Under the Skin

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Synopsis

“Jonathan Glazer’s sci-fi horror is loosely adapted, or atmospherically distilled by Walter Campbell from the 2000 novel “Under the Skin” by Michel Faber. The result is visually stunning and deeply disturbing: very freaky, very scary and very erotic. (…) The heroine is an alien predator at large in Scotland. Maybe you have to be a Scot, or anyway a Brit, to appreciate Glazer’s masterstroke in casting Scarlett Johansson as the exotic alien in humanoid form, with her soft London accent, tousled black wig and sexy fake fur, driving a knackered white van around the tough streets of Glasgow, picking up men. (…) Glazer has stylishly absorbed the influences of Nicolas Roeg and David Lynch, with something of Gaspar Noé in the hardcore moments. (…), and even, in the alien’s loneliness, a touch of “ET”. But Glazer places his film in such a different and unexpected locale: in tough city streets more associated with Andrea Arnold or Ken Loach. The quicksilver shapes of futurist bodyhorror fantasy are scuffed with social-realist grit, but modified, too, with Jonathan Glazer’s brilliant flair for visual impact. (…) His previous films “Sexy Beast” (2000) and “Birth” (2004) had more conventional twisty plots. This is a pure intravenous injection of mood.” (The Guardian, by Peter Bradshaw)

Saturday, 06.12.2014 – 9:45 pm – „Senator British Night“ (presented by Bibiana Beglau)
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Credits

 

Senator British Night

 

 

OT: Under the Skin, 2013
Country: Great Britain
Production: A 24 Release, Film 4, BFI Film Fund, Silver Reel Creative Scotland
Cast: Scarlett Johansson, Paul Brannigan, Antonia Campbell-Hughes, Jessica Mance, Krystof Hadek
Format: DCP / Colour
Lengh: 107 min.
Sprache: English
World Sales: FilmNation Entertainment
Distribution Germany: Senator, p.heinzemann@senator.de
Festivals: Telluride, Venice, Toronto, London, Glasgow, Los Angeles, New York, Munich, Jerusalem, Sitges…
Awards: Dublin „Best Camera“, Nomin. 2 Gotham Independent Film Awards (Best Film, Best Actress)