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In My Skin -- A woman grows increasingly fascinated with her body after suffering a disfiguring accident.

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4 December 2002 (France) See more »
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A woman grows increasingly fascinated with her body after suffering a disfiguring accident. | Full synopsis »
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Highly original French horror...though not for all tastes See more (37 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)
Marina de Van ... Esther

Laurent Lucas ... Vincent

Léa Drucker ... Sandrine
Thibault de Montalembert ... Daniel
Dominique Reymond ... La cliente
Bernard Alane ... Le client

Marc Rioufol ... 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
Thomas de Van ... Le serveur
Thierry Vermuth ... Invité

Directed by
Marina de Van 
 
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Marina de Van 

Produced by
Stéphanie Carreras .... associate producer
Laurence Farenc .... producer
Alain Rocca .... associate producer
Laurent Soregaroli .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
Esbjorn Svensson 
 
Cinematography by
Pierre Barougier 
 
Film Editing by
Mike Fromentin 
 
Casting by
Brigitte Moidon 
 
Production Design by
Baptiste Glaymann 
 
Art Direction by
Baptiste Glaymann 
 
Set Decoration by
Christelle Maisonneuve (set decoration)
 
Costume Design by
Marielle Robaut 
 
Makeup Department
Dominique Colladant .... special makeup effects artist
 
Production Management
Laurent Lecêtre .... production manager
Thierry Muscat .... unit production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Hubert Barbin .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Frank Pitussi .... property master
 
Sound Department
Jérôme Aghion .... sound
Sonia Bogdanovsky .... assistant sound editor
Christophe Bourreau .... foley artist
Sophie Guindon .... assistant to sound editor
Cyril Holtz .... sound re-recording mixer
Denis Jaillet-Marsigny .... sound recordist
Jérôme Wiciak .... sound
 
Special Effects by
Dominique Colladant .... special effects supervisor
 
Visual Effects by
Alice Guien .... post production manager
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Nicolas Beauchamp .... assistant camera
Tiphaine Birotheau .... second assistant camera
Stephane Canda .... key grip
Mathieu Caudroy .... Steadicam operator
Philippe Gilles .... gaffer
Christophe Henry .... still photographer
Damien Tessandier .... assistant camera
 
Casting Department
Muriel Habert .... casting assistant
 
Music Department
Bassmati .... composer: additional music
Benjamin Caillaud .... music editor
 
Other crew
Marc Adjadj .... actor's coach
Adrien de Van .... assistant actor's coach
Guillaume Lips .... digital grader
Estelle Sanson .... production assistant
Karen Waks .... script supervisor
 

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Also Known As:
"Dans ma peau" - France (original title)
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93 min
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Australia:R | Canada:16+ (Québec) | France:-16 (with warning) | Germany:16 | Hong Kong:III | New Zealand:R18 | Singapore:R21 | Switzerland:18 (canton of Geneva) | Switzerland:18 (canton of Vaud) | UK:18 | USA:Unrated
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10 out of 11 people found the following review useful.
Highly original French horror...though not for all tastes, 19 June 2008
Author: The_Void from Beverley Hills, England

In My Skin certainly has some problems; but one of these problems isn't originality, and while things such as a lack of a true plot formula and explanation for the central character's actions may put some viewers off, the film deserves huge credit for stepping out of the mainstream and delivering something a little different to what most film fans will be used to. France has emerged over the past few years as one of the major forces in modern horror cinema, and while this film can't really be judged on the same terms as some of its fellow gory French horrors; it surely does help to bolster the nation's position at the top of the pile. The film represents a big personal project for Marina de Van; who wrote, directs and stars in the film! The plot begins when the central characters injures her leg fairly badly at a party. She is confused by the fact that despite the injury, she didn't really feel any pain and it's not long before she begins experimenting with her body and pain tolerance; eventually becoming unable to refrain from slicing herself open.

The film is very different to the average mainstream horror and will not be well received in all circles. However, this certainly is a fascinating journey into a woman's 'discovery of herself' (for lack of a better term). The film does lack a defining point and becomes a voyeuristic look into what can only be described as the central character's disease. The film must then rely on its central character and set pieces, and the writer/director/lead actress definitely does deliver in this area. The film is not short on blood, but it's all used well and never feels gratuitous. The real power of the film comes from depicting the character's experiments on herself; I can generally stomach any amount of disgusting gore, but seeing the character here slice herself open had me squirming and that is testament both to the way we are made to care for the character and the very realistic way that the film is portrayed. The film is carried by the lead actress who is always the star despite some good supporting performances. Marina de Van can certainly be very proud of her work on this one! The appeal of this film can only go so far, but personally I loved it and will not hesitate to recommend that everyone at least gives it a look!

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