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The man who sold his skin

The man who sold his skin

A Feature film by Kaouther Ben Hania

Produced by Tanit Films

Production year : 2020


    Sam Ali, a young sensitive and impulsive Syrian, left his country for Lebanon to escape the war. To be able to travel to Europe and live with the love of his life, he accepts to have his back tattooed by one of by the World's most sulfurous contemporary artist.

    Turning his own body into a prestigious piece of art, Sam will however come to realize that his decision might actually mean anything but freedom.

    Actors (7)

    Production and distribution (4)

    Executive Producer :

    Tanit Films

    Film exports/foreign sales :

    Bac Films Distribution

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    French distribution :

    Bac Films Distribution

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    International releases (11)

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    Photos (16)

    Full credits (12)

    Executive Producer :

    Nadim Cheikhrouha

    Screenwriter :

    Kaouther Ben Hania

    Director of Photography :

    Christopher Aoun

    Sound Editor :

    Anders Billing Vive

    Music Composer :

    Amine Bouhafa

    Make-up Artist :

    Marilyne Scarselli

    Assistant director :

    Marie Fischer

    Foreign Producer :

    Habib Attia

    Editor :

    Marie-Hélène Dozo

    Production Designer :

    Sophie Abdelkefi

    Costume designer :

    Randa Kheder

    Sound Mixer :

    Leny Andrieux

    Technical details

    Feature film

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    Production language :

    Arabic, English, French

    Coproducer countries :

    France (46.18%), Tunisia (20.92%), Germany (20.0%), Belgium (12.91%), Sweden

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    Nationality :

    Majority French (France, Tunisia, Germany, Belgium, Sweden)

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    Runtime :

    1 h 43 min

    Current status :

    Upcoming release

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    Posters (1)


    News (4)

    Festival Selections (9)

    Academy Awards - 2021

    Academy Awards (United States, 2021)


    Nomination for Best Foreign Language Film

    Rendez-vous with French Cinema in Paris - 2021

    Rendez-vous with French Cinema in Paris (France, 2021)

    Selection (2)

    Press junket

    Film Market

    Stockholm International Film Festival - 2020

    Stockholm International Film Festival (Sweden, 2020)


    International Competition

    Seville European Film Festival - 2020

    Seville European Film Festival (Spain, 2020)


    Special Screening

    Tokyo - International Film Festival - 2020

    Tokyo - International Film Festival (Japan, 2020)


    Tokyo Premiere 2020

    El Gouna Film Festival  - 2020

    El Gouna Film Festival (Egypt, 2020)


    Feature Narrative Competition

    Awards (3)

    El Gouna Film Festival  - 2020

    El Gouna Film Festival (Egypt, 2020)


    El Gouna Star for Best Arab Narrative Film

    Venice International Film Festival  - 2020

    Venice International Film Festival (Italy, 2020)


    Orizzonti - Best Actor Award : Yahya Mahayni

    Presskit (2)