Skin


Skin
Back in the 1950s, at the height of the apartheid era, two white Afrikaner parents gave birth to a coloured girl. Luckily science at the time was sufficiently advanced to be able to explain this, and prevent the mother landing in jail. The parents tried to raise the daughter as a white, which presented many problems with the law and community. Later, as a teen, she had trouble finding her identity, a situation which became much worse when she fell in love with a black man. Based on a true story, and winner of multiple awards.

106 minutes.
Mature Accompaniment under 13 (Violence, Prejudice).
Biographical, Detective/Mystery, Drama, On the art circuit
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Credits

Cast
Sophie Okonedo, Sam Neill, Alice Krige, Tony Kgoroge, Ella Ramangwane
Director
Anthony Fabian
ScreenplayHelen Crawley, Jessie Keyt, Helena Kriel, Anthony Fabian
MusicHelene Muddiman
CinematographyDewald Aukema, Jonathan Partridge
EditingSt. John O'Rorke
Sound formatsDolby Digital
SoundtrackAvailable
Made in2008
Produced byElysian Films, Bard Entertainments, Moonlighting Films, Lipsync Productions, IDC, National Film and Video Foundation of SA

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Film and Publications Board (FPB) Report (SA)

GenreDrama
LanguageSome
NudityNone
SexMild
ViolenceSome
PrejudicePart of plot
BlasphemyNone
Drug abuseNone
CommentsSouth African film based on the true story of Sandra Laing. Story and themes at times potentially disturbing.
These details are supplied by the FPB. If you have a problem with any of the above, please take it up directly with the FPB. Read the Classification Guidelines.



Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Cape Argus / The Star
Atiyyah Kahn quote iconStigma and pain more than skin deep
15
Die Burger
Laetitia Pople quote icon'n Pakkende drama wat sy internasionale toekenings verdien
10
Cape Times
Betsy Sharkey quote iconAmbitious film about race
10
Box Office
Tim Cogshell quote iconImportant and well made
13
Chicago Sunday Times
Roger Ebert
20
Metacritic.com
16 critics
12
Rottentomatoes critics
53 critics
14
Rottentomatoes tomatometer
Tomatometer quote iconSophie Okonedo, Sam Neill, and Alice Krige do wonderful work in Skin, delivering performances whose strength is underlined by the incredible real-life events upon which the movie is based.
17

What the People say

Internet
520 Netizens
13

Average .. 69%

14

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