Pocas veces el cliché de que tal director puede permitirse hacer lo que quiera, ha sido tan cierto como en este peliculón de Almodovar donde demuestra un gran potencial siniestro. Volverá por estas latitudes?
Well that was weird.
It was good.
But it was weird.
I mean like really weird, and messed up, and disturbing, and weird.
Did I mention it was weird?
Antonio Banderas plays a Doctor who's an expert on skin. He lives in an impressive house where he is seemingly holding a woman prisoner whilst he works on her skin.
To say much more would ruin the film really but the central mystery is who is…
Ugh, so good. So messed up though. Watch it if you haven't.
The most amazing movie I've ever seen!!
While well shot and acted, The Skin I Live In succeeds in being one of the strangest films I've seen. Its artsy tone often leaves the horrific acts in a grey area between horror and comedy that results in uncomfortable scenes. Its engaging plot can often be muddled by its own strange structure. The films plot twist is extremely absurd, though profound and entertaining nonetheless.
Overall, the film clearly has cinematic and artistic merit, but I personally find its tone and structure off putting in sections.
Pretty interesting movie, but it falls flat on its face at the end.
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In order to not give away any plot details, which I think is crucial for anyone to have not seen/heard of this film before, I will simply sum up my thoughts as they came to me while watching.
This is pretty good, bit strange. Not sure I totally understand what's happening.
Quite a few different story threads going on now, how are these all going to fit together? Hang…
Bored of studying, I decided to check out The Skin I Live In today. This was my first Almodóvar film (What a shameful thing). I gotta say. Man, what a twist this film has! Good story, good acting but it had a lot of potential to be a very powerful film. Almodóvar explores very dark and shocking themes in this film and the character study was interesting.
An overall good, entertaining film.
Almodóvar una vez más dirigiendo una historia perversa y enfermiza, pero esta vez una que hace click con el deseo de venganza que vive en cada uno de nosotros, muy buena aunque el final me pareció demasiado "disney like", pero en general excelente.
Among some writing flaws, the more shocking elements of the film do seem a little goofy when revealed, but that doesn't keep The Skin I Live In from being a gripping slow-burn of a thriller that you can't take your eyes off of. Antonio Banderas portrays an obsessive and vengeful man fantastically, with supporting work that is equally as impressive from Elena Anaya.
This is my second time through The Skin I Live In and I was surprised to find I liked it even better this time. I suppose knowing how everything was going to play out allowed me to focus on other elements of the film. There some great camera work, some solid acting and overall great direction.
If you're looking for something a little different, then I highly recommend this delightfully demented tale.