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In My Skin (2002)

Dans ma peau (original title)
Unrated | | Drama, Horror | 4 December 2002 (France)
A woman grows increasingly fascinated with her body after suffering a disfiguring accident.

Director:

Marina de Van

Writer:

Marina de Van
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Credited cast:
Marina de Van ... Esther
Laurent Lucas ... Vincent
Léa Drucker ... Sandrine
Thibault de Montalembert Thibault de Montalembert ... Daniel
Dominique Reymond Dominique Reymond ... La cliente
Bernard Alane ... Le client
Marc Rioufol ... Henri
François Lamotte François Lamotte ... Pierre
Adrien de Van Adrien de Van ... L'interne
Alain Rimoux Alain Rimoux ... Le pharmacien
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Chantal Baroin Chantal Baroin ... Invitée
Caroline Brunner Caroline Brunner ... Serveuse
Wilfried Malori Wilfried Malori ... Nageur
Giovanni Portincasa Giovanni Portincasa
Damien Roussineau Damien Roussineau ... Nageur
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Storyline

Beautiful, and with a loving boyfriend by her side, the Parisian marketing consultant, Esther, is a successful young woman who seems satisfied with her life, until a profound laceration in her leg caught her attention. Indeed, underneath this elaborate façade, Esther conceals a more compulsive self, who, little by little, begins to develop an enthralling and equally compelling fascination for the taste of her flesh, burrowing deeper and deeper into an unknown realm of self-mutilation and dreadful cannibalistic pleasure. Now--as the blind primitive impulses devour Esther--her ever-growing fits of fetishistic self-consuming rage, inevitably, will become noticeable to everyone, and above all, to her worried boyfriend. However, he, too, stands powerless before troubled Esther's unsatisfied cravings. How deep must she cut to discover the truth? Written by Nick Riganas

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Some Truths Cut Deep.

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Drama | Horror

Certificate:

Unrated | See all certifications »
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Laurent Lucas also appears in the similarly themed extreme body horror film Delinquent (2016). See more »

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Featured in Women Make Film: A New Road Movie Through Cinema (2018) See more »

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Disturbing,but not too shocking.
19 November 2004 | by HumanoidOfFleshSee all my reviews

"In My Skin" is considered by many horror fans as the most disturbing film ever made.I really don't know why,because I have seen much more graphic scenes of self-mutilation in "Cutting Moments" and Japanese "Naked Blood".It's still an excellent and deeply unsettling piece of horror.A young woman named Esther(Marina de Van)indulges in self-mutilation.She starts cutting herself and keeping pieces of her own flesh in her purse.However "In My Skin" refuses to explain Esther's behavior.At first we are led to believe that Esther cuts herself because she feels nothing else in her life,but I'm not really sure that this is the point.Anyway,the performance of the lead actress Marina de Van is excellent and the gore effects are quite good.So if you like transgressive cinema give it a look,but if you're easily offended don't watch it.8 out of 10.


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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

4 December 2002 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Paris, France

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$7,572, 9 November 2003

Gross USA:

$31,046

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$52,231
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Dolby Digital

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Color

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1.85 : 1
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