In My Skin
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Her boyfriend Vincent does not understand Esther's problem and becomes concerned and angry. She continues to explore her body with her compulsion.
In My Skin is a disturbing and extremely graphic film that I would recommend to anyone with a strong stomach. Esther has a good paying job as a research analyst and a promotion on the way, which angers her jealous friend Sandrine who is disgusted and shocked by her friend's problem. The characters are pretty idiotic, such as Vincent who thinks he is the cause of Esther's self-mutilation. Her boyfriend has no interest in understanding her problem, instead he argues with her. Marina De Van, who wrote, directed, and starred in the film did a pretty good job of capturing the dark mood of the scenes.
However, De Van did not do such a good job of giving Esther a definite motive for her problem. The film does not bother to explain her problem or go into character depth.
The character development is interesting but the visuals are gruesome, especially when Esther begins to eat her flesh. In My Skin is difficult to watch at times but I made it through the entire film without closing my eyes though I was grabbing on to my couch as hard as I can.Read more ›
I found that In My Skin wasn't as good as it could have been, but at the same time you rarely see anything on Self-Injury. Esther, a girl who looks to have her life on track accidently injures herself while at a friends party. When questioned about why she didn't know she was injured, she responds that she didn't feel it. From here on in, things escalate and lead to some very serious acts of SI. I agree with the others, that they left you wondering as to why exactly Esther started going over board with her self-injury anyways. There were a couple other things that could have been done to enhance the story line - such as more concern shown by Esther's boyfriend Vincent
All in all, the visuals in this movie helped to accurately portray the acts of self-harm and the catatonic fits that some actually do go into. As was said, it is unrated but should be rated R for the graphic nature and nudity.
I reccomend this to anyone who wants to take a closer look at EXTREME cases of Self-Injury, as long as you have a strong stomach.
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In My Skin
I knew a little about this film before watching it. A friend of mine showed me the trailor for it last year. Read more
You might think that you'd like to see a beautiful young woman gouge holes in her thigh, curl up in the fetal position and make out with them, eat her own arm, stab herself in the... Read morePublished on June 5 2004
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