La Piel Que Habito (The Skin I Live In)
Director: Pedro Almodóvar
Cast: Antonio Banderas, Elena Anaya, Marisa Paredes, Jan Cornet, Roberto Alamo
Producers: Augustin Almodóvar, Esther Garcia
Writers: Pedro Almodóvar (in collaboration with Augustin Almodóvar)
Winner: 2012 BAFTA Award for Best Film Not in the English Language
Official Selection: 2011 Cannes Film Festival
A Sony Pictures Classics Release
October 14, 2012
Ever since his wife was burned in a car crash, Dr. Robert Ledgard (Banderas), 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 (Paredes), the woman who looked after him from the day he was born, is his most faithful accomplice.
And as for the human guinea pig…