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In My Skin Movie Review Summary

Actors: Marina de Van, Laurent Lucas, Léa Drucker

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IN MY SKIN (Dans ma peau) is a French movie written and directed by Marina de Van in 2002. This film is not intended for faint-hearted persons.
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Esther is a young woman working as an executive in a company. One night, while attending a party, she rips open her leg in a backyard. She doesn't feel anything and if it wasn't for the blood falling on the floor, she wouldn't have noticed her wound. On the next day, after having had her leg bandaged at the hospital, she feels the irrepressible urge to scratch it. Soon, she starts to mutilate herself, keeping pieces of her own flesh in her purse.

On the next days, Esther tries to cook up excuses for his boy-friend and her colleagues who don't understand why her wounds don't heal. She starts to suffer from hallucinations as the cuts she's inflicting upon herself become more and more serious. Finally, she locks herself up in an hotel room with a knife and her own body and eats herself.
The review of this Movie prepared by Daniel Staebler



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Plot & Themes

Time/era of movie:    -   2000's+ (present) Inner struggle or disability    -   Yes Brain/Body not working?    -   mental illness

Main Character

Identity:    -   Female Profession/status:    -   business executive Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   French Unusual characteristics:    -   Mentally ill

Setting

Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   France City?    -   Yes City:    -   Paris Misc setting    -   resort/hotel

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   very explicit references to deaths and torture Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   kissing    -   seeing breasts    -   seeing full frontal--women Any profanity?    -   Occasional swearing

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