FIRST LOOK: Antonio Banderas in “La Piel Que Habito”

Pedro Almodóvar describes his film La Piel Que Habito (The Skin that I Inhabit) opening in Spain on March 18th and starring Antonio Banderas as a “horror story without screams or shocks.” But if the first few images from the movie send a message, it's that the famed Spanish director's latest movie is going to be creepy.

The movie stars Banderas as a plastic surgeon obsessed with getting revenge on the man who raped his daughter and is based on Thierry Jonquet's novel Mygale. "It's the harshest film I've ever written," the famed Spanish director told El Pais. "And Banderas's character is brutal."

Banderas was one of Almodovar original muses, appearing in no less than five of his earliest films including Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown and Tie Me Up, Tie Me Down—the film credited with launching Banderas to international stardom.

It seems like the two are picking up right up where they left off. "He's [Antonio Banderas] exactly the same as when he left," Almodóvar inisists, "From the minute he walked in, it was as if we had just finished Tie Me Up the night before!"

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Mariela Rosario,

I'm a raging opinionista and I love to share my ramblings on everything from pop culture to food to stuff that makes me laugh & cry! I've worked in all types of media (TV, film, print) and was previously the online editor at Latina magazine before joining Mamás Latinas. On most nights you can find me working my way through my library of cookbooks or playing with my puppy Lola (my only child so far). I have a wonderful hubby who shares my passion for any and all kinds of travel. Together, we've formed a semi-professional wine drinking team.

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