Skin I Live In, The (La piel que habito)

Lists: Sony Pictures Classics, Thriller, Independent Film Award Nominees - BIFA

Brief 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 three more 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…"

Overall Ranking: 876 (Rank from 2011: # 36)

Adjusted* Rating:
(lowest rating dropped)

Ratings Breakdown
(The Mixed Bag)

Buttery 28.57%
Regular 71.43%
Half-Popped 0%
Stale 0%
Burnt 0%


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Reviewer Rating Review Secondary Ratings
David Baruffi88(full review)
Andrew Buckle of The Film Emporium88(full review)
CinemaVisitor Erik80Comedy: 0
Sex Appeal: 5
Scary: 0
Rewatch: 6
Nathan Adams and the Temple Of Reviews80(full review)
Sober Film Critic James Brown80(full review)
Dan O'Neill70(full review)
3Guys Scotty70(full review)

People Involved

  • Antonio Banderas (Doctor Robert Ledgard)
  • Elena Anaya (Vera Cruz)
  • Blanca Suárez (Norma Ledgard)
  • Jan Cornet (Vicente)
  • Marisa Pared (Marilia)
  • Roberto Álamo (Zeca)
  • Eduard Fernández (Fulgencio)
  • José Gómez (Presidente del Instituto de Biotecnología)
  • Susi Sánchez (Madre de Vicente)
  • Bárbara Lennie (Cristina)
  • Fernando Cayo (Médico)
  • Pedro Almodóvar (Director)