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“Segunda piel” (Second Skin) is a 1999 Spanish drama film directed by , based on the novel by Javier Marías. The film follows the story of Julián () and Ana (), two strangers who meet at a wedding in Madrid and fall in love. However, their relationship is complicated by secrets and lies, as they both have hidden pasts that threaten to tear them apart.

Review:

“Segunda piel” received critical acclaim upon its release, with many praising the film's performances, direction, and screenplay. The chemistry between and is particularly noteworthy, as they both give powerful and nuanced performances that capture the complex emotions of their characters. The film's themes of love, betrayal, and identity are explored with subtlety and depth, making it a thought-provoking and engaging watch.

Awards:

“Segunda piel” was nominated for several Goya Awards in 2000, including Best Director, Best Screenplay, and Best Supporting Actress (for Rosa María Sardà). Although it did not win any awards, the film's critical success helped to establish as a major figure in Spanish cinema.

Popularity:

“Segunda piel” has become a cult classic among Spanish film enthusiasts, and is widely regarded as one of the best films of its era. While it may not have achieved mainstream success, its reputation has only grown over time, with many viewers praising its artistic merit and emotional impact.


Spanish Segunda piel
Directed by
Written by Ángeles González Sinde
Produced by Andrés Vicente Gómez
Starring , , , ,
Cinematography Julio Madurga
Edited by Nicholas Wentworth
Music by Roque Baños
Production
companies
Lolafilms Vía Digital Antena 3 de Televisión
Distributed by Lolafilms Distribución
Release date December 1999 (Goya Awards screening) 14 January 2000 (Spain)
Running time 100 minutes
Country Spain
Language Spanish

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