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La mala educación (2004)

Directed by:
Pedro Almodóvar
COUNTRY
Spain
GENRE
Drama/Comedy
INTERNATIONAL TITLE
Bad Education
RUNNING TIME
105 minutes
Produced by:
Agustín Almodóvar
Pedro Almodóvar
Written by:
Pedro Almodóvar


Cast includes:

CHARACTER ACTOR/ACTRESS RATING
Ángel/Juan/Sahara Gael García Bernal
Enrique Goded Fele Martínez
Padre Monolo Daniel Giménez Cacho ½
Señor Manuel Berenguer Lluís Homar ½
Ignacio Francisco Boria
Paca/Paquito Javier Cámara

 

Review (English)

The 26th film from Pedro Almodóvar, La mala educación finds the Spanish master director dealing with controversial themes as usual. The setting is Madrid during the Franco era where Almodóvar portrays a world of transvestites and homosexuals. It is a world of abuse and abusers - all of whom are more or less social misfits. But in spite of its grave themes, La mala educación is both an optimistic and a receptive film, wanting to portray all its characters with an open mind. There are no simple solucions in Almodóvar's movies, which is why they are such great adventures into the human mind. If you want a movie about ordinary people, there are few Almodóvar films to recommend, but the Spanish director doesn't hide behind his eccentric and extraordinary characters - he puts himself and his film out there, and with La mala educación he is rewarded (yet again).

 

Review (español)

La película numero veintesiete de Pedro Almodóvar, La mala educación, es tal vez su más temático controvertido. Abarcando pocos años en Madrid en la era de Franco, la describe un mundo de travestidos y homosexuales que son marginados de la sociedad y los abusos deshonestos que los ponen en esta situación. Todavía la es una película muy optimista y fuerte, queriendo representar todos sus carácteres como humanos. Hay no simple soluciónes en las películas de Almodóvar, pero es esto que las hacen tan gran experiencias.

Copyright © 5.10.2004 Fredrik Gunerius Fevang [HAVE YOUR SAY]