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Bad Education 2004

  • Pedro Almodóvar
  • May 12, 2004
  • 106 mins
  • Spanish; Castilian
  • Crime, Drama, Thriller, Romance
This Pedro Almodóvar film explores the sexual misconduct in the Catholic Church in 1960’s Spain. The film is about two boys who are mistreated in a Catholic school and the struggles they face later in life with their sexual identity and hatred for priests.


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To be completely honest, I don't have the slightest idea as to what to think about Bad Education.
It's a rather complex story, told from multiple perspectives that at the end create a picture that nobody would've expected at first.
There's this constant weird feeling of a piece of the story missing, which sought for a lot of attention throughout the entire film- I can't really remember the last time a film that's neither thrilling, nor forcefully attention-seeking has actually caught my attention for such a long period of time.
All in all, Bad Education really is a film worth watching, with some almost flawless acting, a great and complex plot and told in a fantastic way that just left me rather out of words while typing this comment. Great work!

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I'm not going to tell any detail about the story of this film because if I do, it will lose all the charm. I'm just going to say that La Mala Educación tells a story full of secrets, you can feel the mystery in the air and you really don't know for sure what is going to come next. That is the reason why you'll be interested since the very beginning of the story.

The scrip is a little complex, and throughout the film you'll try to figure out what is really going on until everything is revealed and the last twist of the story is very good!

Gael García Bernal gives a great performance! His versatility is something amazing.

La Mala Educación is a tragic story told in a very original way, a fantastic work from Pedro Almodóvar.

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