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Dans ma peau (2002)

Unrated | | Drama, Horror | 4 December 2002 (France)
A woman grows increasingly fascinated with her body after suffering a disfiguring accident.

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Credited cast:
Marina de Van ...
Esther
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Vincent
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Sandrine
Thibault de Montalembert ...
Daniel
Dominique Reymond ...
La cliente
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Le client
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Henri
François Lamotte ...
Pierre
Adrien de Van ...
L'interne
Alain Rimoux ...
Le pharmacien
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Chantal Baroin ...
Invitée
Caroline Brunner ...
Serveuse
Wilfried Malori ...
Nageur
Giovanni Portincasa
Damien Roussineau ...
Nageur
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Successful, young, with a loving boyfriend on her side, Esther is a woman who seems satisfied with her life, nevertheless, ever since that profound laceration in her leg, underneath this elaborate facade, Esther conceals another, more compulsive self. Somehow numb to the pain, Esther, little by little, begins to develop an enthralling and equally compelling fascination for the taste of her own flesh, burrowing deeper and deeper into an unknown realm of self-mutilation and dreadful cannibalistic pleasure. Gradually, as the blind primitive impulses literally consume Esther, her ever-growing fits of fetishistic self-consuming rage will inevitably become noticeable to everyone, and above all, to her worried boyfriend. But he is just powerless against Esther's unsatisfied cravings. Written by Nick Riganas

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Some Truths Cut Deep.

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Drama | Horror

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4 December 2002 (France)  »

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In My Skin  »

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$7,572 (USA) (9 November 2003)

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$31,046 (USA) (14 March 2004)
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Pain Tolerance on a whole other level.
3 September 2008 | by (Happy Land, who lives in a Gumdrop House on Lolly Pop Lane) – See all my reviews

In this french psychological horror flick you have a woman who's seriously losing touch with the real world. The real world in a common sense way of thinking is a place where a person would never want to eat them-self. Well, in our leading lady's world, this is the case.

In My Skin is really a bizarre flick. It's not overly gross, it's not gory, it's not offensive, but I'll be damned if this flick didn't make me feel weird while watching it. It's incredibly intimate with it's portrayal of a really messed up situation. There were many instances where I'd feel uncomfortable, and that rarely happens to me.

I always thought I was kinda weird (I was told that it's weird) when I would pick a scab off and eat it. But this takes that to a whole new level, and I can kinda see where my friends were coming from when they were telling me that what I was doing was messed up. I didn't stop, and who knows if our French character will either.

Give this flick a shot if you're into unique film-making. But if you're slightly queasy about graphic bloody injuries, I'd say pass. But you'd be missing out, since this is one portrayal of a personality that's quite unique.


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