In My Skin

In My Skin


Reviewed by: David Haviland

In My Skin is a disturbing, graphic film about self harm. Its star and creator, Marina De Van, plays a successful career woman who gashes her leg in an accidental fall.

After this incident, she starts feeling uncontrollable urges to cut herself. This shocking behaviour jeopardises her personal relationships and her career.

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The film is undeniably powerful, although this is mainly through its sheer shock value.

The treatment of the subject matter is deeply irresponsible, as it seems to argue that the only problem with self-mutilation is society's judgemental fear of this otherwise harmless pleasure.

Reviewed on: 17 Sep 2004
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An upwardly mobile PR assistant accidentally slashes her leg at a party and becomes increasingly fixated on the wound. After an initial period of bodily disorientation, she secretly falls in love with her own skin – and wants to see what lies beneath.
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Director: Marina De Van

Writer: Marina De Van

Starring: Marina De Van, Larent Lucas, Lea Drucker, Thibauly de Montalembert, Dominique Reymond, Bernard Alane, Marc Rioufol, Francois Lamotte

Year: 2002

Runtime: 93 minutes

BBFC: 18 - Age Restricted

Country: France

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