• Released
  • October 14, 2011
  • (Limited 10/14)
  • R , 1 hr 57 min
  • Art House/Foreign
The Skin I Live In Synopsis
A plastic surgeon (Antonio Banderas) keeps a woman (Elena Anaya) locked away in his lavish mansion.
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Movie Reviews

The Skin I Live In

By theresa629kendrick
Beware, Almodovar once again delivers! This film asks unsettling questions. If you don't come out of this Almodovar film in discomfort, you and I have not seen the same movie. He doesn't use the...

Not what I expected

By mawaddell
It was creepy, but not what I expected. Usually a psycho-thriller that has you on the edge of your seat actually does just that. But although this movie was creepy by the standard of the content, I...

careful what u wish for

By carx15
Extraordinary, concept, plot et al. Afterthought, yes, why not. What an very interesting ploy for revenge. Although the cast was miniscule (a few) and settings hypothetically simple, this did not...

Fans of Psycho-erotic-thrillers should see this. Holy moly!

By Nacho Baggo
This is my second Pedro Almodovar film (BROKEN EMBRACES) and I left this one disturbed and amazed. This one takes you places you don't want to go, makes you witness things you don't want to see, and...

The Skin I Live In

By ScottGGH
I've enjoyed Pedro Almodóvar's films for years. He brings a distinct visual eye and alternative emotional perspective to his productions. Now he's venturing into an almost David Cronenberg...


By Drivebri
I loved this film ! Pedro Almodovar has surprised me again with a fresh story, stellar acting , beautiful cinematography.I will be thinking about this odd gem of a movie for a long time .Obsess over...

strange off-beat film

By Timhea
This film is for special tastes. It's well played and well made. It's a kinky film, but not titilating. For me, it did not live up to the four star rating afforded it by Newsday....

Over the edge

By santimiami
I have seen almost all of Almodovar's movies, and I have enjoyed them all; but this one is too over the edge for me! Nonetheless, it was interesting how he death with issues such as revenge,...

By acutrone
The performances and plot line although predictable turned out to have a not so predictable ending. The film itself was beautiful to look at with an impeccable attention to detail. Enjoy....

A Seriously Twisted Indie Import...Scarier Than Horror And Then Some.

By Al P
Without exaggeration, this is one of the most twisted psychological thrillers you'll likely ever see. It's one unique piece of storytelling, the kind you’ll wish you hadn’t heard. Or, in this case...

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Rated R | For sexual assault, language, strong sexuality, drug use, disturbing violent content and graphic nudity
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Bizarre Almodovar drama is far too intense for kids.
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