Tuesday, May 24, 2011

From the 'Disturbed' Mind of Pedro Almodovar

Don't think I'll be catching this one:

Spanish director Pedro Almodovar's latest thriller, "The Skin I Live In," had filmgoers fleeing the theater Thursday night at its gala premiere at the Cannes Film Festival, due to some aggressively violent and disturbing content.
The film, which stars Antonio Banderas and budding actress Spanish actress Elena Anaya, focuses on a mad but brilliant surgeon (Banderas) who kidnaps a man who raped his daughter.
The doctor's daughter killed herself from the grief and it drives him to take very drastic measures. This is where it gets complicated and disturbing.
This is where it gets complicated and disturbing? You mean up till now it's been transparent and rib-tickling? To continue with the unsettling (to say the least) plot:
Banderas then gives the rapist a sex change and transplants his deceased daughter's face onto his body.
He later has sex with the man he has brutally experimented on and turned into a woman.
I take it back. That is a whack more complicated and disturbing. In fact, it represents a quantum leap in complicated and disturbing. Call it complicated and disturbing--squared.

The critics are gonna love it!

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