Under the Skin Movie Review 1997

Information and Film Reviews for Under the Skin the Movie

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After their mother's unexpected death, 19-year-old Iris (Morton) and her married, pregnant older sister Rose (Rushbrook) deal with their grief in very different ways. The dreamy Iris decides to explore all her sexual fantasies after she has a spontaneous sexual encounter with a stranger, Tom (Townsend), and drifts into promiscuity. The fragile Iris pushes her limits to find some kind of comfort while her remaining family ties steadily disintegrate. Astonishing no-holds-barred performance by Morton.


Available on VHS
Running time 81 minutes.
Originally from British.

Cast and Crew

Death & the Afterlife, Brothers & Sisters, Sex & Sexuality, Sanity Check, Moms, Pregnant Pauses, Great Britain, Only the Lonely
Carine Adler
Samantha Morton, Claire Rushbrook, Rita Tushingham, Stuart Townsend, Christine Tremarco, Mark Womack, Odette Springer
Barry Ackroyd
Carine Adler
Ilona Sekacz
British Film Institute, England Channel 4 London, Arrow Releasing

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