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NC-17| 1 hr. 44 min.

Plot Summary
When an old friend brings filmmaker Enrique Goded (Fele Martínez) a semi-autobiographical script chronicling their adolescence, Enrique is forced to relive his youth spent at a Catholic boarding school. Weaving through past and present, the script follows a transvestite performer (Gael García Bernal) who reconnects with a grade school sweetheart. Spurred on by this chance encounter, the character reflects on her childhood sexual victimization and the trauma of closeting her sexual orientation.

Cast: Fele Martínez , Gael García Bernal , Daniel Giménez Cacho , Lluís Homar , Javier Cámara , Petra Martínez , Nacho Pérez , Raúl García Forneiro

Director: Pedro Almodóvar

Genres: Drama

Distributor: Sony Pictures Classics

Bad Education (2004)

Release Date: November 19th, 2004|1 hr. 44 min.

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  • 100
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    A rapturous masterwork. show more

  • 75
    Carla Meyer San Francisco Chronicle

    Intoxicating and flawed. show more

  • 50
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    After two flat-out triumphs in a row, "All About My Mother" in 1999 and last year's breathtaking "Talk To Her," Pedro Almodóvar hasn't done it again. Yet lesser Almodóvar -- in this instance "Bad Education" -- is better than most of the movies we see. show more

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