The Skin I live In (2011)

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Pedro Almodovar is a quirky filmmaker, although I love all his films. Each one is quirky in its own way and never fails to entertain or amaze. I have been putting off seeing The Skin I Live In for years because I didn’t think I’d like the subject matter and I am not particularly a fan of horror films. Boy was I wrong. So glad I finally got around to seeing this fascinating film. Even though it is a horror film of sorts it has its campy moments. Antonio Banderas plays a brilliant plastic surgeon (mad scientist) who is obsessed with the idea of developing a skin that is burn proof and is willing to make any sacrifice in order to fulfill this Frankenstein like desire. The backstory unfolds to reveal that his beautiful wife was burned and horribly disfigured in a car crash and thus is the progenitor of his obsession. There are a lot of twists and turns but why spoil the fun. See for yourself.


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6 thoughts on “The Skin I live In (2011)

  1. I watched this a few years ago now & although I remember hardly anything about it (which may say more about my brain than the film actually being totally unmemorable) it was easy enough viewing, but not one I’d watch again. The premise was an interesting one though! x

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  2. “Cielos que dan miedo” brought me here and I am happy about it.
    It’s a pleasure to discover you.
    I would like to have a walk by “El zoco del escriba” and talk about the subject you prefer.
    Alberto Mrteh (El zoco del escriba)

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