Siesta (1987)

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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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  • Ellen Barkin in Siesta (1987)
  • Jodie Foster and Ellen Barkin in Siesta (1987)
  • Jodie Foster and Julian Sands in Siesta (1987)
  • Ellen Barkin and Gabriel Byrne in Siesta (1987)
  • Gabriel Byrne in Siesta (1987)
  • Julian Sands and Grace Jones in Siesta (1987)

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22 October 2001 | spotter-8
Odd, but interesting...
This is an odd movie. In places there doesn't seem to be much of a plot, and many of the characters are....well, odd. Essentially, the story is about Ellen Barkin's character, Claire, attempting to get to an airport in Spain in time to return to the US for a daredevil stunt she's supposed to perform. Why the hurry? Well, she came to Spain to look up an old boyfriend.... I don't want to give too much away. Claire's attempts to get to the airport run into obstacles...peculiar obstacles. In places the movie has the same frustrating feel to it as a dream in which one continually tries to do something, but somehow nothing quite works out. There's a supporting cast with some big names in it, but just keep your eyes on Ellen Barkin, as those other characters come and go. There's an interesting use of mythology in the movie, but I'm not entirely certain that it was deliberate. In places the pacing seems a bit slow, but overall I think it's very watchable

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