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A Feature film by Eric Barbier

Produced by Vertigo Productions

Release in France : 19/01/2000


    Manuel, former star toreador from the nineties, exits from prison where he's served a two-year drug trafficking sentence. Having decided to sever ties with his past, he accepts a job working on a construction site. But his father, a feckless, sentimental crook, deeply in debt to gangsters, turns up and ruins his plans. All too soon, Manuel will be going down the dangerous path of night bullfights.

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    Production and distribution (3)

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    Vertigo Productions

    French distribution :

    Vertigo Productions

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    Bullfighting provided me with the codes, manners, and issues crucial to the tragedy of a character who leads a solitary life for secret, private reasons. It’s a story about unfortunate relations and impossible redemption, as well as about a social failure that transcends the specific features of any one country. The bullfighting takes place in the pitiless ring of society, which leaves no possibility of redemption for anyone who stumbles or falls. The bullfighting world is an extreme example of what’s happing in today’s society – fast money earned and lost, sudden success for winners and total oblivion for victims.

    Eric Barbier, Director

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    Full credits (13)

    Executive Producers :

    Aïssa Djabri, Farid Lahouassa, Manuel Munz

    Adaptation :

    Eric Barbier, Gaëlle Macé

    Director of Photography :

    Thierry Arbogast

    Production Manager :

    Bernard Bolzinger

    Editor :

    Jennifer Augé

    Production Designer :

    Javier Po

    Costume designer :

    Pierre-Yves Gayraud

    Assistant directors :

    Emmanuel Hamon, Manuel Gullon, Jorge Costa

    Screenwriters :

    Eric Barbier, Gaëlle Macé

    Sound recordists :

    François Waledisch, Dominique Gaborieau

    Press Attachés (film) :

    François Hassan Guerrar, Aude Thomas

    Continuity supervisor :

    Ana Silva

    Music Composers :

    Renaud Barbier, Jaime Iglesias

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    Feature film

    Coproducer countries :

    France, Belgium, Spain

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    Majority French (France, Belgium, Spain)

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    Runtime :

    1 h 25 min

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