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Siesta (1987)

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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Mary Lambert
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ellen Barkin ... Claire
Gabriel Byrne ... Augustine
Julian Sands ... Kit
Isabella Rossellini ... Marie
Martin Sheen ... Del
Alexei Sayle ... Cabbie (as Alexy Syale)
Grace Jones ... Conchita
Jodie Foster ... Nancy
Anastassia Stakis Anastassia Stakis ... Desdra
Gary Cady Gary Cady ... Roger
Graham Fletcher-Cook ... Gary
Santiago Álvarez Santiago Álvarez ... Arturo (as Santiago Alvarez)
Daniel Martín ... Beaten Spaniard (as Daniel Martin)
Fabián Conde Fabián Conde ... Injured Spaniard (as Fabian Conde)
José María Cañete 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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 November 1987 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Сиеста See more »

Filming Locations:

Estudios Roma, Madrid, Spain See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$700,000
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Director Mary Lambert asked Madonna to star in this film, but she declined because the film had "too much nudity and sexual content". See more »

Quotes

Claire: I remember coming here, and I remember nothing else.
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Connections

Referenced in Stephen King's 'Pet Sematary': Filming the Horror (2006) See more »

Soundtracks

Spanish Taboo
Written and Performed by Tom Tom Club
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Not to everyone's taste

Not to everyone's taste I appreciate, but whilst it is undeniably flawed, I always enjoy watching this movie. Ellen Barkin is at her sexy peak, Gabriel Byrne smoulders confidently and if Isabella Rossellini is a little underused, Julian Sands turns in one of his really quirky performances that leaves you open mouthed and smiling, if that's possible. I feel Martin Sheen is a little out of control and Grace Jones barely there but Jodie Foster really lets her hair down and Alexi Sayle has the time of his life and gives the film some edge. Clearly director Lambert is happier with rock videos but she has a keen visual eye and I just think this has enough to keep anyone amused/excited as long as you don't take it too seriously. Fun.


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