Thursday, January 29, 2015

The Skin I Live In (La piel que habito)

MOVIE SYNOPSIS
The Skin I Live In (La piel que habito)


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 three more 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...
Related reviews:
11/03/2011
Carrie Rickey: In The Skin I Live In, the principal character, Dr. Robert Ledgard (Antonio Banderas, chilling), is a plastic surgeon. Hear him hold forth at a medical conference on the subject of face transplants: "We take shapeless masses and give them expression. We mold the musculature." » Read more
11/03/2011
Gary Thompson: The super-kinky horror of "The Skin I Live In" is like Pedro Almodovar's toxic reaction to the prospect of becoming respectable. » Read more

11/03/2011
Carrie Rickey: In The Skin I Live In, the principal character, Dr. Robert Ledgard (Antonio Banderas, chilling), is a plastic surgeon. Hear him hold forth at a medical conference on the subject of face transplants: "We take shapeless masses and give them expression. We mold the musculature." » Read more
11/03/2011
Gary Thompson: The super-kinky horror of "The Skin I Live In" is like Pedro Almodovar's toxic reaction to the prospect of becoming respectable. » Read more

MPAA rating:
R
for disturbing violent content including sexual assault, strong sexuality, graphic nudity, drug use and language
Cast:
Roberto Álam; Marisa Paredes; Blanca Suárez; Jan Corne; Fernando Cay; Antonio Banderas; Bárbara Lenni; Elena Anaya; Susi Sánche; Eduard Fernández
Directed by:
Éditions Gallimar; Thierry Jonquet; Agustín Almodóva; Pedro Almodóvar
Genre:
Drama
Running time:
02:00
Release date:
2011
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