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In Her Skin -- Consumed with self-loathing, nineteen-year-old Caroline covets, stalks, abducts then murders fifteen-year-old Rachel Barber whom she considers "perfect"; everything she is not: beautiful, self-assured, happy. Despite police indifference, Rachel's family mounts a very public campaign to find her.


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Release Date:
2009 (Australia) See more »
Tale of a 15-year-old Australian girl who goes missing. | Full synopsis »
2 wins See more »
User Reviews:
Powerful, beautifully shot film, better than you'd expect See more (31 total) »


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Guy Pearce ... Mr. Barber

Miranda Otto ... Mrs. Barber

Ruth Bradley ... Caroline Reid Robertson

Sam Neill ... David Reid

Kate Bell ... Rachel Barber

Khan Chittenden ... Manni
Graeme Blundell ... Ivan
John Butler ... Busker

Justine Clarke ... Irene
Diane Craig ... Joy
Jack Finsterer ... Patterson

Rebecca Gibney ... Gail
Eugene Gilfedder ... DePyle
Jeremy Sims ... Mclean

Steven Vidler ... Drew
Kelley Abbey ... Zoe
Melissa Andersen ... Janice
Paul Bishop ... Doctor
Paul Denny ... Paramedic

Damien Garvey ... Box Hill Cop

Stephen Jenkins ... Richmond Cop
Claude Minisini ... Missing Persons Boss

Veronica Neave ... Yvonne
Mia Storey ... Mary
Delaware North-Cavanaugh ... Cate 8 Years Old
Charlie North-Cavanaugh ... Mourner
Sally Christie ... Ashleigh-Rose Aged 11
Amber Ivers ... Rachel Aged 11
Michael De Marnis ... Tony
Grace Silvestri ... Rosa
Jacqui Hall ... Susan
Karen Price ... Shoe Shop Keeper

Jerome Velinsky ... Dom
Ross MacRae ... Fireman
Patrice Fidgeon ... News Reporter

Maya Aleksandra ... Skye
Terry Annesley ... Thatcher
Andrew Blain ... Waddell
Shayler Conder ... Chrissy 13 Years Old
Amanda Dettrick ... Dianne

Taryn Marler ... Jenny
Paris Morrissey ... Ashleigh-Rose Aged 8
Lily Sinclair ... Rachel Aged 8
Dana Harry ... Heather 5 Years Old
Tori Forrest ... Heather 9 Years Old
Karen Pert ... Accountant

Dena Kaplan ... Pregnant Girl With Pram
Dan Purdey ... Missing Persons Cop
Tim Boyle ... Policeman #4
John Wonnacott ... Missing Persons Cop
Deborah Knight ... Newsreader
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Rowan Chapman ... Brad (uncredited)
Andrew Day ... Fireman #1 (uncredited)
Stacey Erbacher ... Woman with black eye (uncredited)

Paul Geoghegan ... Mourner (uncredited)

Directed by
Simone North 
Writing credits
Simone North (written by)

