Based on Thierry Jonquet’s novel Tarantula, Pedro Almodóvar’s new film The Skin I Live In is set to be released in the UK on 26th August. The story is about an renowned plastic surgeon Dr Robert Ledgard, (Antonio Banderas), and his fascination with creating a new skin that would have saved his wife from a car crash that she was in. Twelve years down the line that invincible skin is ready for its maiden voyage, but all he needs is a distinct lack of scruples, an accomplice and a human guinea pig. Marilia, (Marisa Paredes), the woman who looked after him from birth will be the accomplice, the guinea pig, however, is slightly harder to find.
But thankfully our doctor finds someone, and in the pursuit of science what he will do to them will not be particularly nice. Making a serious impact at its debut at Cannes 2011, and based on Almodóvar’s earlier work, we have particularly high expectations for this film. This trailer tells us absolutely nothing about the story, but I love it. It looks like it’s nothing but violence, science and cat-suits. And Antonio Banderas. It will definitely be one to look out for on release.
The Skin I Live In is out in UK cinemas on August 26th 2011