The Moment of Truth The Moment of Truth

The Moment of Truth

Francesco Rosi

 
The Moment of Truth (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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  • Italy
  • 1965
  • 107 minutes
  • Color
  • 2.35:1
  • Italian
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  • Spine #595

The Moment of Truth (Il momento della verità), from director Francesco Rosi, is a visceral plunge into the life of a famous torero—played by real-life bullfighting legend Miguel Mateo, known as Miguelín. Charting his rise and fall with a single-minded focus on the bloody business at hand, the film is at once gritty and operatic, placing the viewer right in the thick of the ring’s action, as close to death as possible. Like all of the great Italian truth seeker’s films, this is not just an electrifying drama but also a profound and moving inquiry into a violent world—and it’s perhaps the greatest bullfighting movie ever made.

Disc Features

  • New high-definition digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray edition
  • Exclusive interview with director Francesco Rosi from 2004
  • New English subtitle translation
  • PLUS: A booklet featuring a new essay by critic Peter Matthews

    New cover by Eric Skillman

Film Essays

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The Moment of Truth: The Blood of Beasts

By Peter MatthewsJanuary 25, 2012

Creating an effect of pity and terror unique in Francesco Rosi’s cinema, The Moment of Truth . . . Read more »

Press Notes

Press Notes: The Moment of Truth

February 15, 2012

“Francesco Rosi’s The Moment of Truth is an astonishing film, arguably the greatest . . . Read more »


Film Essays

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The Moment of Truth: The Blood of Beasts

By Peter MatthewsJanuary 25, 2012

Creating an effect of pity and terror unique in Francesco Rosi’s cinema, The Moment of Truth . . . Read more »


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