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Blood and Sand




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English Title: Blood and Sand
Japanese Title: 血と砂
Romanized Title: Chi to Suna

Troupe: Moon
Year: 2001
Performances: Bow Hall, 10/20 - 10/29; Nippon Seinenkan Hall, 11/2 - 11/8

Based On: The novel by Vicente Blasco Ibanez
Supervisor: Shibata Yukihiro
Adaptor/Director: Saitou Yoshimasa
Composer: Takahashi Kuni
Choreographer: Koido Hideya, Kenji Nakao

Available on DVD: Yes (release date 12/13/10)
DVD Scene/Music Cuts: None

Cast

RoleCast
Juan Gallardo (a famous matador)Shiomi Maho
Plumitas Gallardo (a chivalrous thief, Juan's younger brother)Oozora Yuuhi
Donna Sol (Juan's lover)Saijou Mie
Detective Guardiaola Yoshizuki Eri
Detective LopezNatsuki Reo
Carmen Magdalena (Juan's wife)Shiina Aoi
Pescadero (a matador Juan looked up to)Isono Chihiro
Felicia Reoderino (matador manager)Mimi Anri
Doctor Luis (A backer of Juan)Isshiki Ruka
Garabato (Juan's friend)Kusunoki Keika
Angustias (Juan and Plumitas's mother)Kou Akemi
Dali Fuentes (an up-and-coming matador) / Chiripa (A friend of the Gallardos)Shijou Rui
Lucia (Plumitas's lover)Otoki Sunao
Marquis MoraimaTaiju Maki
Dalia (works for "El Alcon")Akane Mitsuki
Alfonso (works for "El Alcon")Takaki Amane
Canizares (works for "El Alcon")Asabuki Yuika
Franchesca (works for "El Alcon")Mihou Aya
Incarnation (Juan and Plumitas's sister)Houjou Rumi
Antonio (Incarnation's husband)Natsume Rin
Juan (boy)Yukina Tsugumi
Plumitas (boy)Shirosaki Ai
Sonia Luis (Luis's dughter)Madoka Sakura
AncumasurMano Sugata
SebastianAyana Oto
A Woman of BilbaoAoba Michiru
DulcineaMiyume Himari
Street Thug AAyazuki Seri
Street Thug BShiratori Kasuga


Summary

WARNING!! MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS!!


As children, Juan and Plumitas dream of becoming bullfighters. But one day when they go to the ring, they are offered a chance to fight the bulls and become candidates. Juan freezes, and it is their friend Chiripa who jumps into the ring. Chiripa is killed, and then Juan unfreezes and draws off the bulls. He is hailed as having great potential and is recruited. Plumitas can't believe Juan would do this when Chiripa has been killed, and the two brothers become estranged.

While Juan becomes a new matador legend, Plumitas asks his sweetheart to marry him and moves with her to the city to start a new life. But Lucia is killed, run over by a thoughtless noble. Plumitas swears revenge and becomes "El Alcon", the thief and assassin.

Meanwhile, although married to his childhood sweatheart, Juan becomes ensnared by Donna Sol. He becomes completely obsessed with her. Jealous of his usurped matador position, Pescadero hires Plumitas to kill Juan. Plumitas finds this darkly humorous. While following Juan he finds out about Donna Sol. Donna Sol, meanwhile, has found a new, younger matador and dumps Juan. This drives Juan more than slightly crazy.

Plumitas visits Carmen and tells her about Juan's lover. He attempts to seduce her, but Carmen's sweetness prevents him. Carmen leaves Juan, and joins a nunnery.

Eventually, Juan and Plumitas reconcile. Juan is killed by a bull in the ring, egged on by Donna Sol. Plumitas is trapped by the police and shot, falling next to his brother in the sand.


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