This movie is also known as Manolete, The Passion Within, or Blood and Passion.
Starring: Adrien Brody, Penelope Cruz, Santiago Segura, Josep Linuesa, Nacho Aldeguer
Written by: Menno Meyjes
Directed by: Menno Meyjes
Rated: Not Rated (I would say PG-13, leaning toward R)
Released: September 6, 2008 (Canada, Toronto Film Festival)
Overall score: 5/10
Brody performance: 6/10
Adrien trained with a dialect coach for this film, but ended up using his own voice/accent, with a few random words pronounced accurately. Sort of like an American newscaster (you know what I’m talking about).
I’m not sure why this happened, given the character he played was a real person born and raised in Spain. Perhaps trying the accent was distracting him too much from the emotional parts, so they scrapped it. Whatever the reason, it’s distracting to have the lead sound American, when everyone else sounds Spanish.