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Pedro Almodovar's The Skin I Live In gets an intriguingly bizarre theatrical trailer

08.30.2011
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My tastes often tend to veer towards the weird and more obscure, so naturally, among my most anticipated films this year is Pedro Almodóvar's THE SKIN I LIVE IN, starring Antonio Banderas as a surgeon who seeks revenge on the man who raped his daughter.

There's been a teaser and an international trailer, but now we're being shown the first full domestic trailer for the film, and it continues to look oddly cool and absolutely bizarre. There's something to that very driving music that's been repeatedly used now for the film's trailers that gives it such an unusually interesting tone (coupled of course with the weird-as-f*ck imagery). Whatever it is, it's Almodóvar. The guy is one of the masters in international cinema, so this for me is a must see.

THE SKIN I LIVE IN opens in limited release on October 14th.

Synopsis: 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...



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Extra Tidbit: Banderas and Almodóvar's first collaboration, TIE ME UP! TIE ME DOWN!, is currently available to stream on Netflix.
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9:18PM on 08/30/2011
I'm still new to Almodovar but of the films I've seen from him Volver and Bad Education. The guy can pretty much tackle any subject matter and leave you breathless. If the rumors are what I think it is this will also follow suit.
I don't know about the trailer, it make the film look pretentious and that's not really the director's thing.
I'm still new to Almodovar but of the films I've seen from him Volver and Bad Education. The guy can pretty much tackle any subject matter and leave you breathless. If the rumors are what I think it is this will also follow suit.
I don't know about the trailer, it make the film look pretentious and that's not really the director's thing.
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8:25PM on 08/30/2011
Whoever put this trailer together is a fucking idiot. I hate when trailers don't hint to any sense of plot whatsoever. This looked like a bunch of disjointed shit. Again, a jab at whoever put this trailer together, and no one else.
Whoever put this trailer together is a fucking idiot. I hate when trailers don't hint to any sense of plot whatsoever. This looked like a bunch of disjointed shit. Again, a jab at whoever put this trailer together, and no one else.
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12:24PM on 08/30/2011
Almodóvar's and Banderas together again.
Almodóvar's and Banderas together again.
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11:55AM on 08/30/2011
Reminds me of a loose version of Eyes Without A Face
Reminds me of a loose version of Eyes Without A Face
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8:59AM on 08/30/2011

Looks great.

I haven't seen an Almodovar flick yet I didn't like.
I haven't seen an Almodovar flick yet I didn't like.
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