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The Skin I Live In (La piel que habito)

The Skin I Live In (La piel que habito)
  • 2011
  • Spain
  • 117 min
  • 15
  • 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 20114 stars

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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