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Siesta

  • Drama
  • Mystery
  • 1987
  • Mary Lambert
  • 92 mins
  • 18

Summary

An American skydiver wakes up in the middle of nowhere in Spain and must recount the last five agonizing days to figure out how she got there.

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Review

A star rating of 1 out of 5.

By far the best feature of this convoluted experimental film is the atmospheric score by Miles Davis. A very interesting cast - Ellen Barkin, Gabriel Byrne, Jodie Foster, Martin Sheen and Isabella Rossellini - flounders in a plotless scenario which lands (with skydiver Barkin!) in steamy Spain. There, Barkin's murder and rape fantasies entwine as ineffectually as a soft porn movie while the film explores her sexual history. One is left wondering why and feeling conned by an array of stars all purporting to be in something far more interesting than this actually is. Not funny and not clever.

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Credits

Cast

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ClaireEllen Barkin
AugustineGabriel Byrne
KitJulian Sands
MarieIsabella Rossellini
DelMartin Sheen
CabbieAlexei Sayle
ConchitaGrace Jones
NancyJodie Foster
DesdraAnastassia Stakis

Crew

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DirectorMary Lambert

Details

Languages
English
Available on
video
Formats
Colour
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