A Matadors Mistress (2008)

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  • IMDb page: A Matadors Mistress (2008)
  • Rate: 5.7/10 total 835 votes 
  • Genre: Biography | Drama | Romance
  • Release Date: 31 March 2010 (France)
  • Runtime: 92 min | Germany:115 min (European Film Market)
  • Filming Location: Alcoy, Alicante, Comunidad Valenciana, Spain
  • Budget: $28,000,000(estimated)
  • Director: Menno Meyjes
  • Stars: Adrien Brody, Penélope Cruz and Nacho Aldeguer
  • Original Music By: Dan Jones  Gabriel Yared   
  • Sound Mix: Dolby Digital
  • Plot Keyword: Manager | Fan | Religious Shrine | Horn | Religion

Writing Credits By:

    (in alphabetical order)

  • Menno Meyjes  writer

Known Trivia

    Goofs: Continuity: While in the car driving in the country the matador and his manager are talking about the three rules and the manager's cigarette switches sides of his mouth from shot to shot throughout the scene without the camera showing that he moved it in the previous shot.

    Plot: The film starts in the trip from Sevilla to Linares, where Manolete stops in Córdoba to see his mother. He will be remembering some passages of his life. Full summary » |  »

    Story: "A Matador's Mistress" is a tragically eloquent dance of the cold brutality of uncommitted love and the high stakes of the Bullfight. Immerse yourself in the culture of Spain surrounding the age old traditions of the Matador. While the bullfight is controversial by today's standards, the ancient art-form is depicted with unflinching realism. The story is of man against beast, the bullfighter's zen, if you will; his nightly dance with death. A world-class lover enters his world; their code is their truth. Life being lived, edgy, relentlessly flirting with disaster, untamed, beautiful.Written by Amanda Abernathy  

    {tab=FullCast & Crew}

    Produced By:

    • Víctor Albarrán known as line producer
    • Carola Ash known as associate producer
    • Andrés Vicente Gómez known as executive producer
    • Andrés Vicente Gómez known as producer
    • Stephen Margolis known as executive producer
    • Albert Martinez Martin known as executive producer
    • Michael A. Pierce known as executive producer
    • Mark Williams known as executive producer

    FullCast & Crew:

    • Adrien Brody known as Manuel Rodríguez Sánchez "Manolete"
    • Penélope Cruz known as Lupe Sino
    • Nacho Aldeguer known as Luis Miguel Dominguín
    • Enrique Arce
    • Dritan Biba known as Critic
    • Pedro Casablanc
    • Antonio de la Fuente
    • Berta de la Dehesa
    • Juan Echanove known as Pepe Camará
    • Enrique Hernández
    • Luis Hostalot
    • Josep Linuesa known as Enrique de Ahumada
    • Javier Mejía
    • Ann Mitchell known as Doña Angustias
    • Denise Moreno
    • Natalia Moreno
    • Xabier Murua
    • Omar Muñoz known as Young Manolete
    • Pepe Ocio
    • Sergio Otegui
    • Tomás Pozzi
    • Quique
    • Santiago Segura known as Guillermo
    • Beatriz Webe known as Doble

    ..{tab=Supporting Department}Makeup Department:

    • María Amaro known as assistant makeup artist
    • Marta Arce known as hair stylist reinforcement
    • Ainhoa Eskisabel known as assistant hair stylist
    • Juan Espinosa known as assistant makeup artist
    • Ana Lozano known as makeup artist
    • Mercedes Luján known as additional makeup artist
    • Iñaki Maestre known as makeup artist
    • David Martí known as special makeup supervisor
    • Diana Ortiz known as additional hair stylist
    • Diana Ortiz known as additional makeup artist
    • Antonio Panizza known as hair stylist
    • Eva Quilez known as assistant makeup artist
    • Gregorio Ros known as hair stylist
    • Sandra Tejedor known as makeup department
    • Arjen Tuiten known as special makeup effects artist: DDT

