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Second Skin (1999)

Segunda piel (original title)
A doctor and a married man's extended affair affects the lives of not only the men involved but the wife as well.

Director:

Gerardo Vera

Writers:

Ángeles González Sinde, Gerardo Vera (original idea)
2 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Javier Bardem ... Diego
Jordi Mollà ... Alberto (as Jordi Mollá)
Ariadna Gil ... Elena
Cecilia Roth ... Eva
Mercedes Sampietro ... Mª Elena
Javier Albalá Javier Albalá ... Rafael
Adrián Sac Adrián Sac ... Adrián
Cristina Espinosa Cristina Espinosa ... Ana Mari
Pilar Castro ... Neus
Ramiro Alonso Ramiro Alonso ... Oriol
Silvia Espigado Silvia Espigado ... Ingeniera
Carmen Grey Carmen Grey ... Enfermera
Ángela Rosal Ángela Rosal ... Tomasa
Luis B. Santiago Luis B. Santiago ... Aitor
Christian Queipo Christian Queipo ... Luis
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Storyline

Al enamorarnos, apostamos. Y es un juego demasiado íntimo para asimilar con facilidad el fracaso. Elena sabe que el enfriamiento que atraviesa su matrimonio no es algo temporal. Alberto , su marido, un joven y prestigioso ingeniero aeronáutico, acaba de entreabrir una nueva puerta y parece decidido a atravesarla con alguien que no es ella. Alberto no pretende fingir, sencillamente está desorientado. Quiere a su mujer y a su hijo, pero intuye que la pasión que le inspira Diego es algo más que deseo. Diego, traumatólogo en una clínica privada, es un hombre sin dobleces ni prejuicios que se tira de cabeza a la piscina del amor arriesgando en ello su estabilidad emocional y profesional, como le advierte su jefa y buena amiga, Eva. Los engaños, las escenas de dolor, y la desconfianza crecen, interponiéndose entre los tres amantes. La confrontación es inevitable, y la ruptura se acelera. Pero Elena no está dispuesta a ceder sin más. Después de echar un vistazo a la situación, tensa los ... Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Un triangulo diferente

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for sexual content and some language | See all certifications »
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Country:

Spain

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

14 January 2000 (Spain) See more »

Also Known As:

Second Skin See more »

Filming Locations:

Madrid, Spain See more »

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$91,433
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

It was Rafael Azconas who encouraged director Gerardo Vera to make this movie. See more »

Connections

Features Twisted Obsession (1989) See more »

Soundtracks

Memé y el sr. Bobo
Written by Mike Porcel
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Overwrought
21 October 2001 | by hitmouseSee all my reviews

I saw this film a few hours ago. It's beautifully shot and there are some nice performances but it just doesn't mount up to much. It's all rather soap-operatic, with a swelling soundtrack and nowhere to go. I thought it was going to go somewhere (belatedly) in the last 20 minutes but it just got wrapped up very suddenly.

I felt I was watching a remake of "Making Love". If you really want to see some emotional truth in a situation like this, see "Hollow Reed".


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