The film opens in Mexican bullring where a group of clowns, one dressed as a rejoneador (a matador on horseback) (Tony Musante) and riding a fake horse, enter the ring and the matador fights a steer with a rubber tipped spear. In the crowd sits a gringo who the clown recognizes and grows uneasy by his presence. The gringo, Sergei Kowalski (Franco Nero), begins a narration on the how the two met and the basis of their relationship.
This scene was filmed in Las Ventas, Madrid bullring in the Plaza de Toros Madrid, Spain.
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