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The Skin I Live In (La Piel que Habito)

1 Dec

by Natalia Rodríguez Domínguez

 Brilliant Almodóvar! Only he could have created The Skin I Live in. Provocative, bizarre, dramatic, perverse, sensual, funny, surprising and moving in equal measure. A different macabre thriller which Pedro has simply mastered.

Award-winning Spanish filmmaker Pedro Almodóvar needed three months of shooting and a further 14 weeks of postproduction to be able to carry out this provoking morbid tale about obsessions, insanity and the struggle for survival. The Skin I Live in is based on Thierry Jonquet’s novel Mygale (“Tarantula”, in English) about a brilliant plastic surgeon who seeks revenge against the man who raped her daughter. Continue reading