The Skin I Live In (La piel que habito) (2011) - Psyhological Thrillers

The Skin I Live In (La piel que habito)

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Dr. Robert Ledgard (Antonio Banderas) is a successful plastic surgeon who has dedicated all his time exploring the perfect type of skin that will be resistant to sunburn and insect bites. Because of poor support of his colleagues for further research, especially for people, he continues investigations secretly at his residence.

Beside him, in the residence is and main housekeeper Marilla (Marisa Paredes) which is his mother and woman at which conducts research, Vera Cruz (Elena Anaya). With them in the house appears and Zeca (Roberto Alamo) also Marilla son and half-brother of Robert. He is a criminal, a drug dealer and a man who in many ways trying to create a chance in this world for himself. Because all that, he doesn’t live with them, and Robert does not even knows that Zeca is his half-brother. There is one more thing that separates them. Zeca is to blame for a car accident in which Robert’s wife Gal barely survived and after that committed suicide.

New problems begin after Vera being raped by Zeca, which will remind Robert on unfortunate event from the past…


La piel que habito is a good mixture of drama and thriller that shows the emotions and behavior of the main actor in two serious tragedies where he lost two loved ones. The director shows how man can behave in such situations and what is able to do to meet his needs for justice or vengeance.

The acting is almost at the top level. Antonio Banderas is good in role of Robert and it would be unfair not to mention the great acting of Vera (Elena Anaya) who with his charm and great eyes full of emotion plays a seemingly innocent victim whose life depends solely on the will of Dr. Robert.

Would you behave as Dr. Robert Ledgard? Do you justify his actions? Watch the movie because this thriller definitely deserves your attention. Recommendation!

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