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Live Flesh

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This [[Performer~P79410~Pedro Almodóvar~pedroalmodóvar]] melodrama examines how several lives are changed by a single gunshot. Adapting the novel Live Flesh by British mystery author [[Performer~P218331~Ruth Rendell~ruthrendell]], [[Performer~P79410~Almodóvar~pedroalmodóvar]] has given the material a Spanish makeover with added political thrust. Beginning in 1970 in Franco's Madrid, when a prostitute ([[Performer~P186999~Penelope Cruz~penélopecruz]]) gives birth to a son, Victor, the story leaps forward...more

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