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Antonio Banderas will seek brutal revenge in director Pedro Almodovar's The Skin I Live In

May. 5, 2010by: George Merchan
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For me personally, there are few filmmakers working in the world today that are better than Pedro Almodovar. On just a visual level, the man is a master of colors and light. And thematically, the Spanish-born director deftly handles emotionally profound and honest subjects with a keen sense of grace and style.

So when I read that Almodovar has brought on Antonio Banderas - both of whom haven't worked together since 1990's TIE ME UP, TIE ME DOWN - to make a film about "a plastic surgeon's revenge on the man who raped his daughter", my eyes lit up.

Titled LA PIEL QUE HABITO (a.k.a. THE SKIN I LIVE IN), the film, according to Spanish publication El Pais (via THR), "will be a terror film, without screams or scares. 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."

As mentioned above, this marks the first time these two have collaborated together on a film in 20 years, and is expected to be very highly anticipated in the world of Spanish cinema. Almodovar talks a little about his reunion with Banderas:

"He's exactly the same as when he left. From the minute he walked in, it was as if we had just finished 'Tie Me Up' the night before. I could have continued with a puerile guy with an overpowering power of seduction," referring to Banderas' role 20 years earlier. "But this guy (in "Skin") is a real psychopath and Antonio, at 50, is perfect for this exercise is something so different from anything I've done until now."

Details beyond all of this are scant, but according to THR, THE SKIN I LIVE IN is currently in active pre-production.

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10:58AM on 05/06/2010

wait a sec..

Antonio's 50!!??
Antonio's 50!!??
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7:08AM on 05/06/2010
Sounds awful....ly good! More of a psycho-thriller than horror maybe?
Sounds awful....ly good! More of a psycho-thriller than horror maybe?
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2:34AM on 05/06/2010

About time

Almodovar announced this film 10 years ago. BTW, the story is less Desperado and more Boxing Helena.
Almodovar announced this film 10 years ago. BTW, the story is less Desperado and more Boxing Helena.
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1:40AM on 05/06/2010

AHHHHHHHHHH!!!

This is one of the greatest things that I've heard in awhile.
This is one of the greatest things that I've heard in awhile.
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11:27PM on 05/05/2010

Wow!

This sound interesting? Might have to make a note to catch this mug!
This sound interesting? Might have to make a note to catch this mug!
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11:02PM on 05/05/2010
This sounds awesome. Banderas is a badass and can't wait to see him kick some ass.
This sounds awesome. Banderas is a badass and can't wait to see him kick some ass.
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10:34PM on 05/05/2010

Best Film News

I've heard all day. I haven't seen Broken Embraces yet, but I enjoyed most of Almodovar's last outings, especially the unloved Bad Education. This sounds like a very interesting story and Banderas does great work with him. It's been a while since I've seen him perform in his native language. I'm sure this will be great.
I've heard all day. I haven't seen Broken Embraces yet, but I enjoyed most of Almodovar's last outings, especially the unloved Bad Education. This sounds like a very interesting story and Banderas does great work with him. It's been a while since I've seen him perform in his native language. I'm sure this will be great.
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9:43PM on 05/05/2010
It's about time. I can't remember the last time Antonio Banderas starred in a movie, and this sounds like the perfect movie to make his comeback.
It's about time. I can't remember the last time Antonio Banderas starred in a movie, and this sounds like the perfect movie to make his comeback.
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