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In Her Skin (2009)

R | | Drama, Thriller | 2009 (Australia)
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Tale of a 15-year-old Australian girl who goes missing.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Mr. Barber
... Mrs. Barber
... Caroline Reid Robertson
... David Reid
... Rachel Barber
... Manni
... Ivan
John Butler ... Busker
... Irene
Diane Craig ... Joy
Jack Finsterer ... Patterson
... Gail
Eugene Gilfedder ... DePyle
Jeremy Sims ... Mclean
... Drew


Tale of a 15-year-old Australian girl who goes missing.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong disturbing violence, some sexuality, nudity and language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

2009 (Australia)  »

Also Known As:

Missing  »

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Technical Specs



Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Caroline Reed wanted to kill Rachel Barber and assume a new identity. Caroline had chosen the name "Jem Southall", Southhall being Elizabeth Barber's maiden name, before she got a bank loan then left Melbourne. See more »


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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User Reviews

Powerful, beautifully shot film, better than you'd expect
25 January 2014 | by See all my reviews

A film with many names. "I am you" originally, turned to "In her skin" and in other countries the rather over used and not very original "Missing".

Already in the opening scene you realize this is film which will be pleasant on your eyes. A great opening scene! Beautifully shot, great camera movements, and great setting of emotional feelings, as well as colors and sounds. This is a film which is eye candy, though it's a bleak true story.

The film starts with a young daughter, Rachel, going missing on her way from dance practice. The parents know that this is serious, but as always, the police doesn't. Then we tend to another story, about Caroline, which has a mental illness, which affects not only the near family.

The film's problem is that the stories are starting over and over in the beginning and takes away the tension. This doesn't help the story telling. Too bad, because there's such an amount of talent here. I think a more traditional storyline would have done different. Without this, the film would have gotten a better score. Still a great story, but the jumping doesn't allow a proper story building for this to become a classic.

The mother of Caroline and her crying didn't convince me, but the cast is doing a great job. Amazing acting. A-class. Ruth Bradley is amazing in her role as Caroline.

The film reminded me of "Black swan" in more than one way. Both the mental illness, the ballet dancing and the overall quality. Well picked score, heavy on emotion. A great Film, and one if the better Australian films I've seen.

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