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FILM DETAILS
Certificate 15
Cast
Gael Garcia Bernal
Fele Martinez
Daniel Gimenez Cacho
Gael Garcia Bernal
Fele Martinez
Daniel Gimenez Cacho
Lluis Homar
Directors
Pedro Almodovar
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Screenwriters
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Pedro Almodovar
Running Time
105 minutes

Bad Education
A tale of priests, transvestites and filmmakers as told by Almodóvar.


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Plot
Years after their intense schoolboy relationship ended, Ignacio calls filmmaker Enrique, leaving him a manuscript. Reading it, Enrique recognises events from their boyhood and is moved to re-investigate the past.


Verdict
Not everyone's cup of caustic soda, this is inarguably served up with panache, from the Hitchcockian title sequence to the incorporation of torrid vintage melodramas the boys adore at the cinema and some slyly executed postscripts.


Reviewed by Angie Errigo

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