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Moment Of Truth (1964) (Criterion Collection Region 1) - Rosi, Francesco
Releasedatum: 24 januari 2012

The Moment of Truth, from director Francesco Rosi (Salvatore Giuliano) is a visceral plunge into the life of a famous torero—played by real-life bullfighting legend Miguel Mateo, known as Miguelin. 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 a not just an electrifying drama but also a profound and moving inquiry into a violent world—and perhaps the greatest bullfighting movie ever made.

New high-definition digital restoration

Interview with director Francesco Rosi from 2004

New and improved English subtitle translation

PLUS: A booklet featuring an essay by critic Peter Matthews


€ 28.99

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