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The Skin I Live In

Plastic surgeon Robert Ledgard (Antonio Banderas) is controversial because of his experiments, but no one (except a servant) knows that heā€™s also keeping a woman (Elena Anaya) locked up in his house. Pedro AlmodĆ³var used the Thierry Jonquet novel as a starting point for a tale where a scientist, much like Frankenstein, crosses ethical boundaries and experiments on peopleā€™s genders. A wild, uneven mix of melodrama and art film, unpredictable and well structured; through flashbacks we learn more about Banderasā€™s prisoner. The star is terrific in his first collaboration with the director in 20 years.

2011-Spain. 117 min. Color. Directed byĀ Pedro AlmodĆ³var. Screenplay: Pedro AlmodĆ³var, Agustin AlmodĆ³var. Novel: Thierry Jonquet (ā€Tarantulaā€). Music: Alberto Iglesias. Cast: Antonio Banderas (Robert Ledgard), Elena Anaya (Vera Cruz), Marisa Paredes (Marilia), Jan Cornet, Roberto Ɓlamo, Eduard FernĆ”ndez.

Trivia: Original title: La piel que habito.

BAFTA: Best Film Not in the English Language.



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