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Live Flesh is a espagnol film of genre Drama directed by Pedro Almodóvar released in USA on 28 october 1997 with Javier Bardem

Live Flesh (1997)

Carne trémula

Live Flesh
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Released in USA 28 october 1997
Length 1h41
Directed by
Genres Drama,    Thriller,    Romance,    Erotic thriller
Rating73% 3.698583.698583.698583.698583.69858

Live Flesh (Spanish: Carne Trémula) is a 1997 Spanish romantic drama thriller film, written and directed by Pedro Almodóvar, starring Liberto Rabal, Javier Bardem, and Francesca Neri. The film is loosely based on Ruth Rendell's book Live Flesh.


Madrid, Christmas 1970: with the nation under a state of emergency ordered by the Franco regime, a young prostitute, Isabel Plaza Caballero (Penélope Cruz), gives birth on a bus to a son she names Victor. Twenty years later, Victor Plaza (Liberto Rabal) shows up for a date he made with Elena (Francesca Neri), a junkie with whom he had sex a week earlier. Waiting for her dealer to arrive, Elena is not interested in seeing Victor and tells him to leave. Finally she gets a gun and orders him out of the flat. Enraged, Victor wrestles the gun from her; in the process Elena gets knocked out, and the gun goes off.


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