The Skin I Live In  [2011]
La Piel Que Habito
DirectorPedro Almodóvar
CastRoberto Álamo, Elena Anaya, Antonio Banderas, Jan Cornet, Eduard Fernández, Marisa Paredes, Blanca Suárez
A brilliant plastic surgeon, haunted by past tragedies, creates a type of synthetic skin that withstands any kind of damage. His guinea pig: a mysterious and volatile woman who holds the key to his obsession.
Ever since his wife was burned in a car crash, Dr. Robert Ledgard, an eminent plastic surgeon, has been interested in creating a new skin with which he could have saved her. After twelve years, he manages to cultivate a skin that is a real shield against every assault. In addition to years of study and experimentation, Robert needed a further three things: no scruples, an accomplice and a human guinea pig. Scruples were never a problem. Marilia, the woman who looked after him from the day he was born, is his most faithful accomplice. And as for the human guinea pig…
Based on the Thierry Jonquet novel, “Mygale” (Tarantula).
Release dateOctober 14, 2011
2011 Screening Schedule
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“THE SKIN I LIVE IN” (2011 feature film directed by Pedro Almodóvar)
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Runtime1:57 (117min)
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