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Skin of Man, Heart of Beast

A Feature film by Hélène Angel

Produced by Why Not Productions

Release in France : 15/12/1999

    Synopsis

    After fifteen years' absence, Coco returns to the family homestead. Five-year-old Aurélie already loves this stranger. Her older sister, Christelle, mistrusts him and foresees the chain of events that his intrusion will cause. The adults can't or won't see what's going on. Not Francky, not Alex, Coco's two brothers, not even their mother, the last hope for family unity. When tragedy befalls them, they fight each other like insects in a trap. The clan's explosion is inevitable. Maybe, deep down, it was actually necessary? For, it's from darkest obscurity that a glimmer of light can shine forth.

    Actors (9)

    Production and distribution (4)

    Executive Producer :

    Why Not Productions

    Film exports/foreign sales :

    The Bureau Sales

    Co-production :

    Arte France Cinéma

    French distribution :

    Mars Distribution

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    International releases (6)

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    Subject

    I look at my childhood and bang up against a distant time wherein I can

    change nothing, transform nothing. Events shaped me, but I didn't control

    them. They don't belong to me and they're forever irreversible. Making

    movies, in particular this one, my first, is a way of grabbing hold of that

    distant time, that primitive world. I imagine it'll be the same with future

    films, although they'll tell different tales. For this film is fiction. I

    love stories, they're the joy that has stayed with me since childhood.

    Hélène Angel - Director, Locarno Film Festival catalogue, 1999

    Photos (3)

    Full credits (8)

    Director of photography :

    Isabelle Razavet

    Press Attaché (film) :

    Laurence Granec

    Production Designer :

    Mathieu Menut

    Costume designer :

    Catherine Rigault

    Technical details

    Feature film

    Genres :

    Fiction

    Production language :

    French

    Original French-language productions :

    Unknown

    Nationality :

    100% French

    Production year :

    1999

    French release :

    15/12/1999

    Runtime :

    1 h 37 min

    Current status :

    Released

    Visa number :

    94.459

    Visa issue date :

    09/12/1999

    Approval :

    Yes

    Production formats :

    35mm

    Color type :

    Color

    Aspect ratio :

    1.85

    Posters (1)

    Director

    Festival Selections (11)

    Mostra - São Paulo International Film Festival - 2000

    Mostra - São Paulo International Film Festival (Brazil, 2000)

    Selection

    Official International Selection

    BIFF - 2000

    BIFF (South Korea, 2000)

    Selection

    Films selected

    Melbourne International Film Festival - 2000

    Melbourne International Film Festival (Australia, 2000)

    Selection

    French films selected

    Istanbul Film Festival - 2000

    Istanbul Film Festival (Turkey , 2000)

    Selection

    FROM THE WORLD OF FESTIVALS

    Warsaw - French Film Festival - 2000

    Warsaw - French Film Festival (Poland, 2000)

    Selection

    Films selected

    Rotterdam International Film Festival - 2000

    Rotterdam International Film Festival (Netherlands, 2000)

    Selection

    Main Program Section Feature Films

    BIFF - 1999

    BIFF (South Korea, 1999)

    Selection

    Films selected

    Locarno International Film Festival - 1999

    Locarno International Film Festival (Switzerland, 1999)

    Selection

    International Competition

    Awards

    Locarno International Film Festival - 1999

    Locarno International Film Festival (Switzerland, 1999)

    Awards (2)

    Golden Leopard

    Bronze Leopard : Serge Riaboukine

    Delegations (2)

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