The Matador

(USA/Germany, 2004, 97 minutes)

A professional hitman undergoing his midlife crisis befriends a freelance engineer in a Mexico City hotel bar. Quirky comedy that makes a point of undercutting audience expectations at every turn; its unexpected charms derive from a well honed script efficiently filmed and a perfectly cast lead.

The Weinstein Company, Miramax Films, Stratus Film Company and DEJ Productions present, in association with Equity Pictures, a Furst Films/Irish Dreamtime production, in association with Arclight Films. Starring Pierce Brosnan, Greg Kinnear, Hope Davis, Philip Baker Hall, Dylan Baker, Adam Scott. Directed and written by Richard Shepard; produced by Pierce Brosnan, Beau St. Clair, Sean Furst and Bryan Furst; music by Rolfe Kent; director of photography, David Tattersall; production designer, Rob Pearson; costume designer, Catherine Thomas; film editor, Carole Kravetz-Aykanian.


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