IMDb > Second Skin (1999)
Segunda piel
Top Links
trailers and videosfull cast and crewtriviaofficial sitesmemorable quotes
main detailscombined detailsfull cast and crewcompany credits
Awards & Reviews
user reviewsexternal reviewsawardsuser ratingsparents guidemessage board
Plot & Quotes
plot summarysynopsisplot keywordsmemorable quotes
Did You Know?
triviagoofssoundtrack listingcrazy creditsalternate versionsmovie connectionsFAQ
Other Info
box office/businessrelease datesfilming locationstechnical specsliterature listingsNewsDesk
taglines trailers and videos posters photo gallery
External Links
showtimesofficial sitesmiscellaneousphotographssound clipsvideo clips

Second Skin (1999) More at IMDbPro »Segunda piel (original title)

Photos (See all 4 | slideshow)


User Rating:
6.5/10   1,326 votes »
Your Rating:
Saving vote...
Deleting vote...
/10   (delete | history)
Sorry, there was a problem
Popularity: ?
Up 19% in popularity this week. See why on IMDbPro.
Ángeles González Sinde (writer)
Gerardo Vera (original idea)
View company contact information for Second Skin on IMDbPro.
Release Date:
14 January 2000 (Spain) See more »
Un triangulo diferente
Al enamorarnos, apostamos. Y es un juego demasiado íntimo para asimilar con facilidad el fracaso. Elena... See more » | Full synopsis »
2 wins & 2 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Wonderful & Worth Your Time See more (28 total) »


  (in credits order)

Javier Bardem ... Diego

Jordi Mollà ... Alberto (as Jordi Mollá)

Ariadna Gil ... Elena

Cecilia Roth ... Eva
Mercedes Sampietro ... Mª Elena
Javier Albalá ... Rafael
Adrián Sac ... Adrián
Cristina Espinosa ... Ana Mari
Pilar Castro ... Neus
Ramiro Alonso ... Oriol
Silvia Espigado ... Ingeniera
Carmen Grey ... Enfermera
Ángela Rosal ... Tomasa
Luis B. Santiago ... Aitor
Christian Queipo ... Luis
Ivan Mateos ... Iván
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Lucrecia ... Cantante (uncredited)

Directed by
Gerardo Vera 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Ángeles González Sinde  writer
Gerardo Vera  original idea

Produced by
Andrés Vicente Gómez .... producer
Marco Gómez .... associate producer
Original Music by
Roque Baños 
Cinematography by
Julio Madurga 
Film Editing by
Nicholas Wentworth 
Production Design by
Ana Alvargonzález 
Costume Design by
Macarena Soto 
Makeup Department
Eli Adánez .... hair stylist
Paca Almenara .... makeup artist
María Amaro .... assistant makeup artist
Production Management
Luisa García .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Iván Arroyo .... director trainee
Emma Beltrán .... assistant director
Susana González .... second assistant director
Antxon Zabala .... first assistant director (as Antton Zabala)
Art Department
Gonzalo Ansó .... stand-by props
José Miguel Bombín .... assistant decorator
Iñaki Bruña .... property master
Fernando Guijarro .... art assistant
Leandro Muslera .... art assistant
Juan Ignacio Viñuales .... stand-by props
Sound Department
José Antonio Bermúdez .... sound mixer
Luis Castro .... foley artist
Ángel Gallardo .... dialogue editor
Arturo Garcia Martin .... sound editor (as Arturo García)
Antonio García .... sound effects recordist
Diego Garrido .... sound mixer assistant
Fabio Huete .... boom operator
Raúl Lasvignes .... sound editor
Antonio Rodríguez 'Mármol' .... sound engineer
Ricardo Viñas .... dolby sound consultant
Nicholas Wentworth .... sound editor
Visual Effects by
Jorge Calvo .... digital artist: title sequence
Juan Ramón Herrero .... digital artist: title sequence (uncredited)
Ezequiel Larrú .... digital artist: title sequence (uncredited)
Ángel Plana .... stunt coordinator
Camera and Electrical Department
Paola Ardizzoni .... still photographer
Mónica de Pascalis .... still photographer (as Mónica Pascalis)
Eva Díaz .... second assistant camera
José Luis González .... key grip
Emiliano Merino .... lighting
Javier Merino .... electrician
José Luis Pérez .... generator operator
Ramiro Sabell .... assistant camera
Arcadio Sequeira .... gaffer (as Arcadio Sequeiro)
David Tudela .... video assist
Manuel Velasco .... second assistant camera (as Manolo Velasco)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
María Carmen Castro .... set costumer (as Mª Carmen Castro)
Javier Peláez .... assistant costume designer
Editorial Department
Ascen Marchena .... assistant editor
Vanessa Marimbert .... second assistant editor
Víctor Álcazar .... intern assistant editor
Music Department
Filharmonický Orchester Praha .... orchestra
Mario Klemens .... conductor
Alex Martínez .... music assistant
Fernando Ortí Salvador .... conductor (as Fernando Orti)
José Vinader .... score recording & mixing
Transportation Department
Pedro Hernández .... transportation
Javier Montero .... driver
José Luis Pérez .... transportation
Other crew
Francisco Amaro .... administrator
Susana Asenjo .... first production assistant
Giles Bones .... press and public relations
Patricia Bonet .... production secretary
Juan Campos .... production coordinator
Juan Gatti .... title designer
Elena Gil Nagel .... script supervisor (as Elena Gil-Nagel)
Juanlo Prada Garrudo .... production assistant (as Juan Lorenzo Prada)
Ander Sistiaga .... second production assistant
Eva Sklar .... press and public relations

