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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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Simone North (written by)
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Release Date:
2009 (Australia) See more »
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Plot:
Tale of a 15-year-old Australian girl who goes missing. | Full synopsis »
Awards:
2 wins See more »
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Cast

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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)
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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
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
 
Stunts
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
 
Thanks
Elizabeth Barber .... special thanks
Michael Barber .... special thanks
Paterson Neil .... special thanks
Lucio Rovis .... special thanks
 

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Rated R for strong disturbing violence, some sexuality, nudity and language
Runtime:
107 min
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2.35 : 1 See more »

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Continuity: After being dragged into the bathroom by Caroline, Rachel's head changes positions between shots in the mirror.See more »

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3 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
"Incisive, empathic and lyrical...", 26 November 2012
Author: Sindre Kaspersen from Norway

Australian screenwriter, producer and director Simone North's feature film debut which she wrote, is based on a novel called "Perfect Victim" from 2003 by Australian writer Elisabeth Southall and UK journalist Megan Norris. It was screened at the Brisbane International Film Festival in 2010 and is an Australian production which was shot on location in Melbourne, Australia and produced by producer Tony Cavanaugh. It tells the story about Rachel Elizabeth Barber, a 15-year-old dancer from Melbourne who disappears on a spring day in 1999. Her father Mike and her mother Elizabeth contacts the local authorities, but as there is no evidence of something criminal having happened to Rachel no search is instigated by the police and Mike and Elizabeth has to begin investigating on their own to find their eldest child.

Subtly and intimately directed by Australian filmmaker Simone North, this finely paced fictional tale which is narrated by the female protagonist and from multiple viewpoints, draws a gripping portrayal of an Australian family and their strive to locate their missing teenage daughter. While notable for it's colorful milieu depictions, fine production design by Australian production designer Peta Lawson and cinematography by Australian cinematographer Jules O'Loughlin, this dialog-driven, narrative-driven and heartrending thriller-drama which examines humane and psychological themes, depicts a nuanced study of character and contains a great score by Australian composer Ben Frost which emphasizes it's lingering atmosphere.

This authentic and unsettling story which explicitly describes the complex personality of a disturbed woman who is marred by her self-perception and conflicting relationship with her parents, and the hardships of a loving mother and father, is impelled and reinforced by it's cogent narrative structure, substantial character development, the fine acting performances by English-born Australian actor Guy Pearce, Australian actress Miranda Otto, New Zealand actor Sam Neill and the profound acting performance by Irish-Canadian actress Ruth Bradley. An incisive, empathic and lyrical directorial debut which is inspired by real events that took place in Melbourne, Australia in the late 20th century.

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