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    Taking The Face: The Portuguese Bullfight - Trailer

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    Juliusz Kossakowski

    by Juliusz Kossakowski

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    Taking The Face explores the phenomenon of the Portuguese bullfight - a world filled with contradiction, passion, faith and cruelty. From the training of Matadors who may never kill in their own country, to the colorful Forcados who charge bulls head-on without weapons, to the costumed Cavaliers and their dancing horses, to bizarre ritual of the Giant Fork, to the spectacle of Barrancos – the one brutal exception to the law prohibiting the death of the bull in the arena - the picture follows the Touro Bravo from birth to death while exploring the rising polemic that may signal the tradition’s demise.