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Dans ma peau (2002)

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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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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Some Truths Cut Deep.

Genres:

Drama | Horror

Certificate:

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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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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Laurent Lucas also appears in the similarly themed extreme body horror film Raw (2016). 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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