The Skin I Live In

This is a Spanish 2011 psychological horror starring Antonio Banderas, and directed by Pedro Almodóvar.

The story is about a brilliant surgeon whose daughter is raped by a local man. She commits suicide after undergoing psychological treatment, so the surgeon sets out on revenge. From there the story gets quite twisted, in a perverse sort of way.

It is though a bit predictable, but it doesn’t really matter as the rest of the film is reasonably well done and moves along well. The acting is good, especially from the lead actress who had a very difficult part to play, and the direction and cinematography were slick and efficient.

Recommended stuff, if you don’t mind reading subtitles.

Date watched: April 29th
Score: 8/10
Film count 2019: 9

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