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Live Flesh (1997)

Carne trémula (original title)
After leaving jail, Víctor is still in love with Elena, but she's married to the former cop -now basketball player- who became paralysed by a shot from Víctor's gun...

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(as Pedro Almodovar)

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Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 11 wins & 12 nominations. See more awards »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
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David
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Elena
Liberto Rabal ...
Víctor Plaza
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Clara (as Angela Molina)
José Sancho ...
Sancho (as Jose Sancho)
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Isabel Plaza Caballero (as Penelope Cruz)
Pilar Bardem ...
Álex Angulo ...
Conductor del autobús (as Alex Angulo)
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Clementina
Yael Be ...
Chica
Josep Molins ...
Josep
Daniel Lanchas ...
Conductor
María Rosenfeldt ...
Niña (as Maria Rosenfeldt)
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Storyline

Pizza delivery man Victor is having an argument with Elena, whom he met a few days ago, but she was high then and doesn't want to hear about him. Reacting to the noise, two cops, young David and older Sancho, arrive at the scene, the gun accidentally goes off.. Four years later David is a wheelchair basketball star, he's married to Elena, Victor is released out of prison and their destinies begin to cross again. Written by Anonymous

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Life, love, desire...and everything in between.

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Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong sexuality, language and some drug content | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

16 January 1998 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$59,558 (USA) (23 January 1998)

Gross:

$1,535,558 (USA) (3 April 1998)
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Javier Bardem's mother Pilar plays the midwife who delivers Victor at the start of the film. See more »

Quotes

Sancho: You're aiming at your superior!
David: No, I'm aiming at a lunatic and a drunk!
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Connections

Version of Bas Ek Pal (2006) See more »

Soundtracks

El rosario de mi madre
Written by Mario Cavagnaro
Courtesy of DIVUCSA, Calle Marina, 128 - Barcelona
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unpredictable,even to a film junkie
8 October 2003 | by (sw fla) – See all my reviews

an amazing film. unpredictable, even to a film junkie and his or hers thousand films. Pedro is a true storyteller.this film withstands numerous viewings.as always, Pedro's bright color schemes make this one(too) a visual delight


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