An elite plastic surgeon becomes obsessed with creating the world’s most impenetrable layer of skin in Pedro Almodóvar‘s latest feature The Skin I Live In. A more detailed summary as follows (via Cannes):

“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.”

Non-english trailer embedded down below:

The Skin I Live In


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