De Sable et de Sang (1988)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Psychological Drama, Romantic Drama  |   Run Time - 101 min.  |   Countries - France  |  
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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.

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matador, doctor, friendship, love-triangle, bullfighter