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With premieres scheduled at both the Toronto International Film Festival as well as the New York Film Festival, a slew of new images has come our way for Pedro Almodovar’s disturbing looking new flick The Skin I Live In. Dig it!
Look for it in theatres on October 7th via Sony Pictures Classics.
“The film will be a terror film, without screams or scares,” said Almodovar in a previous interview. “It’s difficult to define, and although it comes close to the terror genre — something that appeals to me that I’ve never done — I won’t respect any of its rules. It’s the harshest film I’ve ever written, and Banderas’ character is brutal.”
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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