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In Her Skin (2009)

R | | Drama, Thriller | 2009 (Australia)
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This is what every parent fears: their child not coming home when they're meant to. When the fifteen-year-old student, Rachel Barber, doesn't climb off the tram to meet her dad, Elizabeth, her mother, and Mike, her dad, bolt into action.

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Simone North

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Simone North
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Cast overview, first billed only:
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 John Butler ... Busker
Justine Clarke ... Irene
Diane Craig Diane Craig ... Joy
Jack Finsterer ... Patterson
Rebecca Gibney ... Gail
Eugene Gilfedder ... DePyle
Jeremy Sims ... Mclean
Steven Vidler ... Drew
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Storyline

Consumed with self loathing, 19-year-old Caroline covets, stalks, abducts and then murders 15-year-old Rachel Barber whom she considers "perfect." Rachel's disappearance triggers an electric reaction from her parents and her boyfriend. Later, the police misinterpret Rachel's disappearance and believe she simply ran away from home.

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She hated her own life, so she took someone else's.

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Drama | Thriller

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

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Ruth Bradley, the actress who played Caroline Reed Robertson said she gained 3.5 stone (6.35029318 kg), which is approximately 22 kilograms, or 49 pounds. She did this by drinking beer, protein shakes and eating potato chips. See more »

Goofs

It was never shown in the movie how Caroline got Rachel's body to the Kilmore farm. Caroline kept Rachel's body in her apartment for two days. She then wrapped Rachel's body in two rugs and took her, by taxi, to her father's Kilmore farm. Caroline told the taxi driver that she was moving a statue. She then buried Rachel's body in a shallow grave. See more »

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A fantastic, dark, compelling film with top notch performances
14 July 2011 | by cwilsonservandoSee all my reviews

I absolutely loved this film. I was totally gripped start to finish.

The mix of surreal camera work and character chapters made the horrific subject matter all then more intense and difficult to deal with, as it should be. The story itself suited the surreal elements that reflected the characters states of mind. All of these mixed elements create a bizarre world inside a real one, which enables the viewer to, to some extent, empathize and imagine the kind of horrors that the people these characters are based on must gone through.

Ruth Bradley, who plays Caroline is absolutely astonishing. She switches between creating terror or sympathy and is nothing short of completely convincing.


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Country:

Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

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