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THE SKIN I LIVE IN
aka LA PIEL QUE HABITO
USA: Sony Pictures Classics
UK: Pathe Distribution
Cast: Antonio Banderas, Elena Anaya, Marisa Paredes, Blanca Suarez, Fernando Cayo, Jan Cornet, Barbara Lennie, Eduard Fernandez, Jose Luis Gomez, Susi Sanchez, Ana Mena, Isabel Blanco, Roberto Alamo, Buika, Violaine Esterez, Teresa Manresa
Director: Pedro Almodovar
Language: Spanish (English subtitles)
USA & UK: 120 mins
USA Rated: R for disturbing violent content including sexual assault, strong sexuality, graphic nudity, drug use and language
UK Certificate: 15 contains strong sex, sexual violence, brief gore & very strong language
USA Release Date: 14 October 2011 (Limited Release - New York and Los Angeles)
UK Release Date: 26 August 2011
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...
Acclaimed Spanish writer/director Pedro Almodóvar returns with his latest film THE SKIN I LIVE IN, reuniting him with three of his previous collaborators: Antonio Banderas (WOMEN ON THE VERGE OF A NERVOUS BREAKDOWN, TIE ME UP, TIE ME DOWN), Elena Anaya (TALK TO HER) and Marisa Paredes (ALL ABOUT MY MOTHER, TALK TO HER, THE FLOWER OF MY SECRET). The film is produced by Agustin Almodóvar (BROKEN EMBRACES, BAD EDUCATION) and features music by Alberto Iglesias (BROKEN EMBRACES, VOLVER).