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by Pedro Almodóvar


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...

international title: The Skin I Live In
original title: La piel que habito
country: Spain
sales agent: Filmnation Entertainment
year: 2011
genre: fiction
directed by: Pedro Almodóvar
film run: 117'
release date: BE 17/08/2011, FR 17/08/2011, IE 26/08/2011, GB 26/08/2011, ES 02/09/2011, FI 14/10/2011, DE 20/10/2011, IT 23/09/2011, NL 17/11/2011, PT 17/11/2011
screenplay: Pedro Almodóvar
cast: Antonio Banderas, Elena Anaya, Marisa Paredes, Jan Cornet, Roberto Álamo, Blanca Suárez, Eduard Fernández, José Luis Gómez, Bárbara Lennie, Susi Sánchez, Fernando Cayo
cinematography by: José Luis Alcaine
film editing: José Salcedo
art director: Antxón Gómez
costumes designer: Paco Delgado, Jean-Paul Gaultier
music: Alberto Iglesias
producer: Agustín Almodóvar, Pedro Almodóvar
production: El Deseo
backing: MEDIA Programme
distributor: Alternative Films, Pathé Distribution, Pathé Distribution, Medusa Film, A-Film Distribution, PRIS Audiovisuels, Future Film Oy Ab, Independenta Film


main awards/selection

Cannes 2011 In Competition

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