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Belmonte

A Feature film by Juan Sebastian Bollain

Release in France : 04/10/1995

    Synopsis

    Seville in the early years of this century. Juan Belmonte discovers a passion for bullfighting in a country bullring. But his life changes when he meets Calderon. This ingenious and proud ex-bullfighter becomes both a father and a mentor for Belmonte...

    Actors (7)

    Production and distribution (4)

    Co-production :

    DMVB Films

    Film exports/foreign sales :

    Open Art Productions

    Foreign production companies :

    Maestranza Films, Animedia

    French distribution :

    DMVB Films

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    International releases (2)

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    About

    "(...) "Belmonte" is not simply a film about bullfighting. In fact, Juan Belmonte could have been a painter, an actor or an architect : the most important thing is his attitude to life. What fascinates us about Belmonte is his intelligence and sense of adventure, along with the historical role he played... This man invented a new way of facing death. The bull is a monster that kills and the matador is a man who fights against death daily. The audience must sense death and understand what Belmonte felt in its presence."

    (Juan Sebastian Bollain)

    Full credits (9)

    Screenwriters :

    Juan Sebastian Bollain, Enrique Bollain, Agustin Diaz Yanes

    Director of Photography :

    Angel Luis Fernandez

    Production Manager :

    Javier Orce

    Production Designers :

    Toni Cortés, Alfonso Barajas

    Costume designer :

    M. Jose Iglesias

    Co-producers :

    Thierry Forte, Patricia Véra

    Sound Recordist :

    Julio Recuero

    Editor :

    Ivan Aledo

    Music Composer :

    Antoine Duhamel

    Technical details

    Feature film

    Genres :

    Fiction

    Production language :

    Spanish

    Coproducer countries :

    Spain, Portugal, France

    Original French-language productions :

    No

    Nationality :

    Minority French (Spain, Portugal, France)

    Production year :

    1995

    French release :

    04/10/1995

    Runtime :

    1 h 45 min

    Current status :

    Released

    Visa number :

    86.635

    Visa issue date :

    30/06/1995

    Approval :

    Yes

    Production formats :

    35mm

    Color type :

    Color

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