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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
At the beginning of the movie, Marilia is carrying a copy of the book "Runaway" by Alice Munro. Three of the stories in "Runaway" - "Chance", "Soon" and "Silence" - were later adapted by Pedro Almodóvar into Julieta (2016). See more »
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A tour de force, as Almodóvar plunges into new philosophical depths
In his latest film Almodóvar takes a qualitative jump into new
philosophical depths. His usual reflections on the nature of
relationships and the consequence of one's actions take on a well-
defined shape and advance forward with self-assurance.
The order in which the events of the story are told is a cunning device
that allows the director to make us reflect on how superficially -
indeed, skin-deep - we perceive reality and how quick we are to judge
first impressions and jump to conclusions. What we first perceive one
way, those initial scenes that slightly baffle us but which we
nevertheless do not hesitate to judge in a specific way, take on a
completely new meaning when the story pauses to take us back into the
past in order to tell us about an important series of events that
happened at the time which bear a direct relation to present events.
The new light that is shed on the present changes completely our
perception of the story as we had first witnessed it, which is a
humbling experience. We are then taken back again to the present and
continue watching the rest of the film, but with this completely new
understanding of the real underlying motivations for the characters'
actions. It is at this point that through a slight thriller-style twist
in the plot the story takes on a Shakespearean dimension as it delivers
its powerful humanist lesson that vengeance begets vengeance.
Food for thought, in fact enough food to last you days and feed other
people, as you are left on the one hand wondering at the concept of
skin: what we actually desire when we desire someone, whether all
desire is skin-deep, whether the skin does not allow us to see the
person behind. And on the other hand you are left with the reflection
on how the road of vengeance leads only to self-destruction. When a
film leaves you pondering so deeply, I can only conclude it is a great
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