DVD Review: The Skin I Live In
So that's what all the hype is about.
When this movie was playing at Cannes, the morons over at Fox News apparently spoiled the movie in their article. My co-worker (and unfortunate Fox News fan) didn't realize this and began to explain the movie to me, thus revealing the huge plot point at the end that is meant to be a surprise. Normally I don't care if I'm spoiled beforehand. Hell, I look for spoilers on purpose sometimes. But this really got on my nerves because it seemed so brilliant. I just have to wonder when I would've caught on.
Robert (Antonio Bandares) is a surgeon who's trying to engineer a new type of skin, resistant to insect bites and burns. He's marked by a past tragedy. He tests out his skin on the mysterious Vera (Elena Anaya) but who is Vera to him?
I have to admit that knowing the ending confused me a little at the beginning. This story is much more intricate, and I guess I was expecting something a littler simpler. That being said, it's an amazing story nonetheless. Bandaras is truly haunting. Honestly, my only gripe about this movie was I found one character, Zeca (not really a spoiler) to be absolutely pointless and only provided cheap T&A.
Memorable Quote: "You said that a year ago.." - Vera (Elena Anaya)