Live Flesh

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Live Flesh surveys the fallout from an act of violence with a mature melodrama that sees Pedro Almodóvar working in surprisingly restrained form.

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Victor (Liberto Rabal) goes to meet Elena (Francesca Neri) for a date. Elena, uninterested, tells Victor to leave the apartment before her dealer gets there. Their ensuing argument and struggle draw the attention of policemen Sancho (José Sancho) and David (Javier Bardem). As Elena flees, her gun goes off, paralyzing David. Six years later, Victor gets out of jail and begins having an affair with Sancho's wife, as David and Elena's marriage falls apart.

Cast & Crew

Liberto Rabal
Víctor Plaza
Ángela Molina
Clara
Pilar Bardem
Doña Centro de Mesa
Álex Angulo
Conductor del autobús
Ruth Rendell
Writer (Novel)
Agustín Almodóvar
Producer
Alberto Iglesias
Original Music
Affonso Beato
Cinematographer
José Salcedo
Film Editor
Antxón Gómez
Art Direction
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Critic Reviews for Live Flesh (Carne trémula)

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Audience Reviews for Live Flesh (Carne trémula)

  • Jul 18, 2016
    A Spanish melodrama about 5 people's lives being tangled in series of misunderstanding and deceit. I really enjoyed Almodovar's amazing storytelling techniques, the story itself was pretty darn complex too. Francesca Neri shone playing the seductive Elena while the overall ensemble had some strong chemistry. Some may enjoy the melodramatic ending while others may find it too telenovella-like.
    Sylvester K Super Reviewer
  • Apr 08, 2014
    Finally an incredible film from Almodóvar. Everything up to this point has failed to impress me considering how revered he is. When he can make a film like this I understand why critics like him. This is the first truly great film from Almodóvar.
    Jason 123 D Super Reviewer
  • Dec 04, 2011
    I don't have a lot to say about this movie. It's not one of Almodovar's best, but it's still a pretty damn good movie with some excellent acting. But it's probably not a movie that I'd ever watch again. It's really good, but there's nothing special about it.
    Jesse O Super Reviewer
  • Apr 12, 2011
    Javier Bardem, and Liberto Rabal, are easy on the eyes and make the movie worth watching. It's a mildly interesting story, somewhat predictable, and with its fair share of slow moments. And as is so often the case in Almodovar movies, the intense connection between characters is shown through melodrama...not character development. If you are a fan of Almodovar, you will enjoy this. I, apparently, am not really a fan. I don't think that I have really liked any of his movies too much.
    Cynthia S Super Reviewer

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