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Second Skin (1999)

Segunda piel (original title)
A doctor and a married man's extended affair affects the lives of not only the men involved but the wife as well.

Director:

Gerardo Vera

Writers:

Ángeles González Sinde, Gerardo Vera (original idea)
2 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Javier Bardem ... Diego
Jordi Mollà ... Alberto (as Jordi Mollá)
Ariadna Gil ... Elena
Cecilia Roth ... Eva
Mercedes Sampietro ... Mª Elena
Javier Albalá Javier Albalá ... Rafael
Adrián Sac Adrián Sac ... Adrián
Cristina Espinosa Cristina Espinosa ... Ana Mari
Pilar Castro ... Neus
Ramiro Alonso Ramiro Alonso ... Oriol
Silvia Espigado Silvia Espigado ... Ingeniera
Carmen Grey Carmen Grey ... Enfermera
Ángela Rosal Ángela Rosal ... Tomasa
Luis B. Santiago Luis B. Santiago ... Aitor
Christian Queipo Christian Queipo ... Luis
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Storyline

Al enamorarnos, apostamos. Y es un juego demasiado íntimo para asimilar con facilidad el fracaso. Elena sabe que el enfriamiento que atraviesa su matrimonio no es algo temporal. Alberto , su marido, un joven y prestigioso ingeniero aeronáutico, acaba de entreabrir una nueva puerta y parece decidido a atravesarla con alguien que no es ella. Alberto no pretende fingir, sencillamente está desorientado. Quiere a su mujer y a su hijo, pero intuye que la pasión que le inspira Diego es algo más que deseo. Diego, traumatólogo en una clínica privada, es un hombre sin dobleces ni prejuicios que se tira de cabeza a la piscina del amor arriesgando en ello su estabilidad emocional y profesional, como le advierte su jefa y buena amiga, Eva. Los engaños, las escenas de dolor, y la desconfianza crecen, interponiéndose entre los tres amantes. La confrontación es inevitable, y la ruptura se acelera. Pero Elena no está dispuesta a ceder sin más. Después de echar un vistazo a la situación, tensa los ... Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Un triangulo diferente

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for sexual content and some language | See all certifications »
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Country:

Spain

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

14 January 2000 (Spain) See more »

Also Known As:

Second Skin See more »

Filming Locations:

Madrid, Spain See more »

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$91,433
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

It was Rafael Azconas who encouraged director Gerardo Vera to make this movie. See more »

Connections

Features Twisted Obsession (1989) See more »

Soundtracks

Youkali
Written by Kurt Weill and Roger Fernay
Arranged by Manel Camp
Adapted by José Luis Rupérez
Performed by Lucrecia
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Glossy Soap Opera
3 June 2003 | by baker-9See all my reviews

For all it's shortcomings, "Seguna Piel" is entertaining in a Lifetime movie kind of way, with some of the most overwrought background music you'll hear in this kind of film.

As someone else here noted, the character of the husband is underwritten to the point where you can't imagine why his wife or male lover waste their time on him. This isn't helped by the more vibrant performances of Javier Bardem as the gay lover and the actress who plays the wife. The husband comes off like a shallow, self-centered, spoiled child. Only at the end does he reveal himself as the conflicted, angry, self-hating man that he is, but it's too much info too late at that point.

Yes the sex scenes - one in particular near the beginning - are steamy, but the drama itself is pure soap.


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