There are certain movies that, for one reason or another, just make me feel uneasy. Whether it’s the atmosphere, the tone, the people behind it, or the subject matter, they’re the kind of films that one could reasonably call “creepy.” I have yet to see Pedro Almodovar‘s The Skin I Live In, but everything we’ve seen from it so far – from a teaser to some stills – makes me think that it will be one of those films, and for some of the reasons mentioned above. Based on the novel Tarantula by Thierry Jonquet, the movie tells the story of “a plastic surgeon carrying out a vendetta on the man who raped his daughter.”
A new trailer has shown up at Twitch, and it isn’t making me feel any better. There’s something about this that comes off as wrong, but in a good way — maybe it’s the music or the masked killer, but whatever it is, it’s present. Thankfully, the movie seems to live up to its promotional material, as Raffi gave it a positive review at Cannes, and even included it in his best of the festival roundup. One of the things that I love in this preview is the hint of relentlessness that Antonio Banderas displays in the film, something that I don’t think we’ve seen from him for quite some time. I’m eager to check the film out, and watching the trailer below might help to fuel your excitement.
Also starring Elena Anaya, Marisa Paredes, Jan Cornet, Roberto Alamo, Blanca Suárez, Eduard Fernández, José Luis Gómez, Bárbara Lennie, Susi Sánchez, Fernando Cayo and Teresa Manresa, The Skin I Live In will be seeing a release this November from Sony Pictures Classics.
Did you like this trailer, and does it make you want to see the movie? Are you a fan of Almodovar’s past work?
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