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The man who sold his skin

Director : Kaouther Ben Hania
Production year : 2020
Nationality : France
The man who sold his skin

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With a satirical look at the contemporary art world, THE MAN WHO SOLD HIS SKIN deeply examines a person’s freedom in the light of Europe’s treatment of refugees. The plot is based on a sort of Faustian pact: a Syrian refugee sells, in order to obtain a visa for Europe, his own skin to a controversial Belgian artist, which transforms it into a tattooed living canvas. The film has a big potential for the arthouse market and is at the same time appealing for a wider audience. It is beautifully shot and built as a strange love-story talking about a refugee turned into a precious art work in the search for his lost love. With an interesting mix of romance, dark comedy and tragedy, THE MAN WHO SOLD HIS SKIN is a rollercoaster of emotions and strong ideas. It aims to invite the audience to reflect on ethics, limits of art and dehumanization in a strange quest of love and freedom.

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