The Skin I Live In

Genre:  Drama
Running Time:  117 min.
Release Date: October 28, 2011 (limited)
DVD: March 6, 2012

Current rating: Rating: 3.93
based on 60 votes and 14 reviews
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Cast: Antonio Banderas, Elena Anaya, Marisa Paredes, Eduard Fernández, José Luis Gómez


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...

Director: Pedro Almodóvar
Studio: Mongrel Media
Producer(s): Pedro Almodóvar, Augustin Almodóvar
Screenplay: Pedro Almodóvar
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  • 5 stars "holy s**t , wicked"
  • 4 stars "A little different."
  • 5 stars "WOW!! What an amazing movie. a movie of betrayal, trust and total weirdness. It kept me in suspense until the secret was revealed."