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. –Cannes Film Festival
Splashing his colorful films across the dour post-Franco Spanish landscape with the irreverent glee of a prostitute arriving late to church after a long night, Pedro Almodóvar has been called the most influential Spanish filmmaker since Luis Buñuel. Beginning in the 1980s, Almodóvar started serving up provocative, candy-colored visions fraught with postmodernist insight into everything from sex and violence to religion and the dangers of good gazpacho. Sometimes shocking, sometimes controversial, Almodóvar’s films have always managed to present a new and intriguing view of his native country, shaping the attitudes of both his compatriots and a larger international audience.
Born September 25, 1951, in Calzada de Calatrava, an impoverished hamlet of La Mancha, Almodóvar was raised in a traditional Spanish household. He studied with Salesian monks, sang in the choir, and generally felt like a misfit; he was later to remark that, for him, growing up in such an environment was tantamount… read more
Un Almodovar più compassato e asettico rispetto al suo standard, ma pur sempre ottimo e coinvolgente.Non c'è un solo giro a vuoto,tutto scorre magnificamente,con un cast all'altezza,un'estetica di altissimo livello ed un finale che non concede inutili fronzoli.La trasformazione di Vicente è bellissima.Se mi avessero detto che era un film di Cronenberg non avrei battuto ciglio. 4 stellone per il Grande Pedro.
Almodóvar seemingly narrows down the essential traits of his filmmaking more and more for every year, and every film he makes. The Skin I Live In feels very much like the culmination of years of work in that way. Or, it may just be the excellent editing. Either way, it is original, emotional, disturbing and very, very human after all, just like all of his finest work. Excellent movie in all regards.
“Almodóvar’s most formally complex, bravura film since All About My Mother (1999).”
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Updated through 5/21. "It is almost a given that detractors of the newest from Pedro Almodóvar will blurt out the film's baroque twists
Após uma sequência de quatro filmes excelentes, e um que deixou muito a desejar, Pedro Almodóvar parecer ter voltado à boa forma, e fez um dos melhores filmes de 2011.
Considerado o diretor… read review
English Title: The Skin I Live In
Original Title: La piel que habito
Genre: Thriller, Drama
Director: Pedro Almodóvar
Writers… read review
La última película de Almodóvar nos sorprende una vez más, no solo por una trama que va más allá del melodrama sino también por esos recursos artificiosos que el director español siempre pone en escena… read review