Posted by David on May 23rd, 2011
The film, The Skin I Live In, is the first thing I’ve heard of Antonio Banderas making in a while that didn’t involve Shrek, but a gander at his IMDB page reveals he’s been doing a bunch of straight-to-DVD movies here in the U.S. One of these movies, Thick as Thieves, featured Morgan Freeman. They played saucy latin music every time Banderas did almost anything. If this sounds like a lazy, borderline racist joke about Antonio Banderas, let me assure you, it’s not. Because they actually did this in the film. If anyone is lazy and borderline racist, it’s director Mimi Leder. Ay Chihuahua.
I’m assuming The Skin I Live In is Banderas’ attempt to reenter the world of serious cinema, as the movie is about a surgeon (Banderas) whose daughter kills herself after being raped. The surgeon then kidnaps his daughter’s rapist, pantses him before mocking his penis size, gives him a sex change, transplants his dead daughter’s face onto the sex-changed rapist, then rapes the rapist who now looks like his own daughter. Now, here’s a fun game. You figure out what part of that l made up.
To quote the Fox News article:
“It was the fact that the victim was supposed to look like the doctor’s daughter. I couldn’t stop picturing the girl in the beginning of the movie when he was in bed with her, with him, later,” said filmgoer Marie-Elise Martin who left three-quarters of the way through the picture.
Here’s the trailer if you’re looking for something to watch with your girlfriend/wife/forcibly transgendered captive.
[Source: Fox News]