Bad Education

In 1980 Madrid, young film director Enrique Goded is looking for his next project when he receives the unexpected visit of an actor looking for work. The actor claims to be Enrique’s boarding school friend and first love, Ignacio Rodriguez. Ignacio, who is now using the name Ángel Andrade, has brought a short story titled “The Visit”, hoping that Enrique would be interested in making a film out of it and give him the starring role.

Enrique is intrigued since “The Visit” describes their time together at the Catholic boarding school and it also includes a fictionalized account of their reunion many years later as adults.

Production Information

  • Known As
    • Bad Education
    • La Mala Educación
  • Country
    • Spain
  • Category
    • Movie
  • Duration
    • 1 hr. 46 min.
  • Rating
    • NC 17
  • Director
    • Pedro Almodóvar
  • Screenwriter
    • Pedro Almodóvar
  • Executive Producer
    • Agustín Almodóvar
    • Pedro Almodóvar
  • Original Release Date
    • 19 March 2004
  • Main Characters
    • Gael García Bernal Juan / Ángel Andrade / Zahara
    • Fele Martínez Enrique Goded
  • Supporting Characters
    • Raúl García Forneiro Enrique (Young)
    • Daniel Giménez Cacho Father Manolo
    • Javier Cámara Paca/Paquito
    • Petra Martínez Mother
    • Leonor Watling Monica
    • Lluís Homar Sr. Manuel Berenguer
    • Francisco Boira Ignacio
    • Nacho Pérez Ignacio (Young)
    • Juan Fernández Martín
    • Alberto Ferreiro Enrique Serrano



The Show


Tags: Gay Characters, LGBTQ+, Gay Romance, Comedy, Romance, Youth, Love At First Sight, Secret Crush, Drugs, Catholic Sexual Abuse, Religious, Crime, Drama