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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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2009 (Australia) See more »
Tale of a 15-year-old Australian girl who goes missing. | Full synopsis »
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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
Rachael O'Brien .... second assistant 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
Location Management
David Leadbetter .... location manager
Natalie Rita Zibung .... location manager
Music Department
Andrew Kotatko .... music supervisor
Other crew
Kelley Abbey .... choreographer
Nathan Hart .... production runner
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
Elizabeth Barber .... special thanks
Michael Barber .... special thanks
Paterson Neil .... special thanks
Lucio Rovis .... special thanks

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Additional Details

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

Did You Know?

When Rachel's parents go on the show Australia's Most Wanted they are first shown sitting on the couch with four photos of Rachel on the wall behind them. The second photo from the left is of the real Rachel Barber as a child.See 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 »


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16 out of 22 people found the following review useful.
A very tough film to watch, criticise or admire, 6 July 2011
Author: perkypops from United Kingdom

Anyone whose child has gone missing, even momentarily, will connect with the earliest moments of this version of true events, but, perhaps only those for whom the loss remains unresolved for any serious length of time will know how close to their reality this film touches. It is almost relentlessly tough to watch because there is no place for pressure to be relieved, however briefly, by a joke, a glimmer of hope, a slither of a flaw to make us remember we are watching a dramatised version of events. I even find it tough to judge the quality of the acting because too often this film seems so vividly, so uncomfortably, and so chillingly real. I am, if truth be told, just in awe of all the performances I have witnessed and I still have to pinch myself to remember it was "just a film". Is that a compliment?

I felt tears on my cheeks three times during this film, not because I was sad, but because my being had to have an outlet and I couldn't laugh or smile. The emptiness, pointlessness, coldness, loneliness of a missing loved one is so bitingly portrayed and yet saying "okay that's enough, I have got your point" is as futile as the parents of Rachel Barber shouting "Rachel come home" on every street corner they could.

I remember Hitchcock being heavily criticised by some in the industry for a seven minute killing sequence in "Torn Curtain" when that was easier to justify because it was a work of fiction and a thriller rather than "a week or so in the real life of a family". And so I had mixed feelings about "I Am You" when I reflected on some of the things I had seen, including the closing statements popular with "factual" drama.

I am left with these mixed feelings ranging from the reality of the acting to the old adage that imagination is always more powerful than a picture, from the top to the bottom of the things I should feel. And ultimately I cannot give this film a points score because it doesn't feel like it entered the cinematic league stakes. It is a film and if you see it you will feel what it does to you rather than want to talk about to friends. And that IS tough.

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