Live Flesh

Film, Thrillers
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This free but sensitive adaptation of Ruth Rendell's thriller is Almodóvar's most impressive film to date - darker, straighter and far more controlled than his camp extravaganzas. A story of obsession, hatred, jealousy and revenge, it concerns a young man sent to prison for his accidental involvement in a police raid that went disastrously wrong. He comes out - and he wants the crippled cop who helped to put him away. The performances are spot on, the control of pace, mood and narrative is assured, the visuals are crisp, stylish and imaginative, and the whole film has, for Almodóvar, an unprecedented weight and substance.

By: GA

Release details

Duration: 101 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Pedro Almodóvar
Screenwriter: Pedro Almodóvar, Ray Loriga, Jorge Guerricaechevarria
Cast: Francesca Neri
Javier Bardem
José Sancho
Angela Molina
Liberto Rabal
Penelope Cruz
Pilar Bardem
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