This is the first Antonio Banderas film I’ve seen in a long time that actually looks like something worth checking out. I feel like his foreign language films allow him to get away from the characters he’s been type cast here as in the U.S. and do some very cool stuff. This trailer certainly looks to be very different from what we are used to seeing him in.
Ever since his wife was burned in a car crash, Dr. Robert Ledgard, an eminent plastic surgeon, has been interested in creating a new skin with which he could have saved her. After twelve years, he manages to cultivate a skin that is a real shield against every assault.
In addition to years of study and experimentation, Robert needed three more things: no scruples, an accomplice and a human guinea pig. Scruples were never a problem. Marilia, the woman who looked after him from the day he was born, is his most faithful accomplice. And as for the human guinea pig…
The film hits theaters on October 14th.