Motion Picture Purgatory: The Skin I Live In

This week's installment of Motion Picture Purgatory tackles Pedro Almodovar's Golden Globe Awards-nominated The Skin I Live In (La Piel que Habito) starring Antonio Banderas, a film Trembles calls "another excellent psycho flick..."

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 ...

Bodystockingholm Syndrome!

Rick Trembles' The Skin I Live In review

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