Director Pedro Almodovar has always been on the cutting edge of unique cinema, but with The Skin I Live In he may have outdone himself.
The official trailer has just been released and it may leave you saying both “wow!” and “huh?”
Antonio Banderas stars in the film, which opens in limited release on October 14th, 2011.
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, the woman who looked after him from the day he was born, is his most faithful accomplice. And as for the human guinea pig…