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An Unspeakably Creepy Teaser for Almodovar's "The Skin I Live In"

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    Man, it's only 30-seconds long, but this clip from Almodovar's latest just gave us a serious case of the willies, possessing as it does a whiff of "The Human Centipede."

    "The Skin I Live In," which will make its world premiere at Cannes, stars Antonio Banderas as a plastic surgeon whose wife is horribly burned in a car accident.

     

    Here's the official synopsis from the Cannes website:

    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 a further three 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...

    So, like we said, creepy