Based on the 2012 MSNBC documentary, Bryon Widner was one of the FBI’s most sought after white supremacists. Covered in racist tattoos from head to toe that he earned performing hate crimes, he conducts a destructive life and is headed down the path of no return. When he meets Julie and her three young daughters from previous relationships, the responsibilities of fatherhood give him the desire to leave the movement behind. He endures death threats and harassment from his old gang while attempting to turn his life around. With the help of the FBI and SPLC, he undergoes 25 brutal tattoo removal surgeries in exchange for decoding the tattoos covering his body, which culminates in the arrest and conviction of his former gang.

No persons under 16 (Language, Sex, Nudity, Violence, Prejudice, Drug abuse).
Biographical, Drama.
Who’s a pretty boy then?...
Who’s a pretty boy then?...


Jamie Bell, Danielle Macdonald, Daniel Henshall, Bill Camp, Louisa Krause, Zoe Margaret Colletti, Kylie Rogers, Colbi Gannett
Guy Nattiv
ScreenplayGuy Nattiv
MusicDan Romer
CinematographyArnaud Potier
EditingLee Percy, Michael Taylor
Made in2018
Produced byAn international consortium

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Film and Publications Board (FPB) Report (SA)

LanguageFrequent strong impact crude language.
NudityInfrequent mild impact nudity within both non-sexual and sexual contexts.
SexNone (sic)
ViolenceFrequent strong to very strong impact violence.
PrejudiceFrequent and thematic strong impact prejudice.
Drug abuseNone (sic)
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USA MPAA rating

R: RestrictedRated R for disturbing violent content, pervasive language, some sexuality, and brief drug use
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Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Die Burger
Christiaan Boonzaier quote icon'Skin' is uitdaagende, nodige kykstof.
Ilan Preskovsky quote iconIt’s not exactly a good time, but Skin is still easily well worth your time if you’re in the mood for something challenging and, as his first American feature film and only his fourth overall, it certainly establishes Guy Nattiv as a new filmmaker to keep your eyes out for. Skin narrowly avoids genuine greatness, but it certainly points towards greatness in the future.
Leon van Nierop quote iconDis ‘n nodige toevoeging tot ware verhale oor geweldenaars wat bekeer raak, maar dit voel of jy agterstevoor deur ‘n vleismeule gevoer word en stukkie vir stukkie opgekerf word. SKIN is oorbluffend grusaam, kwetsend en gewelddadig.
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