In post-war Paris Drioli, an elderly down-and-out, sees a painting for sale by his old friend Soutine, who is now a best-selling artist. Thirty years earlier Soutine tattooed a portrait of ... See full summary »

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In post-war Paris Drioli, an elderly down-and-out, sees a painting for sale by his old friend Soutine, who is now a best-selling artist. Thirty years earlier Soutine tattooed a portrait of Drioli's wife onto his back and it has become extremely valuable. But it is on his back and therefore worthless. How come it is eventually on public exhibition? Written by don @ minifie-1

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Tattoo problems are nothing new....
9 February 2016 | by (Swansea, United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Paris, 1946, the weather is atrocious, cold and snowy. Drioli, A man on the streets down on his luck spots a painting by his friend, the famous artist Souttine, who thirty years previously had tattooed a painting on Drioli's body. The Tattoo is now priceless, and suddenly somehow ends up in the display of the Art Gallery.

I love the performance of Sir Derek Jacobi, he is wonderfully sincere, so soft and trusting. It's a visually very appealing episode, filmed in a very slick manner, it looks decidedly grey and gloomy seems to fit the story somehow.

It's a good story, imaginative, and well delivered, my only real annoyance with it, would have to be the dismissive, abrupt twist right at the end, I can see what they tried to do, but I think it could have perhaps been delivered a little differently.

That apart, Skin is a goody, the basic story could easily be made into a film. 7/10


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