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Dans ma peau (2002)

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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Cast

Credited cast:
Marina de Van 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

Successful, young, with a loving boyfriend on her side, Esther is a woman who seems satisfied with her life, nevertheless, ever since that profound laceration in her leg, underneath this elaborate facade, Esther conceals another, more compulsive self. Somehow numb to the pain, Esther, little by little, begins to develop an enthralling and equally compelling fascination for the taste of her own flesh, burrowing deeper and deeper into an unknown realm of self-mutilation and dreadful cannibalistic pleasure. Gradually, as the blind primitive impulses literally consume Esther, her ever-growing fits of fetishistic self-consuming rage will inevitably become noticeable to everyone, and above all, to her worried boyfriend. But he is just powerless against Esther's unsatisfied cravings. 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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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

4 December 2002 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

In My Skin See more »

Filming Locations:

Paris, France

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$7,572, 9 November 2003, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$31,046, 14 March 2004
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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Too heavy for words
29 July 2003 | by cecilparksSee all my reviews

Saw this at a cult film festival. You'd think a cult audience would be able to stomach depictions of self-inflicted violence, but several people walked out. I can't really blame them. It is an intimate and plausible portrait of a woman who has lived her life on autopilot until she finally finds a way to feel alive and beautiful: by mutilating herself. She seems painfully aware that her friends and coworkers won't get it, understandably, and that once she takes that path, there is only one way out.

Devastating.


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