The Skin I Live In

Release October 28, 2011 (Limited)
Cast Antonio Banderas, Elena Anaya, Marisa Paredes, Eduard Fernández, José Luis Gómez, Blanca Suárez
Director Pedro Almodóvar
Writer Pedro Almodóvar, Thierry Jonquet
Genres Drama, Thriller
Studio Sony Pictures Classics/Mongrel Media
Length 117 mins.


Ever since his wife was burned in a car crash, Dr. Robert Ledgard, an eminent plastic surgeon, has been interested in creating a new skin with which he could have saved her. After twelve years, he manages to cultivate a skin that is a real shield against every assault. In addition to years of study and experimentation, Robert needed a further three things: no scruples, an accomplice and a human guinea pig. Scruples were never a problem. Marilia, the woman who looked after him from the day he was born, is his most faithful accomplice. And as for the human guinea pig...

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