THE MOMENT OF TRUTH

IL MOMENTO DELLA VERITA'

Director

  • FRANCESCO ROSI

Genre

  • CLASSIC
  • DRAMA

Running Time

  • 104 min.

Year of production

  • 1964

Status

  • Completed

Photograpy

  • Colour

Screening format

  • 2K
  • Prores

HD Available

  • Yes

Synopsis

Miguel Romero is the restless son of a farmer struggling to survive in a remote, parched area of Spain. He decides to seek his fortune in Barcelona, but discovers that his tenuous contacts there can’t help him to find work. After months, earning little, unable to get ahead, he sees a poster for a famous matador in a bar and realizes that such a celebrity can make very large sums of money; so he trains as a torero and begins to make a name for himself, until eventually he achieves fame and fortune.

 

A visceral plunge into the life of a famous torero — played by real-life bullfighting legend Miguel Mateo, known as Miguelín. Charting his rise and fall with a single-minded focus on the bloody business at hand, the film is at once gritty and operatic, placing the viewer right in the thick of the ring’s action, as close to death as possible. Like all of the great Italian truth seeker’s films, this is not just an electrifying drama but also a profound and moving inquiry into a violent world —and it’s perhaps the greatest bullfighting movie ever made.

“The confrontation between intelligence and animal instinct, between reasoning and brute force … without artistry and style, it becomes vulgar butchery, and it’s merely disgusting and cruel.” – Francesco Rosi


Cast

  • MIGUEL MATEO MIGUELÍN'
  • JOSÉ GÓMEZ SEVILLANO
  • PEDRO BASAURI 'PEDRUCHO'
  • LINDA CHRISTIAN

Cinematography

  • PASQUALINO DE SANTIS
  • GIANNI DI VENANZO
  • AIACE PAROLIN

Editing

  • MARIO SERANDREI

Costumes

  • -

Original score

  • PIERO PICCIONI

Art director

  • -

Category

  • Classics
  • Feature Films

Country

  • ITALY
  • SPAIN

Shooting Language

  • ITALIAN

Screenplay

  • PEDRO BELTRÁN
  • RICARDO MUÑOZ SUAY
  • PERE PORTABELLA
  • FRANCESCO ROSI

Producer

  • Tonino Cervi
  • Antonio Levesi Cervi
  • Francesco Rosi

Production Company

  • As Films Producción
  • Federiz

Festival and Awards

  • Cannes Film Festival 1965: Nominated for Palme d'Or
  • David di Donatello Awards 1965: Best Director

Photograpy

  • Colour

Screening format

  • 2K
  • Prores

HD Available

  • Yes
Questo sito prevede l‘utilizzo di cookie. Continuando a navigare si considera accettato il loro utilizzo. Ulteriori informazioniOK