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Aro Recommended Bad Education

 

aka: Mala EducaciĆ³n, La
Spain 2004, 101 minutes
Dir. Pedro Almodovar
In Spanish with English subtitles
Rating: [R16]
Genres: Foreign Cinema, Drama / Gay Cinema

Topics: Gender-bender.

 

Aroview: Another fascinating work from Almodovar who, after TALK TO HER, again matches his renowned taste in decor with adventurous yet controlled storytelling.

It's unusual three-tier plot tells the story of an ambitious actor and scriptwriter (Mexican superstar Bernal) whose screenplay comes alive in the imagination of a film producer who was also once his childhood friend. The film-within-a-film plot implicates and mutates characters from the 'real world' to intriguing (and gender-bending) effect, serving its main theme of identity, and culminating in a third layer and final reel revelation.

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DVD Features

  • deleted scenes
  • English subtitles for the hearing impaired
  • 'making of' documentary / featurette
  • extra stuff
  • trailers
  • aspect ratio: 2.35:1
 

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