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The Skin I Live In


Genre: Action/Adventure
Theatrical Release: 2011
Rated: R (MPAA)
Length: 120 mins
Studio: Sony Pictures Home
Format: Blu-ray/DVD
Language: Spanish

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Dr. Robert Ledgard (Antonio Banderas) is a driven plastic surgeon haunted by personal tragedies. After many years of trial and error, he finally perfects a new skin – a shield which could have prevented the death of his wife in an accident years earlier. His latest “guinea pig” is a mysterious captive whose true identity masks a shocking mystery. THE SKIN I LIVE IN is a masterful tale of secrets, obsession and revenge from Oscar-winning (Best Writing, Original Screenplay, Talk to Her, 2002) writer/director Pedro Almodovar.


Pedro Almodovar's THE SKIN I LIVE IN finds him joining forces with Antonio Banderas for the first time in over 20 years. Banderas plays Dr. Robert Ledgard, a plastic surgeon who has invented a type of fake skin that is more durable than real skin. But he achieves this breakthrough with the assistance of Vera (Elena Anaya), a young woman he's keeping locked up in his mansion. The only person who knows about this unusual arrangement is his maid, Marilia (Marisa Paredes). But his secret, as well as additional sins of the past he's desperate to keep hidden, bubble to the surface when Marila's criminal son shows up with a gun, forces his way into Vera's room, and attempts to rape her. THE SKIN I LIVE IN played at the 2011 Toronto International Film Festival.

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cast & Crew
Jose Luis Alcaine - Director of Photography/Cinematographer
Alberto Iglesias - Composer, TAKE MY EYES (2006)
Ivan Marin - Sound/Sound Designer
Toni Novella -
Thierry Jonquet -
Karmele Soler -
Manolo Carretero -
Antonio Banderas - Spanish actor, THE MAMBO KINGS, SHREK 2, EVITA, FRIDA
Jose Luis Gomez - Star
Marisa Paredes - Actress
Elena Anaya - Actress, SEX AND LUCIA (2002)
Eduard Fernandez - Actor, SOUND OF THE SEA (2001)
Fernando Cayo -
Roberto Alamo -
B?rbara Lennie - Actor in OBABA
Jan Cornet -
Susi Sanchez -
Blanca Suarez -