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Siesta (1987)

R  |   |  Drama, Mystery, Thriller  |  11 November 1987 (USA)
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Claire (an American) wakes up in a terrible state at the end of a runway in Spain. As she tries to account for her state (blood-soaked and bruised), she has flashbacks from the past few ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Claire
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Augustine
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Kit
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Marie
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Del
Alexei Sayle ...
Cabbie (as Alexy Syale)
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Conchita
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Nancy
Anastassia Stakis ...
Desdra
Gary Cady ...
Roger
Graham Fletcher-Cook ...
Gary
Santiago Álvarez ...
Arturo (as Santiago Alvarez)
Daniel Martín ...
Beaten Spaniard (as Daniel Martin)
Fabián Conde ...
Injured Spaniard (as Fabian Conde)
José María Cañete ...
Ticket Agent #1 (as Pepe Canete)
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Claire (an American) wakes up in a terrible state at the end of a runway in Spain. As she tries to account for her state (blood-soaked and bruised), she has flashbacks from the past few days. She thinks she's killed someone, but isn't sure, and now she's wandering the Spanish streets without money or a clear memory. Written by Rob Hartill

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The time of day when mystery and passion become one.


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11 November 1987 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

La siesta de los amantes  »

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$700,000 (USA)
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Mary Lambert had also directed 'Madonna''s "La Isla Bonita" music video the same year in exactly the same city. The exteriors in the music video are identical to the ones in this movie. See more »

Quotes

Claire: Somewhere... I don't know where... I turned a corner and there was no turning back. Somewhere I made a mistake.
Kit: Don't mourn it, sweet, it's all right. The marvellous thing about making mistakes is that you can keep making them, the same ones, over and over again.
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Gregorian Chant #1 Pascale Mysterium
Cum Angelis
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Good Flick
17 December 2001 | by (Columbia, South Carolina) – See all my reviews

I watched this movie again recently after not seeing it for about 10 years, and it's held up very well. I remember after seeing it the first time, that I kept saying to myself, "What?", but upon seeing it a couple more times, I figured it out.

Overall pretty good, kind of a mind-bending mild thriller. It looks as if the director trimmed out some of the original movie that might have helped fill in a gap or two here.

Nonetheless, it is an interesting film with good acting, particularly with Ellen Barkin. Interesting supporting cast, too, that includes Julian Sands, Isabella Rossellini, Jodie Foster and Grace Jones.

7 out of 10. My favorite dialogue in the film: "I'm your guardian angel", to which the response is, "I'm almost tempted to believe you."


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