De sable et de sang

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The title of Sand and Blood has led some to assume that this 1988 French film is a remake of the old warhorse Blood and Sand. In fact, the only thing the two properties have in common is a bullfighter as a protagonist. A sensitive matador (Patrick Catalifo) grows weary of killing and tries to escape his chosen profession. He meets a young, musically inclined doctor (Sami Frey) who likewise despises bullfighting. The two form a warm and giving friendship, which threatens to rupture when a woman enters the picture.


Sami Frey
as Manuel Vasquez
Clémentine Célarié
as Marion Vasquez
María Casares
as Dolores, Manuel's Mother
Patrick Catalifo
as Francisco Jimenez
Catherine Rouvel
as Carmina, Francisco's Mother
Pierre Forget
as Francisco's Father
Stephane Albouy
as Mario Jimenez
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