Watch: Antonio Banderas' Strange Contribution To Human Progress In New 'The Skin I Live In' Trailer

by Kevin Jagernauth
August 29, 2011 10:04 AM
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Mix horror, thriller, melodrama and Pedro Almodóvar and what do you get? Well, it's hard to summarize into a single word or phrase, but the result is "The Skin I Live In," the legendary director's brave step into a bold new direction.

A new trailer has landed for the film and while it's largely similar to those you have seen already (there seem to be a couple of new scenes) it does add some text to at least put the thematic elements of the story into some kind of context. Starring Antonio Banderas, Elena Anaya and Marisa Paredes and based on Thierry Jonquet‘s novel “Mygale,” the film is a revenge tale that tells the story of a plastic surgeon (Banderas) on the hunt for the men who raped his daughter. But that's just a simple logline for a film that clearly goes into some weird, twisted places. It premiered at the Cannes Film Festival in May where the response was mixed but still quite curious and intrigued, and we have to admit, no matter how well or poorly the film was received, we'd be tracking this down anyway. We're pretty fascinated to see what Almodóvar has pulled together here.

The film will hit TIFF and NYFF before opening in limited release and platforming out on October 14th. Check out the new trailer and poster below. [Yahoo]


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4 Comments

  • Mr Anonymous | August 30, 2011 12:45 PMReply

    Already seen this in the UK. Movie was fucking brilliant, fucked up and twisted but brilliant. Really, really liked it! And it's the first Almodovar movie i've ever seen and i've seen nothing like it before!

    There's twist about halfway through but i'm not going to give it away.

    Expect fancy cars, blood, murder, sex, nudity and a very emotional ending. The lead actress is amazing!

  • SveN | August 30, 2011 7:30 AMReply

    The movie has already been released in my country. It is very good, but it is certainly NOT a step in a new direction: it contains a lot of typical Almodovar-elements and feels very familiar.

  • Wray | August 29, 2011 11:03 AMReply

    DITTO!

  • jimmiescoffee | August 29, 2011 10:39 AMReply

    i want to see this in the worst way.

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