The Skin I Live In (2011)

8.12 / Rated by 4 people

120 min.
Plot  Surgeon Robert Ledgard was successful in cultivating artificial skin resistant to burns and insect bites, which he says he has been testing on athymic mice, which he calls “GAL”. He presents his results in a medical symposium but when he privately discloses he has also conducted illegal transgenetic experiments on humans, he is forbidden to continue with his research.

On his secluded estate, Ledgard is keeping a young woman named Vera captive, with the help of one of his servants, Marilia. Due to the suspension of his official experiments, Robert asks Marilia to dismiss the other servants.

While Robert is out, Marilia's son Zeca, having committed a robbery, arrives and asks his mother to hide him for a few days. He sees Vera on Ledgard's security camera screens and demands to see her in the flesh. When Marilia refuses to let him stay after she invites him in, he binds and gags her and then rapes Vera. Robert soon arrives and kills Zeca.

While Robert disposes ...



Antonio Banderas
Dr. Robert Ledgard
Elena Anaya
Vera Cruz
Marisa Paredes
Jan Cornet
Vicente Guillén Piñeiro
Blanca Suárez
Norma Ledgard


All Titles

La piel que habito
Spanish Original Title
The Skin I Live In
English Title

Release Dates






emine nur rated La piel que habito (2011) with 7.5 stars / 28.02.2016

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