Bad Education (aka La Mala Educacion) (UK)
A film by Pedro Almodovar
Running Time: 106 mins
Retail Price: £19.99
Content Type: Movie
Madrid, 1980. A young and successful film director, Enrique Goded (Fele Martínez) is searching for an idea for his next film. One day, whilst scouring newspapers for a worthwhile story to translate to the screen, he is visited by a childhood friend, Ignacio Rodriguez (Gael García Bernal) who is now an actor going by the name of Angel Andrade. He gives Enrique a short story called `The Visit` based on the experiences that he and Enrique had at school 16 years earlier. The short story recalls the two boys love for each other and how their school principal and literature teacher, Father Manolo (Daniel Gimenez Cacho) expelled Enrique because he himself was in love with Ignacio...
Teaser trailer. Theatrical trailer. Television spots. Making of montage. Photo gallery. Press book. Costume design feature. Deleted scenes.
Widescreen Anamorphic 2.35:1
Dolby Digital 5.1 Spanish
Daniel Giménez Cacho
Gael García Bernal
Your Opinions and Comments
The two leads give superb performances and give a lot of depth to the characters.
The video transfer is very good. There are no compression signs and the picture is nice and crisp.
The DD 5.1 soundtrack is good, too. There`s barely a usage of the surrounds, but that`s totally acceptable for this kind of a movie.
The menus are animated with sound.
The extras include a behind the scenes featurette, 2 deleted scenes and a picture gallery.
Bottom line - a good and heartfelt drama with an almost decent disc to match.