is one of the most beautiful moving moments in film.

The dialogue at the end, between the mistress and the manager, "So I killed him?" -- "No, we all killed him!"

I laughed aloud a few times, I liked what I thought of as the realism, the capturing of 1948 Spain (and 1952 Mexico), and the acting was superb throughout. I enjoyed the passionate, gritty, wailing flamenco singing. If bullfighting is as old as ancient Minoan tales, then this film has a timeless theme: that humanity, in courting its destiny, is courting its death.

Despite loving parts of this film, I would give it three stars because I just hated the bullfighting scenes, however well-done and choreographed they were, and they were brilliant! The whole animal cruelty aspect upset me, even knowing that the cattle whose flesh I roast on the barbecue each week die more horribly.
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I tell you why:
1. The director had all five star cliches he could party with:
2. The matador, played by an absolutely elegant Adrien Brody
3. The seductress with a past, that would drive men crazy- although the oh so beautiful Penelope did not need a fake ass to make her remarkable in that sense (that was kind of embarrassing.) Here, she blends Sophia Loren, Paz Vega and "Gilda".
4. The matador constant furious attraction for love-and-death
5. Spain
6. Passion
7. Blood
8. The traps and hardship behind success
9. The mother figure disputing the man with the seductress

Too many ingredients for a quick meal! He assembled enough to make an epic story. Instead, he had to condense it all in a short time, so that you feel like there is no main knot in the drama to be solved: a little bit of infidelity, a little bit of family issues, a little bit of the matador art by itself, and then a little bit of her past to add trouble here and there, but no depth in any questions. The actors do good and look so good, that we do wish we could relate to the characters more, maybe feel the passion that drives lovers into the dark pits of existence, but the chemistry does not happen.
Visually glamorous. Bad dialogues. No convincing emotion.
My suggestion: watch it before you buy it. See if it rocks your world.
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Interesting inter mixture of vintage bullfight newsreel footage with the actors
Adrian Brody seemed a strange choice for a Spanish matador but looks a lot like Manolete and did credible job of portraying him.
The bullfight scenes are extremely realistic and convey much of what it feels like to attend a real bullfight,
Intriguing depiction of how an isolated ritualized life as a revered matador could have been disrupted by a self confident iconoclastic beautiful woman who doesn't accept male dominated society of bullfighting.
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