Sam Ali, a Syrian young man, took refuge in Lebanon to flee the Syrian civil war. There, he meets Jeffrey Godefroi, a famous tattoo artist, who makes Mr Ali's back his canvas for a piece of work. Soon, Mr Ali becomes aliving work of art, worth an astronomical sum on the art market,l. Collectors are interested, auction goes up, human rights activists are outraged. Mr Ali must get out of the predicament he's in; the man who sold his skin.Written by
Curiosities: in English the title of the film is "The Man who sold his skin", but in the Arabic version the title was translated as "The man who sold his back". See more »
When the camera is moving past the back of Ali, around the 67th minute, a pimple on his back is visible. In the next scene, when Jeffrey is confronting Soraya about it, the pimple is located much higher up his back. See more »
This film shows the link between art and human condition. As humans we are limited by the cultural and political borders of the country we were born in, but art is not. Any form of art can move freely among its borders.
Ironically this Tunisian film can be streamed in the USA or in any country without any Visa stamp but any of its citizen who need to escape from political or social persecution is denied refugee entry.
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