Taking the Face: The Portuguese Bullfight
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Taking The Face is a full length documentary that explores the phenomenon of the Portuguese bullfight in all its forms, from the training of Matadors who may never kill in their own country, to the colorful Forcados who charge bulls head-on without weapons, to the costumed Cavaliers and their dancing horses, to the bizarre ritual of the Giant Fork, to the spectacle of Barrancos – the one brutal exception to the law prohibiting the killing of the bull in the arena. A world filled with contradiction, passion, faith and cruelty. Taking The Face follows the Touro Bravo from birth to death while exploring the rising polemic that may signal the tradition's demise.

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Directors

Matthew Bishop
Juliusz Kossakowski

Studio

CRM

Subtitles

English

Released year

2011

Duration

1 h 22 min

Genres

Documentary
Foreign/Independent
Other

Size

1.2 GB (SD)

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