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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... See more »

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Cast

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Robert Ledgard
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Vera Cruz
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Marilia
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Vicente
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Zeca
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Fulgencio
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Presidente del Instituto de Biotecnología
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Norma Ledgard
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Madre de Vicente
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Cristina
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Médico
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Policía
Buika ...
Cantante (as Concha Buika)
Ana Mena ...
Norma joven
Teresa Manresa ...
Casilda Efraiz
Fernando Iglesias
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Agustín
Miguel Almodóvar ...
Hijo de Agustín
Marta R. Mahou ...
Profesora de Yoga en TV
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Guillermo Carbajo ...
Amigos (uncredited)
Violaine Estérez ...
Colega del Dr. Ledgard (uncredited)
Sheyla Fariña ...
Amigos (uncredited)
Esther García ...
Presentadora (uncredited)
Iván González Lewis ...
Músico (uncredited)
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Wedding Guest (uncredited)
Azahara Moyano ...
Cirujana Plástica (uncredited)
David Vila ...
Amigos (uncredited)

Directed by

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Pedro Almodóvar

Written by

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Thierry Jonquet ... (novel "Tarantula")
 
Pedro Almodóvar ... ()
 
Agustín Almodóvar ... (collaboration)

Produced by

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Agustín Almodóvar ... producer
Esther García ... producer
Bárbara Peiró ... associate producer (as Barbara Peiró)

Music by

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Alberto Iglesias

Cinematography by

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José Luis Alcaine

Film Editing by

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José Salcedo

Editorial Department

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Chema Alba ... digital intermediate colorist
Elena Araco ... dcp mastering / scanning and film recording
Diana G. Jimena ... second assistant editor
Diana García Jimena ... second assistant editor
Pedro C. Lozano ... post-production coordinator (as Pedro Lozano)
Guillermo Peña Jr. ... telecine colorist
Marta Velasco ... first assistant editor

Casting By

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Luis San Narciso

Production Design by

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Antxón Gómez ... (as Antxon Gómez)

Art Direction by

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Carlos Bodelón ... supervising art director

Set Decoration by

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Vicent Díaz ... (as Vicente Díaz)

Costume Design by

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Paco Delgado

Makeup Department

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Oscar Aramburu ... hair assistant: Galicia
Tamar Aviv ... special makeup effects artist: DDT
María Barreiro ... hair assistant: Galicia
María de los Ángeles Cambronero ... additional hairstylist (as Mª Ángeles Cambronero)
Manolo Carretero ... hair stylist
Cristina Couto ... makeup assistant: Galicia
Fanibell ... makeup assistant: Galicia (as Fannybell)
Raquel Fidalgo ... assistant makeup artist
Aline Hafezi ... art finisher
Carlos Hernández ... additional makeup artist
María Illobre ... makeup assistant: Galicia
Sylvie Imbert ... additional makeup
Chass Llach ... additional hairstylist
Sebastian Lochmann ... special makeup effects sculptor
David Martí ... special makeup effects artist
José Martínez ... hair assistant: Galicia
Fani Mosqueira ... hair assistant: Galicia
Mamen Peña ... additional hairstylist
Esther Quintas ... makeup assistant: Galicia
Montse Ribé ... special makeup effects artist
Carlos Rivadulla ... hair assistant: Galicia
Pablo S. Santomil ... hair assistant: Galicia
Karmele Soler ... makeup artist
Suzanne Stokes-Munton ... wig design
Aleix Torrecillas ... mold maker: DDT SFX
Susana Veira ... makeup assistant: Galicia
Patricia Vilela ... hair assistant: Galicia

Production Management

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Sergio Díaz ... unit production manager
Toni Novella ... line producer
Federico Rozadillas ... assistant production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Manuel Calvo ... first assistant director (as Manu Calvo)
Juan Carlevaris ... trainee assistant director
Laura Díez ... trainee assistant director
David Esquivel ... third assistant director
Patricia González ... second assistant director: Galicia (as Patricia Glez. Galán)
Jon Iglesias ... additional assistant director
Francisco Lareu ... second assistant director: Galicia
Eva Sánchez ... second assistant director (as Eva S. Nofuentes)

