La piel que habito

Spain

Synopsis

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…

Director's Statement

There are irreversible processes, roads of no return, one way journeys. "The Skin I Live In" tells the story of one of those processes. The protagonist travels one of those roads against her will, she is violently forced to set out on a journey from which she cannot return. Her Kafkaesque story is the result of a sentence handed out by a jury of just one person, her worst enemy. The verdict, therefore, is a form of extreme revenge. "The Skin I Inhabit" tells the story of that revenge.
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Cast & Crew

Directed by: Pedro Almodóvar

Written by: Pedro Almodóvar

Produced by: Agustín Almodóvar, Esther García

Cinematography: José Luis Alcaine

Editing: José Salcedo

Production Design: Antxon Gomez

Original Score: Alberto Iglesias

Main Cast: Marisa Paredes, Jan Cornet, Roberto Álamo, Antonio Banderas, Elena Anaya

Nominations and Awards

  • European Production Designer 2011
  • European Composer 2011
  • Feature Film Selection 2011