Under the Skin

On Scotland’s lonely back roads, a beautiful woman stalks unwitting men. Her identity and her motives unclear, she is simply, and quite literally, a sexual threat. Her eyes deadened but alert, she prowls night streets and deserted locales in a white van, seeking male victims. More could be said about the plot, but it’s best to allow UNDER THE SKIN to reveal itself. From its arresting first image – a pure, white pinpoint of light – it expands outward to become an increasingly absorbing mystery. It’s also a Rorschach test for everything one might fear about relations between men and women. (Cameron Bailey, Toronto International Film Festival)

Director's Biography
Jonathan Glazer, born 1965 in London, Great Britain. After receiving a BA degree with honors in Theater Design and Direction at the Nottingham Trent University, Glazer started out directing theater and making film and television trailers before becoming popular for directing TV commercials and music videos. In 2000 he had his feature film debut with SEXY BEAST. UNDER THE SKIN had its world premiere at the Venice Film Festival in 2013. // Films: MAD (1993, short), POOL (1993, short), COMMISSION (1993, short), SEXY BEAST (2000), BIRTH (2004), UNDER THE SKIN (2013)
European Panorama Fiction · Eröffnungsfilme | Opening Films 2014
Jonathan Glazer
Great Britain / USA 2013
107 minutes
Screenplay Walter Campbell, Jonathan Glazer, based on the novel “Under The Skin” by Michel Faber
Cinematography Daniel Landin
Editing Paul Watts
Sound/Sounddesign Johnnie Burn
Music Mica Levi
With Scarlett Johansson, Paul Brannigan, Antonia Campbell-Hughes, Jessica Mance, Krystof Hadek, Jeremy McWilliams, Michael Moreland
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