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The Skin I Live In (2011)

The Skin I Live In

Overview


Genre

Drama, Thriller

Release Date

October 14, 2011 (Limited)

MPAA Rating

R

Duration

117 min.

Production Budget

$13 millions

Studio

Sony Pictures Classics

Official Site

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REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Go! Watch this movie. You'll regret if not seeing it.    Readers  2 of 5 [Rate It]

Cast and Crew


Director

Pedro Almodovar

Producer

Agustin Almodovar, Pedro Almodovar

Screenwriter

Pedro Almodovar

Starring

  • Antonio Banderas as Robert Ledgard
  • Elena Anaya as Vera Cruz
  • Marisa Paredes
  • Blanca Suarez
  • Jan Cornet
  • Roberto Alamo
  • Eduard Fernandez
  • Jose Luis Gomez
  • Barbara Lennie
  • Susi Sanchez
  • Fernando Cayo
  • Teresa Manresa

Story


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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REVIEWS BY CRITICS

“..especially, is unnecessarily confusing..”
by Peter Rainer [Christian Science Monitor]
“..to serve as much for laughs as for dramatic heft..”
by Liam Lacey [Globe and Mail]
“..feels too superficial, but that's unfortunately the case here..”
by Christy Lemire [Associated Press]