La piel que habito

(La piel que habito)


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 in his own laboratory, a skin that is sensitive to caresses, but a real shield against all the aggressions, both external and internal, to which our largest organ is submitted. To obtain it, he has used the possibilities provided by cellular therapy.

In addition to years of study and experimentation, Robert needed a human guinea pig, an accomplice and no scruples. Scruples were never a problem, they weren’t part of his character. 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…

Over the course of each year, dozens of young people of both sexes disappear from their homes, in many cases of their own will. One of those young people will end up sharing the splendid mansion, El Cigarral, with Robert and Marilia, and will be doing so unwillingly.

A movie directed by Pedro Almodóvar

2011 - 120 minutes - Color - Dolby Digital - 1.85

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Also Known As

  • Kani romelshic vckhovrob (inc)
  • Kozhata vo koja zhiveam (inc)
  • The Skin I Live In (inc)

Release dates

  • September 02, 2011
  • August 26, 2011
  • October 14, 2011
  • December 26, 2011
  • September 02, 2011
  • July 27, 2011 (Film4 Summer Screen at Somerset House)
  • August 26, 2011
  • October 12, 2011 (New York Film Festival)
  • October 14, 2011