Art Department

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Gonzalo Ansó ... props
Pablo Buratti ... storyboard artist
Jesús Calzada ... assistant decorator
Carlota Casado ... assistant decorator
Alexandra Fernández ... assistant decorator: Galicia
Juan Gatti ... graphic designer
Mikel Izaguirre ... props
Antía León Castro ... property master (as Antía León)
Alejandra Loiseau ... set designer
José Luis Moya ... construction coordinator
Ramón Moya ... construction manager
Juanan Padilla ... property master
Antón Pena ... props: Galicia
Ramón Rubira ... props: Galicia
Pablo Seoane ... props
Juan Ignacio Viñuales ... props (as Juan I. Viñuales)
Sandra Wahlbeck ... painter
Tania Whalbeck ... painter (as Tania Wahlbeck) / props (as Tania Wahlbeck)

Sound Department

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Eduardo Castro ... sound editing assistant (as Eduardo G. Castro)
Juan Dibarboure ... boom operator
Diego Díaz ... sound assistant
Álex F. Capilla ... foley artist
Patrick Ghislain ... foley mixer
Mario González ... sound re-recording mixer assistant
Pelayo Gutiérrez ... sound editor
Ana Belén Martín ... post-production sound
Iván Marín ... sound
César Molina ... dialogue editor
Marc Orts ... re-recording mixer
Rafa Paniagua ... sound editing assistant
Josep Prieto ... sound recordist
Jaume Puig ... dolby consultant

Special Effects by

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César Abades ... special effects technician
Reyes Abades ... special effects supervisor
Óscar Abades ... special effects technician (as Oscar Abades)
Tamar Aviv ... prosthetic makeup artist: DDT
Manuel Beccaro ... special effects assistant
Maxime Boquier ... special effects makeup: DDT SFX Crew
Paula Eden ... special makeup effects artist: DDT
Sebastian Lochmann ... sculptor
José M. Meneses ... special effects technician: DDT
Jordi Morera ... special effects makeup: DDT SFX Crew
Raquel Munuera ... special effects makeup: DDT SFX Crew
Stephen Murphy ... prosthetics sculptor
Yago Partal ... conceptual designer: DDT
Pablo Perona ... special effects makeup: DDT SFX Crew (as Pablo Perona Navarro)
Daniel Reboul ... special effects
Marcos Sagasta ... special effects technician: DDT sfx
Joaquín Vergara ... special effects

Visual Effects by

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Sonsoles Aranguren ... digital compositor (as Sonsoles L. Aranguren)
Bahar Cetin ... digital compositor
Pilar Cienfuegos ... digital compositor
Alicia del Rio ... digital conform artist
Eduardo Díaz ... visual effects supervisor
Ezequiel Larrú ... digital compositor
Alberto Luceño ... cgi artist
Helen Martí Donoghue ... visual effects producer (as Helen Marti Donoghue)
Guillermo Martínez Benavente ... digital compositor
Ramón Ramos ... digital compositor
Thorsten Rienth ... digital compositor
Paula Rubio ... digital compositor
Yolanda Rubio ... digital compositor

Stunts

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Pablo Amorós ... stunt performer (as Pablo Amoros)
Camino Capellín ... stunt performer (as Camino G. Capellín)
Camino García ... stunt performer
César Solar ... action coordinator / stunt coordinator

Camera and Electrical Department

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Francisco Argibay ... electrician: Galicia
Aitor Axpe ... additional electrician
Fernando Beltrán ... gaffer
Nacho Cadena ... electrician: Galicia
Edu Canet ... second assistant camera trainee
Roberto Cuadrado ... electrician
Abraham Cubo ... additional electrician
Antonio de Benito ... additional electrician
Cuco de la Peña ... first assistant camera: "b" camera (as Joaquín 'Cuco' de la Peña)
Óscar de Luna ... electrician (as Oscar de Luna)
Fidel Dopazo ... electrician: Galicia
Lucía Faraig ... still photographer
Ezequiel Fernández ... additional electrician
Fernando Flores ... grip: scorpio head technician
Carlos García ... additional electrician
José Haro ... still photographer
Ígor Iglesias ... video assist
Aarón López ... first assistant a camera
Joaquín Manchado ... camera operator
Raúl Manchado ... steadicam operator
Manuel Mayor ... electrician: Galicia
Carlos Miguel ... key grip
Roberto Miguel ... grip
Santiago Millán ... additional electrician (as Santi Millán)
José Luis Molero ... additional electrician
Sergio Morales ... additional electrician
Imanol Nabea ... assistant camera: Galicia
Luis Neira ... electrician: Galicia
Chiqui Palma ... second camera operator: Galicia
Ana Portela Rodríguez ... electrician: Galicia
Enrique Pérez ... electrician
Lago Quintas ... electrician: Galicia
Isabel Rega ... second assistant camera: second unit
Jon Peter Rowing ... assistant camera
Hiram Ríos ... steadicam assistant: Galicia
Marcelino San Eugenio ... additional electrician (as Marcelo San Eugenio)
Alberto Sánchez Beltrán ... electrician (as Alberto Sánchez)
Paco Sánchez Polo ... second unit: camera operator
Ramón Sánchez ... second camera operator: Galicia / steadicam operator: Galicia
Klaus Track ... hd tech: additional
Xose Tubio ... electrician: Galicia (as Xose M. Tubío)
Guillermo Vázquez ... second assistant camera: second unit

