October 16, 2011

Euro Shocks with The Skin I Live In

The latest movie from Spanish director Pedro Almodovar, The Skin I Live In (La Piel Que Habito), looks to be a disturbing picture to say the least. The story follows Antonio Banderas' plastic surgeon who is trying to develop a synthetic skin after past crimes against his family. He uses a young woman as his guinea pig whom he keeps locked away in his mansion. 

Almodovar's past work includes Matador, Live Flesh and Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down! but this certainly looks to be his darkest work yet. It was released by Sony Picture Classics on October 14th on a limited release. Hopefully we will see a Blu-ray and DVD release not too far off in the future.

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 
In addition to years of study and experimentation, Robert needed three more 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…


CiNEZiLLA said...

You need to see this as soon as you can! It's a masterpiece! I saw it last week at an advance screening and I was completely floored by it.

Almovodar really know's what he's up to and not only does he nod his head to old horror's of yesteryears, but he's also very up to date with the latest trends and fads... yup it's brill!


Anonymous said...

That trailer was so bloody embarrassing.