Skin of Man, Heart of Beast (1999)

  |  Drama, Mystery


Skin of Man, Heart of Beast (1999) Poster

Aurélie, five years old, is spending holidays with her grandmother with her sister and her young uncle. But one day their father, after fifteen years of absence, returns to the heart of the family clan, disturbing their summer peace.


6.2/10
244

Get More From IMDb

For an enhanced browsing experience, get the IMDb app on your smartphone or tablet.

Get the IMDb app

Awards

4 wins.

Reviews & Commentary

Add a Review


User Reviews


12 March 2004 | =G=
6
| Whatever
"Skin of Man, Heart of Beast" is a subtitled French flick which tells of a man who wanders back into the lives of his mother and brothers after a long absence he unconvincingly alleges to have spent in the Foreign Legion. A laconic and distant person, the film never really develops the character as it clumsily shows him becoming an increasingly aberrant "head case". A unfortunate attempt at dark psychodrama with low-end production value, this painfully tedious flick spends most of its time with the mundane activities of the family members making its 90%-filler/10%-thriller screenplay too little payoff for too much effort. Passable for all but the most diehard foreign film freaks into psychodramas in spite of above average critical reviews. (B-)

Metacritic Reviews


Critic Reviews


Storyline

Plot Summary


Genres

Drama | Mystery

Details

Release Date:

15 December 1999

Language

French


Country of Origin

France

Contribute to this page

The Best Book-to-Screen Adaptations in the Works

From summer reads to classic works of fiction, here are some of our most anticipated book-to-screen adaptations on the horizon.

See the full list

6 Shows Everyone's Still Talking About

It's not too late to join in the conversation on the buzzworthy shows that IMDb users can't get enough of. Catch up with our recommendations.

Watch the video

Around The Web

 | 

Provided by Taboola

More To Explore

Search on Amazon.com