The Moment of Truth The Moment of Truth

The Moment of Truth

Francesco Rosi

 
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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 Matthews January 25, 2012

A beautifully brutal tale of the exploitation of society’s have-nots, Francesco Rosi’s film is one of his very best. 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 bullfighting film ever made,” writes Svet Atanasov in a review at Blu-ray.com. “It is wild, it is brutal, it . . . Read more »


Film Essays

Current_341_080thumb_thumbnail

The Moment of Truth: The Blood of Beasts

By Peter Matthews January 25, 2012

A beautifully brutal tale of the exploitation of society’s have-nots, Francesco Rosi’s film is one of his very best. Read more »


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