Production CompaniesDistributorsOther Companies

Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Segunda piel" - Spain (original title)
See more »
Rated R for sexual content and some language (edited version)
100 min
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Filming Locations:

Did You Know?

It was Rafael Azconas who encouraged director Gerardo Vera to make this movie.See more »
Movie Connections:
Features Twisted Obsession (1989)See more »
YoukaliSee more »


This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.
9 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
Wonderful & Worth Your Time, 7 March 2008
Author: ladewi from United States

The kaleidescope of images that make up the beautiful opening credits (which is probably the best opening I've seen in a long time) truly sets the tone for this film. And in this film ,just like a kaleidescope, the parts that make it up seem simple enough. You have the pretty wife, the cute kid, and the husband with a secret. You have the lover on the side, a handsome doctor. But this handsome Doctor Diego, played wonderfully by Javier Bardem, is having an affair with Alberto, the husband in the not so perfect marriage. But , just like the kaleidescope ,this is where the simplicity ends. We've all seen the films of people finding out, and coming to terms with their sexuality.That's what makes this film unique. It's not another "I'm discovering I'M Gay" picture. This movie doesn't follow that typical plot. The kaleidescope effect comes into play. You have to deal with a range of emotions that for me, at first, made me completely loath Alberto . The wife suspects, the wife finds out, yet Alberto's lies are too deeply woven in his psyche . And although Diego knows there's not something quite right, but because he's in love, he looks past them. He wants to believe he's not a fool.Alberto incessantly lies to both his wife, and his lover.The man is completely arrogant and self absorbed on every level. He is indifferent to his wife and Diego.Though his wife knows, he makes promises to her he can't keep. And he strings Diego along with more lies and distance, with complete disregard for the mans love for him.. I was completely hateful in regards to Alberto, but the more I thought about it..the more he came across to me as a man so desperately and selfishly in love with two people , and what each had to offer, that he actually couldn't fathom losing either one of them. The range of emotions, from love, betrayal , trust , and understanding are just a few of the emotions that come into play. I love how this movie isn't about being gay, but how one person can effect the lives of others with the tangled web of deception , that eventually effects and destroys exactly what one was trying to hold onto in the first place.I know many are disappointed with the conclusion of the story. But for me, I found the journey far more important to what was the obvious and inevitable outcome.Ohh..and the man on man sex scene...SMOKING HOT!

Was the above review useful to you?
See more (28 total) »

Message Boards

Discuss this movie with other users on IMDb message board for Second Skin (1999)
Recent Posts (updated daily)User
If she knew.. nuraana
Realistic? grtou
pictures of the hot scene! macpunta
The irony of life esitumoran
USA DVD - is it presented correctly?? stevenw-1
See more »


If you enjoyed this title, our database also recommends:
- - - - -
Undertow Blackmail Boy The Ignorant Fairies Happy Endings Mulligans
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
Show more recommendations

Related Links

Full cast and crew Company credits External reviews
News articles IMDb Drama section IMDb Spain section

You may report errors and omissions on this page to the IMDb database managers. They will be examined and if approved will be included in a future update. Clicking the 'Edit page' button will take you through a step-by-step process.