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FILM DETAILS
Certificate 15
Cast
Antonio Banderas
Elena Anaya
Marisa Paredes
Roberto Alamo
Blanca Suárez
Eduard Fernández
José Luis Gómez
Fernando Cayo
Directors
Pedro Almodóvar
Screenwriters
Pedro Almodóvar
Running Time
120 minutes

The Skin I Live In
Torture porn, Almodovar-style


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The Skin I Live In

Plot
Plastic surgeon Robert Ledgard (Banderas) has perfected a form of artificial skin. Vera (Anaya), an experimental test subject, is a prisoner in his isolated mansion. When a violent criminal forces his way in, Ledgard and Vera are forced to remember the tragedies and crimes which brought them together.


Verdict
Not for everyone — there will be heated debate about at least one plot turn — but high-level filmmaking. The year’s classiest horror movie.


Reviewed by Kim Newman

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