Produced by
Maureen Barron .... executive producer
Tony Cavanaugh .... producer
Irene Dobson .... line producer
Barbara Gibbs .... line producer
Catriona Hughes .... executive producer
Leesa Kahn .... executive producer
John M. Keating .... executive producer (as John Keating)
Andy McIntyre .... executive producer
Jason Moody .... executive producer
Thom Mount .... executive producer
Original Music by
Ben Frost 
Cinematography by
Jules O'Loughlin (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Jane Moran 
Casting by
Susie Maizels 
Production Design by
Peta Lawson 
Art Direction by
Jenny O'Connell 
Costume Design by
Terry Ryan 
Makeup Department
Sally Gordon .... makeup artist
Veronique Keys .... key hair stylist
Lynne O'Brien .... key makeup artist
Vicki Sands .... additional makeup artist
Production Management
Barbara Gibbs .... production manager
Annie McEvoy .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jasin Boland .... second unit director
Wade Savage .... first assistant director
Mika Tran .... additional assistant director
Art Department
Matthew Crocker .... set dresser
Jonathon Hannon .... art department assistant/runner
Glen W. Johnson .... set dresser
Scarlett North-Cavanaugh .... set dresser
Angela Paraskevas .... second art department coordinator: Melbourne
Kim Prentice .... art department coordinator
Dillon Yeats .... stand-by props
Sound Department
Andrew Neil .... sound designer
Andrew Neil .... sound re-recording mixer
Glenn Newnham .... dialogue editor
Cliff Sanderson .... sound editor
John Schiefelbein .... sound recordist
Andy Wright .... adr mixer
Special Effects by
Daniel Houweling .... special effects technician
Clint Ingram .... special effects supervisor
Visual Effects by
James Johnston .... digital compositor
Zenon Kohler .... titles designer
Steve Tedman .... digital compositor
Danny Baldwin .... stunt coordinator
Jarrah Cocks .... stunt rigger
Mark Wickham .... stunt rigger
Camera and Electrical Department
Jasin Boland .... still photographer
Peter Bushby .... gaffer
Damien Csehi .... video assist operator
Aaron Farrugia .... additional video assist operator
Julian Filer .... lighting technician
Joshua Gannon .... video assist operator
Dan Maxwell .... first assistant camera
Jules O'Loughlin .... camera operator
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Dannielle Alexander .... costume assistant
Alban Farrawell .... costume supervisor
Editorial Department
Paul Booth .... first assistant editor
Scarlett North-Cavanaugh .... post-production assistant
Kevin Shaw .... colorist
David Vendette .... assistant editor
Neil Wood .... colorist: dailies
Music Department
Andrew Kotatko .... music supervisor
Other crew
Kelley Abbey .... choreographer
Nathan Hart .... production runner
David Leadbetter .... location manager
Sidney Lumet .... consultant
Scarlett North-Cavanaugh .... EPK Production Manager
Scarlett North-Cavanaugh .... Research Assistant
Joe Pampanella .... safety supervisor
Sarah O'May Turner .... unit assistant
Kristin Witcombe .... script supervisor
Natalie Rita Zibung .... location manager
Elizabeth Barber .... special thanks
Michael Barber .... special thanks
Paterson Neil .... special thanks
Lucio Rovis .... special thanks

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
Rated R for strong disturbing violence, some sexuality, nudity and language
107 min
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »

Did You Know?

The working title for this film, "How to Change in 9 Weeks" can be seen on the cover of the book teenage Caroline is holding as she wakes up to the sound of her father's motorcycle outsideSee more »
Anachronisms: 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 »


What Music is Listed in the Film Credits?
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3 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
Powerful, beautifully shot film, better than you'd expect, 25 January 2014
Author: OJT from Norway

A film with many names. "I am you" originally, turned to "In her skin" and in other countries the rather over used and not very original "Missing".

Already in the opening scene you realize this is film which will be pleasant on your eyes. A great opening scene! Beautifully shot, great camera movements, and great setting of emotional feelings, as well as colors and sounds. This is a film which is eye candy, though it's a bleak true story.

The film starts with a young daughter, Rachel, going missing on her way from dance practice. The parents know that this is serious, but as always, the police doesn't. Then we tend to another story, about Caroline, which has a mental illness, which affects not only the near family.

The film's problem is that the stories are starting over and over in the beginning and takes away the tension. This doesn't help the story telling. Too bad, because there's such an amount of talent here. I think a more traditional storyline would have done different. Without this, the film would have gotten a better score. Still a great story, but the jumping doesn't allow a proper story building for this to become a classic.

The mother of Caroline and her crying didn't convince me, but the cast is doing a great job. Amazing acting. A-class. Ruth Bradley is amazing in her role as Caroline.

The film reminded me of "Black swan" in more than one way. Both the mental illness, the ballet dancing and the overall quality. Well picked score, heavy on emotion. A great Film, and one if the better Australian films I've seen.

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