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Skin

  • Drama
  • Crime/detective
  • 2019
  • Guy Nattiv
  • 113 mins
  • 15

Summary

A destitute young man, raised by racist skinheads and notorious among white supremacists, turns his back on hatred and violence to transform his life, with the help of a black activist and the woman he loves. Crime drama, starring Jamie Bell, Danielle Macdonald and Daniel Henshall

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Review

A star rating of 4 out of 5.

What happens if a white supremacist decides to turn their life around? Should we accept their change of heart? Or are they beyond forgiveness? These are the type of questions that you'll be asking during Skin, a gritty, well-acted drama based on real events. At the start of the film, Bryon "Babs" Widner (Jamie Bell) is a thuggish, hate-filled skinhead whose face and body are covered in racist tattoos. He is a key member of a white power movement, but after meeting Julie (Patti Cake$ star Danielle Macdonald) and her three young daughters, he begins to question his beliefs. Crucially, Bryon is a relatively sympathetic character, thanks to a fierce, convincing performance from Bell. The film is slightly longer than it needs to be, but it offers an authentic, thought-provoking story about redemption and forgiveness.

Credits

Cast

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Bryon WidnerJamie Bell
Julie PriceDanielle Macdonald
Daryle JenkinsMike Colter
Fred "Hammer" KragerBill Camp
ShareenVera Farmiga
SlayerDaniel Henshall
AprilLouisa Krause
Agent Jackie MarksMary Stuart Masterson

Crew

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DirectorGuy Nattiv

Details

Theatrical distributor
Lionsgate
Released on
2019-09-27
Languages
English
Guidance
Violence, swearing, racist language, sex scenes, drug abuse
Available on
DVD
Formats
Colour
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