In My Skin (2002)

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Avg Rating: 4.4 / 5. Voted: 50

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AKA: Dans Ma Peau
Year: 2002
Directed by: Marina de Van
Starring: Marina de Van (Esther), Laurent Lucas (Vincent), Lea Drucker (Sandrine)
Country: France, European Cinema
Language: French (English Subtitles)
Runtime: 01:30:42
Genres: Gore-Gruesome, Self-Harm, Scars, Cannibalism

Plot – Spoilers:
Esther is in a high pressure job that doesn’t forgive too many screwups. Her boyfriend Vincent is keen on taking their relationship further and the two are considering moving in together. Sandrine is Esther’s friend from college and recommended her for the job – the two are quite close and Sandrine often looks out for her.

So all good at this point, until one loud office party when Esther steps out for some quiet and trips on some backyard junk. She only notices a while later, that she has been cut badly. The fact that she didn’t notice the wound strikes her doctor and friends as odd, and soon this bizarre oddity sets her down a comforting path of self-mutilation. Meanwhile, her relationships with all around bear the brunt of her new obsession and she soon starts concocting wild fancies to hide her gory escapes.

In My Skin could easily have turned into a parody or another gore-fest if it weren’t for the brilliant intensity and manic eyes of Director/Actor Marina de Van. There are several moments that will stay with you long after you’re done – personal favorite is the self-cannibalized tasty little treats Esther indulges in, after a particularly unsatisfying corporate dinner.

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Justin Price
Justin Price
June 24, 2020 3:36 am

A beautiful film. I would recommend this to anyone who wants to get into foreign horror.

Angel
Angel
July 2, 2020 2:31 am

amazing film, it dosn’t need much gore to make you feel uncomfortable. her flesh is her secret lover, i think is brilliant

princessdestruction#8028
princessdestruction#8028
August 12, 2020 12:41 am

this movie doesn’t have a climax, but i didn’t really expect one, it’s an alright movie

Zed Man
Zed Man
May 27, 2021 12:27 pm

Dont know why, but this film made me feel nauseous. Self harm does not normally bother me, but when they start to eat bits of themselves, its in a class of its own. The only self harm movie to make me cringe was ”Cutting Moments” by Douglas Buck. Anyone interested, you can see it on YT, but it has a few cuts. In other words, the censors make a few cuts on the cuts in the film, lmfao.

Doc ♥
Doc ♥
August 7, 2021 2:06 pm

Wow. We both absolutely loved this movie. Our eyes were glued to the screen. It’s hard to explain just how beautiful this movie is so watch it yourselves.

Karen
Karen
August 10, 2021 1:21 am

Out of all the movies I’ve seen, this was one of them.

SeeYouNow
SeeYouNow
January 12, 2022 1:28 am

A good movie – its the psychological downfall of a women who suffers from pressure caused by her failing job, failing relationship and failing friendship. Finally she starts to self harm in order to cope but this only makes everything worse. She starts to cut pieces out of her own flesh and preserving them in order to have something that remains stable in her life. I liked it and it has some great shots too.

ivony
ivony
May 4, 2022 1:36 am

such a good movie, love it

Crushed
Crushed
June 28, 2022 7:42 pm

although i fell asleep from boredom it wasnt THAT bad

Andy Gator
Andy Gator
August 26, 2022 5:18 am

Eat is way better

Dr Harris
Dr Harris
August 29, 2022 7:12 am

A beautiful film.. one of the best in this genre by far. . . Horrific and orgasmic in equal measures.
Watched it bout twenty times and never ever get tired of it. Wonderful stuff