    Art Department:

    • Boris Fernandez known as art department
    • Laura Laviña known as assistant art director
    • Alejandra Loiseau known as set designer
    • Nieves Monterde known as assistant art director
    • Patricia Picazo known as art department assistant


    Production Companies:

    • Iberoamericana Films Producción
    • Future Films
    • Manolete Productions
    • Quinta Communications
    • Pierce/Williams Entertainment
    • e-m-s new media (in association with)
    • Trivisión S.L. (in association with)
    • Televisión Española (TVE) (with the participation of)
    • Canal+ España (with the participation of)
    • Ministerio de Cultura (with the support of)
    • Ciudad de la Luz (with the collaboration of)
    • Lolafilms (uncredited)
    • Sequence Film (uncredited)

    Other Companies:

    • Ciudad de la Luz  sound stages
    • Future Post Production  sound post-production
    • Pecera Estudio  post-production sound services
    • Tirelli Costumi  costumes by


    • G2 Pictures (2010) (UK) (all media)
    • Gravitas Ventures (2011) (USA) (video) (VOD)
    • 3L Filmverleih (2009) (Germany) (theatrical)
    • FS Film Oy (2009) (Finland) (theatrical)
    • Independent Films (2009) (Netherlands) (theatrical)
    • Ledafilms (2009) (Mexico) (theatrical)
    • Quinta Communications (2010) (France) (theatrical)
    • Eagle Pictures (2010) (Italy) (all media)
    • Lolafilms Distribución (2010) (Spain) (all media)
    • Odeon (2010) (Greece) (all media)
    • Television (2007) (Romania) (all media)
    • VVS Films (2010) (Canada) (DVD)
    • VVS Films (2010) (Canada) (all media)
    • Vision Film Distribution (2010) (Poland) (all media)
    • Viva Pictures (2011) (USA) (DVD)
    • Xenon Pictures (2011) (USA) (DVD)

    ..{tab=Other Stuff}Visual Effects by:

    • Maria Aleman known as digital compositor
    • Juan Alonso known as digital effects artist
    • José Luis Aragón Moreno known as digital compositor
    • Abraham Diaz Parra known as paint/roto artist
    • Ricardo G. Elipe known as senior visual effects compositor
    • Belén Fuentes known as visual effects producer
    • Beatriz Gomez known as visual effects production assistant
    • Fernando Gonzalez known as digital effects artist
    • Miguel Angel Gómez known as visual effects producer
    • Jonathan Hills known as visual effects supervisor
    • Antonio J. Jimenez known as digital effects artist
    • Dani Kei V. Kaneda known as digital compositor
    • Quico Noizeux known as digital compositor
    • Ines Osoro Perez-Puchal known as paint/roto artist
    • Carlos Rubio known as digital compositor
    • Marta Velázquez known as digital compositor
    • Monica Verdu known as digital compositor
    • Monica Verdu known as title designer
    • Dani Villalba known as visual effects: INFINIA-BCN

    Release Date:

    • Canada 6 September 2008 (Toronto International Film Festival)
    • Germany 5 February 2009 (European Film Market)
    • Hong Kong 23 March 2009 (Hong Kong Filmart)
    • USA 4 November 2009 (American Film Market)
    • France 31 March 2010
    • Italy 14 May 2010
    • Spain 14 May 2010
    • Russia 3 June 2010 (DVD premiere)
    • Belgium 9 June 2010
    • Poland 28 June 2010
    • UK 23 August 2010 (DVD premiere)
    • Israel 23 December 2010
    • USA June 2011 (VOD premiere)
    • USA 7 June 2011 (video premiere)
    • USA 7 June 2011 (DVD premiere)
    • USA 7 June 2011 (re-release)
    • Japan 2 December 2011 (DVD premiere)


    Filmography links and data courtesy of The Internet Movie Database

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