Live Flesh


1h 40m 1997
Live Flesh

Brief Synopsis

The story begins in the 70's with Franco's edict depriving citizens of their civil rights while a pregnant prostitute gives birth to a son, Victor, on a city bus in the dead of night. Twenty years later, Victor is a pizza delivery guy who is smitten with a spoiled young Italian girl Helena. She is n

Film Details

Also Known As
Carne Tremula, Carne de Canon, En chair et en os, Köttets lustar
MPAA Rating
Release Date
1997
Distribution Company
GOLDWYN FILMS/METRO-GOLDWYN-MAYER STUDIOS INC. (MGM )
Location
Madrid, Spain

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 40m

Synopsis

The story begins in the 70's with Franco's edict depriving citizens of their civil rights while a pregnant prostitute gives birth to a son, Victor, on a city bus in the dead of night. Twenty years later, Victor is a pizza delivery guy who is smitten with a spoiled young Italian girl Helena. She is no longer interested. When a gunshot is heard in Helena's building, neighbors summon the police. Two detectives, David and Sancho, arrive and observe what looks like a fight in progress between Helena and Victor. They enter the apartment with guns drawn and after a scuffle, a gun goes off. Four years later, David is now a wheelchair basketball star and is married to Helena, who has cleaned up her act and oversees a shelter for disabled children. Days after his release from prison, Victor is visiting his mom's grave when he recognizes Helena and David at the funeral of her father.

Film Details

Also Known As
Carne Tremula, Carne de Canon, En chair et en os, Köttets lustar
MPAA Rating
Release Date
1997
Distribution Company
GOLDWYN FILMS/METRO-GOLDWYN-MAYER STUDIOS INC. (MGM )
Location
Madrid, Spain

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 40m

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Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Winner of the 1997 Goya Award for Best Supporting Actor.

Winner of the 1998 Silver Ribbon (Nastri D'Argento) Award for Best Actress (Francesca Neri).

Limited Release in United States January 30, 1998

Released in United States 1997

Released in United States 1998

Released in United States November 1997

Released in United States November 2004

Released in United States on Video July 28, 1998

Released in United States Winter January 16, 1998

Shown at Brisbane International Film Festival July 30 - August 9, 1998.

Shown at London Film Festival (Gala) November 6-23, 1997.

Shown at New York Film Festival (Closing Night) September 26 - October 12, 1997.

Shown at Rotterdam International Film Festival January 28 - February 8, 1998.

Liberto Rabal replaced Jorge Sanz in the role of Victor at the start of production.

Began shooting January 23, 1997.

Completed shooting April 16, 1997.

Released in United States 1997 (Shown at New York Film Festival (Closing Night) September 26 - October 12, 1997.)

Released in United States 1998 (Shown at Brisbane International Film Festival July 30 - August 9, 1998.)

Released in United States 1998 (Shown at Rotterdam International Film Festival January 28 - February 8, 1998.)

Released in United States Winter January 16, 1998

Limited Release in United States January 30, 1998

Released in United States on Video July 28, 1998

Released in United States November 1997 (Shown at London Film Festival (Gala) November 6-23, 1997.)

Released in United States November 2004 (Shown at AFI/Los Angeles International Film Festival (Tribute) November 4-14, 2004.)