"WITH A LICENCE TO
After Seville, the "feria"
in Nimes, in the south of France is the largest festival of bullfight in the
Mediterranean. Bullfights take place daily in Nimes´ arena . Top Spanish matadors,
mounted and novice matadors, novilleros take part. Public interest in
this event is enormous and the arena, seating 16.000 is sold out for the whole
The streets of Nimes are filled
with cultural activity: musicians from all over the world, flamenco dancers,
theatre, art exibitions etc. In the evenings hundreds of bodegas open
their doors and pastice flows freely.
In this film, we meet some of
the protagonists of the spectacle, among them Marie-Sara Bourseiller, the
only torera to appear in the larger arenas around the world, and the
Spanish novillero Antonio Borrero Chamaco, at age eighteen young as
many of his fans, who call him "Kamikaze-Kid" .. two of a few
dozen licensed matadores ( spanish for "killers" )
to appear in one of only 31 French towns and cities where the animal
protection law does not apply.
We follow them and thousands of aficionados
through the streets of Nimes and into the ancient arena. We have the chance to
watch and to question many of the people involved in the renaissance of a ritual
which origins can be traced back as far as the history of that arena, a
weathered ruin built by the Romans 2000 years ago.
Programm length: 48 Minutes BETA
SP Stereo. Complete soundtrack composed and recorded for the film