The Skin I Live In (La piel que habito)
- 117 min
- Directed by: Pedro Almodóvar
- Cast: Antonio Banderas, Elena Anaya, Marisa Paredes, Jan Cornet, Roberto Álamo
- Language: Spanish, Portuguese
- Website: theskinilivein.co.uk
A pioneering plastic surgeon keeps his human guinea pig imprisoned in his home, his ever more appalling experiments masking a hauntingly sad backstory. Gothic horror served with an icy precision by the restrained Spanish master, who constantly works against the grain casting the dashing Banderas as a modern monster and staging poisonous plot twists with deadpan aplomb.
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The Skin I Live In (La Piel Que Habito)19 Aug 2011
Almodovar's adaptation is measured, playful and spellbinding
(15) 120min The Skin I Live In has all the elements of a campy Vincent Price B-movie. There is a meddlesome scientist driven mad by grief, a grisly revenge plot and a hapless victim, not to mention multiple murder, kidnap and rape. In the hands of…
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