WriterJulio Coll, Jose Santugini, Manuel Tamayo Release date24 February 1956 (1956-02-24) ScreenplayJulio Coll, Jose Santugini, Manuel Tamayo CastDomingo Ortega (Ricardo Puente), Antonio Bienvenida (Juan Carmona), María Asquerino (Paloma), Marisa Prado (Isabel) Similar moviesRelated Ladislao Vajda movies
Afternoon of the Bulls (Spanish: Tarde de toros) is a 1956 Spanish drama film directed by Ladislao Vajda. It was entered into the 1956 Cannes Film Festival. The film was selected as the Spanish entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 29th Academy Awards.
In the bullring of Las Ventas, in Madrid, four parallel stories are shown in the film: the senior bullfighter Ricardo Puente breaks up with his lover Paloma; the winner of the day, Juan Carmona is barely hurt by a bull because he is haunted with the notice of a new baby; Rondeño II is afraid of the bulls and afraid of the wedding with his girlfriend Ana María; finally, an innocent amateur torero dies on the sand.