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La mala educacion (Bad Education) Movie Review Summary

Actors: Gael Garcia Bernal, Fele Martinez, Daniel Gimenez Cacho

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Enrique Goded (Martinez), a Spanish filmmaker, has had one minor success but is at a loss for his next project. One day a young actor named Ignacio (Bernal, the star of Y Tu Mama Tambien and The Motorcycle Diaries) shows up and claims he was a classmate of Enrique's in their private Catholic boys school. Ignacio has written a story based on their experiences, involving a youthful crush broken up by a priest, Father Manolo (Cacho), who desired Ignacio for himself and ended up molesting him. Goded is intrigued by the story for a film, but even more curious about the fact that "Ignacio" is not his old school buddy after all, though he is trying to blackmail the now ex-priest Father Manolo, who now calls himself Manuel Berenguer. After some heated negotiation, Enrique allows the stranger to play the character of Ignacio in the film.
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As more people from the actor's and director's lives and pasts turn up, secrets and deceptions continue to reveal themselves. This is Spanish writer-director Pedro Almodovar's 2004 project, and like his other films, it is strange, surprising, and gorgeously photographed.
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Plot & Themes

Time/era of movie:    -   2000's+ (present) Taboo Sex Story?    -   Yes Kind of sex:    -   molestation    -   Gay guys! Job/Profession/Poverty Story?    -   Yes Job:    -   filmmaker/producer

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   actor Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   Hispanic/Latinic

Setting

Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   Spain City?    -   Yes Small town?    -   Yes Misc setting    -   theater

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   kissing    -   touching of personal anatomy    -   actual description of sex    -   seeing nude male butt Any profanity?    -   Occasional swearing

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