08/30/2011 11:56 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

'The Skin I Live In' Trailer: Antonio Banderas In Pedro Almodovar's Bizarre New Film (VIDEO)

Antonio Banderas' career, of late, has largely seen him slip into the fur of the adventurous, flamboyant kitty, Puss in Boots, for both the "Shrek" series and his own upcoming spinoff feature. For his next live action film, though, he's back to dealing with human skin -- and in a much creepier way.

The Spanish actor stars in the upcoming Pedro Almodovar film, "The Skin I Live In," about a manipulative surgeon who spends years developing an artificial epidermis that could have prevented his wife's tragic death. Gael Garcia Bernal co-stars, and from the trailer alone, it looks like a wild and haunting trip.

Check out the trailer, and then below, see the full short synopsis;


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...