I can never look at the little bull which adorns the bottle of one of my favourite weekend tipples
without being reminded of 'Carnages' one of those films which European and South American directors
do so well and Hollywood often makes a balls of (there's an intended pun there).
The film opens as a handsome young Spanish bull fighter enters the arena. His performance is being
televised and watched by a young girl in France. The young man gored and the bull killed. As he
lies in a coma, the bull is butchered and the meat sent in packages to various people in Spain,
France and Belgium.
Their seemingly unconnected stories are revealed with both comic and poignant twists making
for a most satisfactory if low-key drama.
If you like off-beat quirky films and are not overly sensitive to bull-fighting scenes, then I'd
certainly recommend it. And it might just turn you off one of Spain big tourist attractions with
any luck, even though I am happy to continue drinking 'Sangre de Toro'.