The Skin I Live In

Directed by Pedro Almodóvar

Superstar Spanish auteur Pedro Almodóvar embraces horror and thriller conventions in his macabre melodrama The Skin I Live In. Almodóvar reunites with Antonio Banderas (Law of Desire) who excels in his role as an eminent plastic surgeon dedicated to creating flawless artificial skin. Haunted by his past and driven by revenge, the doctor’s obsession leads him to carry out increasingly sinister tests to perfect his invention.

Adapted from Thierry Jonquet’s novel  ‘Tarantula’ and packed with plenty of Almodóvar’s provocative and visually stunning genre-blending style, this is a must-see for fans of the director’s work.

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116 minutes


Full English

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