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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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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.


Certificate:

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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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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

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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Connections

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

Soundtracks

Everything but You
Written by Wendy Melvoin and Lisa Coleman (as Wendy and Lisa)
Performed by Wendy and Lisa
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Pretty strange film.
21 January 2004 | by HumanoidOfFleshSee all my reviews

Mary Lambert's "Siesta" offers plenty of wonderful visuals and a nice amount of sensual atmosphere.A woman in a red dress lies in an airport field,supposedly dead.She wakes.There's blood on her dress,but it doesn't seem to be hers.She can't remember the last few days.As time goes on,the pieces come back to her,and she meets up with some pretty weird people.The plot of "Siesta" is quite confusing and the climax is unpredictable.The acting is alright with Ellen Barkin's excellent performance to boost.Barkin has also some amazing nude scenes,so I wasn't disappointed.Give this one a look.A perfect film to analyze,if you have enough time to waste!


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