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The Skin I Live In

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Original title
La piel que habito
Running time
117 min.
Spain Spain
Pedro Almodóvar. Novel: Thierry Jonquet
Alberto Iglesias
José Luis Alcaine
El Deseo
Thriller. Drama | Psychological Thriller. Psychological Drama. Melodrama. Kidnapping Film / Disappearance
Synopsis / Plot
Ever since his wife was burned in a car crash, Dr. Robert Ledgard (Antonio Banderas), 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...
2011: Golden Globes: Nominated to Best Foreign Film
2011: Cannes Film Festival: Youth Award (Nominated to Golden Palm - Official Selection)
2011: BAFTA Awards: Best Foreign Language Film
2011: European Film Awards: 2 nominations
2011: New York Film Critics Circle: Nominated for Best Foreign Film
2011: Critics Choice Awards: Nominated for Best Foreign Film
2011: WAFCA Awards: Best Foreign Film
2011: Chicago Film Critics Awards: Nominated for Best Foreign Language Film
2011: 4 Goya Awards: including Best Actress (Anaya) and Score. 16 nominations
2011: British Independent Film Awards (BIFA): Nominated for Best International Independent Film
2011: Forqué Awards: Best Actress (Elena Anaya). 2 Nominations
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