The Skin I Live In
With successes such as Talk to Her - which also had Elena Anaya on the cast - and Volver, Pedro Almodóvar has established himself as one of the European film industry's biggest aces.
The brilliant plastic surgeon Robert Ledgard (Antonio Banderas) loses his wife as a result of the injuries she receives in a fire, and becomes obsessed with developing a type of synthetic skin that can withstand flames. When his daughter is raped at a party, Robert kidnaps the rapist and keeps him trapped in his house.
After a while, the mysterious woman Vera Cruz appears, a test subject for the experimental skin. Robert falls in love with her, and becomes careless when he thinks she is reciprocating the feelings.
|La piel que habito
|Antonio Banderas, Blanca Suárez, Eduard Fernández, Elena Anaya, Jan Cornet, José Luis Gómez, Marisa Paredes, Roberto Álamo
|Agustín Almodóvar, Esther García
|Pedro Almodóvar, Agustín Almodóvar