Synopsis by Tracie Cooper
Directed by Javier Maqua, this oddball comedy combines bad taste with a political message. A direct jab at the fallacies of Spanish bureaucracy, Carne de Gallina ("Chicken Skin") is a politically incorrect tale of an eccentric yet dignified group of individuals who have refused to accept what they consider to be an unfair lot in life. When ex-miner Luison (Txema Blasco) suddenly dies in the middle of his visit it a local brothel, the family decides to keep the body at their home and hide the death itself until after the following Monday, when they can claim his pension funds. This satirical look at the absurdities of government also features Karra Elejalde, Isabel Ordaz, Anabel Alonso, Nathalie Sesena, Amparo Valle, and Maxi Rodriguez.