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Siesta (1987)




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Sky diver Clare (Ellen Barkin) wakes up disheveled and almost naked in Spain. She has left her husband Del (Martin Sheen) in Death Valley in order to find her former lover Augustine (Gabriel Byrne). She may have committed a murder, or it may all be fantasy. This film, directed by Mary Lambert is odd, confusing and sometimes downright laughable, full of preposterous plot twists and ridiculous symbolism. The plot makes little sense, and Lambert, while showing great visual style, has little concern for character or plot. It is never clear whether the mysterious visions that Claire experiences are memories or simply plot devices, and Clare's continued pursuit by a taxi driver with rusty teeth who keeps trying to rape her is ludicrous. Good performances by Barkin and Byrne, and a nice musical score by Miles Davis do nothing to save this pretentious, silly film.
R (adult situations/language, nudity, violence)
Drama , Mystery & Suspense
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Ellen Barkin
as Claire
Gabriel Byrne
as Augustine
Alexei Sayle
as Cabbie
Alexi Sayle
as Cabbie
Grace Jones
as Conchita
Gary Cady
as Roger
Daniel Martin
as Beaten Spaniard
Francisco Brana
as Park Policeman
José Lopez
as Bartender
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All Critics (5) | Top Critics (1)

It's so, what's the word? That's right: Zzzzzzz...

November 14, 2002
Kalamazoo Gazette

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I love this movie! Wonderful characters, slow pace, just enjoyed it . grace Jones, juilian sands!

Harold Tyler
Harold Tyler

I liked the twist ending, but it also left some questions as to how some of the prior actions could have occurred.

Gina B.
Gina B.

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