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In Her Skin (2009)

 -  Drama | Thriller  -  2009 (Australia)
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Tale of a 15-year-old Australian girl who goes missing.

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Mr. Barber
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Mrs. Barber
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Caroline Reid Robertson
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David Reid
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Rachel Barber
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Manni
Graeme Blundell ...
Ivan
John Butler ...
Busker
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Irene
Diane Craig ...
Joy
Jack Finsterer ...
Patterson
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Gail
Eugene Gilfedder ...
DePyle
Jeremy Sims ...
Mclean
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Drew
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Tale of a 15-year-old Australian girl who goes missing.

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Rated R for strong disturbing violence, some sexuality, nudity and language | See all certifications »

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Although set in 1999, the use of contemporary flat-screen computer monitors and televisions are shown throughout the film, which were not widely in use for nearly another decade. See more »

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Someone died that day....but it wasn't me....
29 August 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Interesting true crime study here which focuses instead on the perpetrator instead of the true crime "whodunit" aspect, kudos to the writer and director for approaching it this way.

Ruth Bradley as Caroline Reid, a true crime story wherein a girl is kidnapped and her family frantically searches for her. Miranda Otto and Guy Pearce are the parents, rather standard issue, though there is a good scene where the father breaks down, sensing the outcome of what has happened to his daughter. The soundtrack throughout is very good, and was written about this particular case.

Sam Neill as Caroline's father is believable. A businessman worried about appearances, we never see her mother but can only imagine the alienation and absence. Neill is good as narcissistic, critiquing Caroline's "disgusting" apartment and that if she only cleaned it up and lost a few pounds she would feel better. She is in the throes of a major suicidal depression, yet all Dad notices is the dirty laundry.

In 2013 in real life Caroline Reid will be released from prison. What motivated her?. Why couldn't she get psychological help? What was her relationship with her father?. All these questions may stay unanswered...

If you like this film theme you may also like "The Bell Jar" (original with Marilyn Hassett and Brabara Barrie circa 1979).


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