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Bad Education (La Mala Educación)

Director: Pedro Almodóvar

Genre: Drama

Year: 2004

Running time: 106 minutes

Territory: International

Studio: Fox

Cast: Gael Garcia Bernal, Fele Martinez, Javier Camara, Daniel Gimenez Cacho, Lluis Homar, Francisco Maestre

Language options: Dialogue - ES | Subtitle - EN

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.


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