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The Matador
Documentary
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. Rated No Rating .
 
Cast: David Fandila, Veronica Canete, Lluis Agusti
Produced by: Stephen Higgins
Directed by: Stephen Higgins, Nina Gilden Seavey
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Running time: 1hr 14min
Opens: Oct 31, 2008 NY
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