All About A Single Gunshot And Attack To Mainstream Cinema
Thursday, November 17, 2011
Live Flesh or Carne Trémula in Espanol is a Spanish romantic drama thriller film that is written and directed by Pedro Almodóvar.It stars Liberto Rabal, Javier Bardem, and Francesca Neri. The film is loosely based on Ruth Rendell's book entitled Live Flesh.Live Flesh examines how several lives are changed by a single gunshot. Adapting the novel by Rendell, Almodóvar has given the material a Spanish makeover with added political thrust. Beginning in 1970 in Franco's Madrid, when a prostitute gives birth to a son, Victor, the story leaps forward to contemporary Madrid. Wealthy diplomat's daughter Elena is watching Luis Buñuel's The Criminal Life of Archibaldo de La Cruz while waiting for the arrival of her heroin dealer, and she buzzes Victor,whom she had a one-night stand,into the building. In the confusion that follows, two cops, David and Sancho arrive, and a gun goes off. The story then makes another leap to...