The Skin I Live In (2011) - Plot Summary Poster

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  • In honor of his late wife who died in a flaming car accident, scientist, Dr. Robert Ledgard, is trying to synthesize the perfect skin which can withstand burns, cuts or any other kind of damage. As he gets closer to perfecting this skin on his flawless patient, the scientific community starts growing skeptical and his past is revealed that shows how his patient is closely linked to tragic events he would like to forget.

    - Written by napierslogs
  • In Toledo, the scientist and surgeon Dr. Robert Ledgard is researching a synthetic skin capable to resist fire and any harm after the death of his beloved wife, who was burnt in a car accident. He is isolated in his mansion with his maid Marilia and his mysterious subject Vera Cruz, who is testing his experiment but is locked in her room. After the assault of the thug Zeca, who raped Vera, Robert has a nightmare with his daughter Norma, who was raped in a party by the youngster Vicente and committed suicide later. Robert plots a scheme to revenge his daughter that has begun with the abduction of Vicente. What is the connection between Vicente and Vera?

    - Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • A brilliant plastic surgeon, haunted by past tragedies, creates a type of synthetic skin that withstands any kind of damage. His guinea pig: a mysterious and volatile woman who holds the key to his obsession.

    - Written by Anonymous


The camera pans along the town of Toledo in Spain, and across the gated entrance to the clinic/estate known as El Cigarral...

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