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FILM DETAILS
Certificate 18
Cast
Liberto Rabal
Francesca Neri
Javier Bardem
Directors
Pedro Almodovar
Screenwriters
Ray Loriga
Pedro Almodovar
Jorge Guerricaechevarria
Running Time
97 minutes

Live Flesh
Almodovar stumbles with this poor effort based on a Ruth Rendell novel.


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Plot
Based on a Ruth Rendell novel we follow the haphazrd life of Victor.


Verdict
While despair underlies Almodovar's film, it does end on an optimistic note as the director attempts to lighten up with some misplaced jokes. These, though, are never any more than a brief respite from the irritating mess in which the characters embroil themselves.


Reviewed by Giala Murray

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