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Old 12-05-2006, 11:38 AM   #1
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After suffering some deep gashes to her leg from an accidental fall, Esther (Marina de Van), a young business writer, becomes preoccupied with her body and skin, especially her wounds. At first she merely caresses her arms, pinches her excess skin, or traces the cuts on her legs, but it isn't long before she is incising wounds directly and aggressively into her own body. Her boyfriend (Laurent Lucas) becomes understandably concerned and angry, but his inability to empathize alienates Esther, and she seeks reclusion to explore her newfound practice. With increased urgency, she turns an unapologetic knife or razor upon her own skin, alternately gorging on the vampiric ecstasy or the brutally masochistic annihilation of her own flesh and blood. The film stays ominously quiet as to what and why this is happening--social, professional, biological pressures all seem relevant but somehow insufficient explanations--and Esther is too indifferent to question her new predilections, too servile to them. While deeply influenced by the work of David Cronenberg (THE FLY, NAKED LUNCH, CRASH), the film is more reliant on feminist and avant garde performance art from the sixties and seventies, namely the work of Marina Abramovic, Ana Mendieta, Carolee Schneemann, and Hermann Nitsch. Intensely graphic, IN MY SKIN examines the body as a boundary and as a battleground for the worlds it stands in between. Rendez-Vous With French Cinema 2003 presented by the Film Society of Lincoln Center, Unifrance, and The French Film Office/Unifrance USA, together with French Cultural Services.



I had totally forgotten about this french film. I remember when I joined B-D their used to be a lot of talk about this flick. Anyways, this film sounds interesting and looks fucked up so I'm interested. Just wondering if it is good or not because I am not sure if it is worth the $ 16.61 so if anyone wants to trade or sell a dvd-r of it ...PM me.
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Old 12-05-2006, 11:46 AM   #2
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it's not bad, i don't know if its worth that much but i would pay more than 5 pounds for it.
the film is also known as dans ma peau
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I saw it at least 3 years ago from what I remember it was not that great!
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It looks BORING!
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Its not a horror film....its more of a drama about a girl who is eating her skin...hahahha....an ok way to spend time I guess!
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If you like Cronenberg or movies about the psychology of obsession (the Canadian film "Kissed" is a good one), then this might be your cup.
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If you like Cronenberg or movies about the psychology of obsession (the Canadian film "Kissed" is a good one), then this might be your cup.
Yes, I do!
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I enjoyed In My Skin very much, however, some of the scenes of the main character cutting herself were a little hard to watch.
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Its not a horror film....its more of a drama about a girl who is eating her skin...hahahha....an ok way to spend time I guess!
its more of a drama about a girl who suffers from a self-mutilation disorder
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This movie is sick, disgusting and sometimes painful to watch. I was having my midnight snack while watching and I thought I was going to puke. It takes a lot to actually disgust me and this movie definitely achieved it. The make-up effects are really well done. The movie always kept me interested but it's not something I plan to rewatch every now and then. It was worth the time.

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