Live Flesh

Live Flesh
Live Flesh
  • R
  • 1h 41m
  • 1998
Certified Fresh80%
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From critically acclaimed, erotically candid writer/director Pedro Almodóvar (Tie Me Up, Tie Me Down ; Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown) comes a raw, seductive tale based on a novel by British mystery writer Ruth Rendell. When naive, lovestruck Victor (Liberto Rabal) attempts to seduce beautiful and wealthy but strung-out junkie Elena (Francesca Neri), all he gets for his trouble is a one-way, six-year ticket to prison, where he concentrates on strengthening his mind, his body...and his desire for vengeance on the man who put him there. After his release, Victor crosses paths with Elena, who is as beautiful as ever since she cleaned up her act. Still madly in love with her, Victor will stop at nothing to win her over even if it means revenge for Elena has married David (Javier Bardem), the cop who sent him to prison!

Rotten Tomatoes® Score

Certified Fresh80%
Critics Consensus: Live Flesh surveys the fallout from an act of violence with a mature melodrama that sees Pedro Almodóvar working in surprisingly restrained form.
Globe and Mail
Liam Lacey

The overall purpose of Live Flesh, the latest and reputedly most 'mature' work from Spanish bad-bo...

June 17, 2017
Charles Taylor

I can only conclude that the people who think Flower and Live Flesh represent the new, mature Almo...

June 16, 2017
New York Magazine/Vulture
David Denby

Despite his erotic fixations, Pedro Almodvar is the cinema's last true innocent.

June 16, 2017
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Additional Info

  • Genre:Drama
  • Release Date:January 16, 1998
  • Languages:English
  • Captions:English
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