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Skin (I) (2008)

PG-13  |   |  Biography, Drama  |  24 July 2009 (UK)
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Based on the true story of a black girl who was born to two white Afrikaner parents in South Africa during the apartheid era.

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Based on the true story of a black girl who was born to two white Afrikaner parents in South Africa during the apartheid era.

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Rated PG-13 for thematic material, some violence and sexuality | See all certifications »

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Elize: Sandra? I'm Elize.
Young Sandra: What do you want?
Elize: I'm from Swaziland. That's another country.
Young Sandra: I know that, I'm not stupid.
Elize: All of my friends have always been black.
Young Sandra: I'm not black.
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A Difficult Tale, Very Well Told
7 April 2012 | by (Washington, D.C.) – See all my reviews

This story about a dark-skinned girl born to white Afrikaners during the apartheid era will come as a revelation to anyone who has forgotten what South Africa was like before the transformation brought about by Nelson Mandela and his colleagues. Not that South Africa is out of the jungle of racial conflict; it certainly isn't. But one hopes that the fate inflicted on Sandra Liang because of her color could happen today.

The story is gripping. The direction and the photography are efficient. The two best known actors in this film, Sophie Okenado ( Rawanda) and Sam Neill, are excellent as the adult Sandra and her Afrikaner father. But other unfamiliar players are also very good


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