The Skin I Live In

Posted by Glennis Byron on May 09, 2011 in News tagged with ,

There are an awful lot of really dreadful looking horror films coming out at the moment, and very few I’ve felt it worth mentioning, but the new Pedro Almodovar, The Skin I Live In really does sound promising. The film is supposed to be based on a novel by Thierry Jonquet and the focus is a mad scientist (Antonio Banderas) obsessed with creating an indestructible skin.  Here’s the official summary released by the 2011 Cannes Film Festival, followed by a teaser trailer which rather made me think of Doctor Moreau and his leopard woman:

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…

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