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Under the Skin (2013)

Opens on August 19

Director: Jonathan Glazer Run Time: 108 min. Rating: R Release Year: 2014

Starring: Kryštof Hádek, Michael Moreland, Paul Brannigan, Scarlett Johansson, Scott Dymond

Country: United Kingdom, Switzerland
Language: English

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About the film:

A voluptuous woman of unknown origin combs the highways in search of isolated or forsaken men, luring a succession of lost souls into an otherworldly lair. They are seduced, stripped of their humanity, and never heard from again.

Based on the novel by Michel Faber, Under The Skin examines human experience from the perspective of an unforgettable heroine who grows too comfortable in her borrowed skin, until she is abducted into humanity with devastating results.

“A direct descendant of Nicolas Roeg’s classic The Man Who Fell to Earth, Under the Skin is the kind of movie people will be talking about, and dissecting and puzzling over, for years.”

—Tom Long for Detroit News

About the filmmaker:

Jonathan Glazer is an English film director and screenwriter. Born in London, Glazer began his career in theatre before transitioning into film. Over the course of a career spanning nearly three decades, Glazer’s directing work includes feature films, short films, music videos, and commercials. He is best known for the films Under the Skin (2013), Birth (2004) and Sexy Beast (2000).

Glazer has been nominated for two BAFTA Awards and twice for both the Golden Lion and the Grand Jury Prize at the Venice Film Festival. He also received the nomination for the MTV Video Music Award for Best Direction twice, consecutively for his work on Jamiroquai’s “Virtual Insanity” and Radiohead’s “Karma Police”. His 2013 film Under the Skin received numerous accolades and awards, and was included in BBC’s 100 Greatest Films of the 21st Century list.

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