Skin of Man, Heart of Beast (1999)

  |  Drama, Mystery

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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.


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"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-)

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Drama | Mystery


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15 December 1999



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