The Skin I Live In


The Skin I Live In
Ever since his wife died as a result of burns sustained in a car crash, a famous plastic surgeon has been trying to develop an artificial skin which would be resistant to just about everything. He is now at the point where he needs a test patient, and he has secured one in his mansion. She however, has some plans of her own, and may be co-operating with a hidden agenda. The doctor is determined to remake her to look like his wife, but as things develop the characters are driven to greater and greater violence. In Spanish language with English subtitles.

120 minutes.
No persons under 18 (Sex, Nudity, Violence, Drug abuse).
Drama, Thriller, On the art circuit

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Credits

Cast
Antonio Banderas, Elena Anaya, Marisa Paredes, Jan Cornet, Roberto Államo
Director
Pedro Almodóvar
ScreenplayPedro Almodóvar, Agustin Almodóvar, from the novel by Thierry Jonquet
MusicAlberto Iglesias
CinematographyJosé Luis Alcaine
EditingJosé Salcedo
Sound formatsDolby Digital
SoundtrackAvailable
Made in2011
Produced byCanal+ España, El Deseo S.A., ICO, TVE

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Film and Publications Board (FPB) Report (SA)

GenreDrama
LanguageStrongish, not frequent
NudityStrong, frequent
SexStrong
ViolenceVery strong, including two extended rape scenes
PrejudiceNone
BlasphemyNone
Drug abuseSome, on one occasion inducing sexual violence
CommentsNone
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Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Cape Argus / The Star
Theresa Smith quote iconTwisted, meticulously designed and melo-dramatic, this movie is not a normal story by any stretch of the imagination.
15
Die Burger
Laetitia Pople quote iconAlmodovar dwing jou om te kyk.
15
Cape Times
Kirk Honeycutt quote iconAlmodóvar pastiche gets under the skin.
10
Box Office
Richard Mowe quote iconSpanish icon Pedro Almodóvar lives up to his reputation for originality with this stunning take on the horror genre
15
Chicago Sunday Times
Roger Ebert
15
Metacritic.com
37 critics
14
Rottentomatoes critics
143 critics
15
Rottentomatoes tomatometer
Tomatometer quote iconThe Skin I Live In lacks Almodovar's famously charged romance, replaced with a wonderfully bizarre and unpredictable detour into arthouse ick.
16
Movie Review Query Engine
MRQE critics quote icon
15
Movie Review Intelligence
47 critics
15

What the People say

Internet
14239 Netizens quote iconHitchcock Would Have Been Proud of This
15

Average .. 73%

15

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