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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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Storyline

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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Trivia

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

Kit: WE all thought the show would be a success, but since it wasn't I hardly see how I should be responsible for the hotel bill... so why don't we go down into the bar... order some drinks on the room... and... think about it.
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Referenced in Stephen King's 'Pet Sematary': Filming the Horror (2006) See more »

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Claire's Run
Written and Performed by Tom Tom Club
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29 April 2002 | by (Southern California) – See all my reviews

This movie is not for everyone. That being said, I loved it. It is surreal, complex, and asks more questions than it answers. It evokes rather than exposes, and creates a vivid imaginary world using only good acting, editing, and camera technique. Although it may have been marketed as an erotic thriller, it is actually a profoundly personal, emotional, and psychological exploration of one woman's struggle for spiritual freedom.

Ellen Barkin is captivating as the enigmatic Claire, a woman desperately trying to uncover her past. This is, for her, a true tour de force.

The supporting cast reads like a celeb who's who, with Jodie Foster, Martin Sheen, Isabella Rosallini, Gabriel Byrne, Grace Jones, Julian Sands, and a surprisingly intense cameo by English comedian Alexi Sayle.

If that weren't enough, the soundtrack features original music by Miles Davis, some of the last work he recorded.

As I said, this film is not for everyone, but my mind returns to it again and again. It lingers in my memory and, for that, I am grateful.


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