"THE SKIN I LIVE IN" (2011; R)
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This heady mashup of mad scientist horror story, sexual fantasy, revenge yarn, and existential escape caper from director Pedro Almodovar is simultaneously creepy and beautiful.
Vera (Elena Anaya) is a prisoner in the clinic of an obsessive plastic surgeon (Antonio Banderas) who inch by inch, surgery by surgery is turning her into the most beautiful woman in the world.
Who is Vera? Where did she come from? And just what does she mean to the outwardly rational but emotionally tormented doctor? Is it love…or something else?