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Peculiar Anatomic Poster for Almodóvar's 'The Skin That I Inhabit'

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February 14, 2011
Source: El Pais

Antonio Banderas in The Skin That I Inhabit

¿Que tal llevar no piel? I was emailed by a reader from Spain today linking me to this odd teaser poster for Pedro Almodóvar's new film The Skin That I Inhabit, which is the literal translation of the Spanish title La Piel que Habito (even though I've seen it as The Skin I Live In elsewhere). The first still, seen above, was released a couple of months ago, but Spanish newspaper El Pais (via The Playlist) has revealed the first full teaser poster for The Skin That I Inhabit with Antonio Banderas and it's a bit odd - peculiar really is the best way to describe it. It honestly kind of reminds me of a science text book from high school. Take a look!

Pedro Almodóvar's The Skin That I Inhabit Poster

Why all this anatomical/creepy imagery? What's it about? Based on Thierry Jonquet's Mygale, this revenge tale tells the story of a plastic surgeon, played by Banderas (reuniting after 20 years with Almodóvar after working on Tie Me Up! Time Me Down! in 1990), seeking revenge on the men who raped his daughter. But apparently it's much more than that - while seeking justice, he keeps his wife imprisoned and subjects her to humiliating sex acts with strangers. Uh wow okay? This is Spanish filmmaker Pedro Almodóvar's latest film following Broken Embraces, and we expect it to premiere at Cannes in the summer. Is anyone interested?

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Reader Feedback - 10 Comments

1

O.o what the hell? I...I like it! its odd and indeed peculiar...I'm in.

Anonymous on Feb 15, 2011

2

looks like the cover of a science textbook

ozzie on Feb 15, 2011

3

Not in the least. Big pass.

97point6 on Feb 15, 2011

4

Big fan of Almodovar, Volver is my fav!!

Conrad Williams on Feb 15, 2011

5

BOOM

Florian Heeba Cheeba Habito on Feb 15, 2011

6

hey 97point6, good thing there are are some comic book movies on the horizon for u 2 enjoy. see u @ $piderman????

toules on Feb 15, 2011

7

I read the book. It's awesome and very disturbing. I'm really looking forward to this movie.

Jill on Feb 15, 2011

8

i like the poster - it's colorful and macabre. i'm also interested in the movie.

Anonymous on Feb 15, 2011

9

Yep: Banderas is such a great actor, I'm betting he can make pure evil interesting and watchable, and Almodovar is unquestionably one of the great directors working today. I'll watch it, but may not be able to sleep for a while!

Dee on Feb 15, 2011

10

Just by reading this note, I can tell the MPAA is gonna sharp her finest knife: The NC-17-sized one!

Edan Marmont on Feb 16, 2011

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