Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Matador [1986]

A matador in training takes the blame for a series of kills – though it would seem improbable.

Trying to sum up this film is tough because I’m not really sure how much Pedro expects the audience to pick-up on in the beginning – simply because how the film unfolds. It unfolds rather slowly – and rather cumbersomely with no narrative really followed or blended carefully in with the others. You begin to wonder if a character’s story is completed as you don’t see them for a while – and another set of characters dominate – then they turn up again. I liked it but there was some obvious flaws in the storytelling – and a few holes in the story – I’ll venture out and give it a 4 out of 5.

[directed by Pedro Almodovar]

1 comment:

  1. That's an Almodovar film I've wanted to see for a long time, but it's impossible to find here, thanks to the evil of region coding.