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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:
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 Jack Finsterer ... Patterson
Rebecca Gibney ... Gail
Eugene Gilfedder Eugene Gilfedder ... DePyle
Jeremy Sims Jeremy Sims ... Mclean
Steven Vidler ... Drew


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

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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) See more »

Also Known As:

Missing See more »

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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The film screened at the Brisbane International Film Festival in 2012. It was screened on Foxtel in Australia on 2013. See more »


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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Powerful, beautifully shot film, better than you'd expect
25 January 2014 | by OJTSee 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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