Motion Picture Purgatory: The Skin I Live In

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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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