Live Flesh (1997)

Live Flesh (1997)

1997 R 103 Minutes

Drama | Romance | Thriller

A scorned ex-convict forces himself into the lives of the couple who put him behind bars.

Overall Rating

7 / 10
Verdict: Good

User Review

  • BarneyNuttall


    7 / 10
    Lust and desires clash in Pedro Almodovar's dramatic Live Flesh. Taking place over the span of twenty years or so, we follow Victor Plaza who is born on a bus late at night in 70s Madrid. Years later, Victor has a run-in with a past one-night stand and the police, leading to dire consequences for all involved. Through the film, we see the events that took place so long ago have a ripple effect into many lives.

    Live Flesh is directed very well. Every shot is focsued, almost like a perfect symphony of frames. The acting is also impressive, particularly Javier Bardem who convnced me completely of his paralysis. However, the story itself was a tad melodramatic for me. It was engaging but I never felt it was anything more than a good yarn.