The Man Who Sold His Skin

The Man Who Sold His Skin

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Tunisia's 2021 Oscar nominee for Best International Feature tells the story of a Syrian refugee who, desperate to travel to Europe and find his love, agrees to have his body turned into a living work of art and displayed in a museum.

2020104 minsTunisiaArabic, English, French and Flemish with English subtitles
DramaWorld Cinema

The Man Who Sold His Skin | Reviews

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The Guardian

The Guardian

Serious themes are undercut by the flippant tone of this story...

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

Overly schematic in places, but fascinating.

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Screen Daily

Screen Daily

A playful, probing, sometimes thematically overstuffed puzzle...

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Variety

Variety

An audacious but not always palatable mix of drama, tragedy, romance, satire and dark humour...

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Slant Magazine

Slant Magazine

Playful and gently moving, if uneven...

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The New York Times

The New York Times

A prickly cautionary tale of exploitation and commodification.

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RogerEbert.com

RogerEbert.com

While it hardly breaks new ground... (it) still manages to be a breezy watch...

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The Washington Post

The Washington Post

At times... plays like a cultural parody, but its aim is dead serious, and more sobering.

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San Francisco Chronicle

San Francisco Chronicle

(It) may not be entirely believable, but its many great metaphors for multiple social ills create their own, withering truth.

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IndieWire

IndieWire

(The film) spins a contrived yarn from a humanitarian crisis.

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