Director Peter Hall takes Antonio Banderas' acting skills seriously as the wild and beautiful Tony Ramirez in this tale of two people trying to build a relationship of trust despite concealment and mutual suspicion. Rebecca de Mornay, playing psychologist Sarah Taylor, gives a convincing performance as a woman whose childhood left her a legacy of pain. The narrative unfolds slowly, and the complicated denoument is rather contrived, but there are some tender and moving scenes. The film is visually interestins, paticularly in the depiction of Ramirez' apartment, in which the use of wire mesh walls suggests the psychological prison from which the two lovers struggle to escape. The film deserves attentive viewing, and is better the second time round.