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Sonia Capilla ... additional seamstress
Miguel Cervera ... costume assistant
Jean-Paul Gaultier ... selected wardrobe
Sonia Isla ... assistant costume designer
Joaquín Montull ... assistant costume designer
Rosa María Pérez ... seamstress (as Rosa Mª Pérez)
Clotilde Vaello ... seamstress: Galicia
Virginia Vera ... costume assistant

Location Management

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Alberto Alén ... location manager: Galicia

Music Department

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Mark Berrow ... musician: violin
Rachel Bolt ... viola
Jo Buckley ... assistant orchestra contractor
Javier Casado ... music producer (as J. Casado) / musician
David Cerrejón ... assistant to the composer
José Luis Crespo ... score recording & mixing
Andrew Crowley ... musician (as Andy Crowley)
Fiona Cruickshank ... score recordist
Fernando Favier ... musician: "Se me hizo fácil"
Joulien Ferrer ... musician: "Se me hizo fácil"
Emilio García Rivas ... music mixer assistant
Jake Gill ... music runner
Iván González Lewis ... musician: "Se me hizo fácil" (as Iván 'Melón' Lewis)
Isobel Griffiths ... orchestral contractor
Vicente Huerta ... musician
Alberto Iglesias ... music producer
Inoidel ... musician: "Se me hizo fácil"
Peter Lale ... musician
Steve Mair ... musician: double bass
Evereth Nelson ... orchestra leader
Dany Noel ... chorus: "Se me hizo fácil" (as Dani Noel) / musician: "Se me hizo fácil" (as Dani Noel)
Anthony Pleeth ... musician
Carlitos Sarduy ... musician: "Se me hizo fácil"
Mary Scully ... musician
Bruce White ... musician: viola

Transportation Department

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Carlos Bautista ... driver: Antonio Banderas
Andrés García ... driver
Mateo Roycki ... driver: Pedro Almodóvar

Other crew

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Rafa Bautista ... trainer (as Rafael Bautista)
Yuyi Beringola ... script supervisor
Gabi Díaz Bermejo ... production assistant
Ruth Castillo ... receptionist
Lucilia Coelho ... production team
Covadonga R. Gamboa ... production coordinator
Lola García ... assistant to director
Mercedes González Barreira ... press assistant (as Mercedes Glez. Barreira)
Marina Hernando ... second production assistant (as Marina H. Molini)
Fernando Lueches ... assistant to director
Israel Mendoza ... second production assistant
Yuriria Montero ... cashier
Liliana Niespial ... international relations assistant
Rafael Pajares ... second production assistant (as Rafa Pajares)
Diego Pajuelo ... financial advisor
Deborah Palomo ... press
Roberto Perez Antolin ... marketing executive
Marta R. Mahou ... yoga teacher
Federico Rozadillas ... first production assistant
María Talón ... cashier

Thanks

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Louise Bourgeois ... thanks
Ignacio Orovio ... thanks
Gonzalo Suárez ... thanks

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

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

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Also Known As
  • The Skin I Live In (World-wide, English title)
  • Die Haut, in der ich wohne (Germany)
  • Under huden (Norway)
  • Koža u kojoj živim (Serbia)
  • Kani romelshic vckhovrob (Georgia)
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Runtime
  • 120 min
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Box Office

Budget $13,000,000 (estimated)
Cumulative Worldwide Gross $30,842,353

Did You Know?

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Trivia In one scene Dr. Ledgard is shown working on a bonsai tree. Bonsai is the art of creating spectacularly twisted dwarf trees, contrary to their natural patterns, by manipulating their nutrition, growing conditions and with ruthless pruning. This mirrors his ongoing experiment with Vera. See more »
Goofs When Doctor Robert Ledgard and his colleague are preparing themselves for the surgery they wear sterile gloves and then tie each other clothes from the back, that is considered non sterile, so they will contaminate the surgery. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Cannes Film Festival 2011 (2011). See more »
Soundtracks Por el amor de amar See more »
Quotes Profesora de Yoga en TV: There's a place where you can take refuge. A place inside you, a place to which no one else has access, a place that no one can destroy.
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