A film by Denis Côté. In French with German subtitles.
Jean-François, Ronald, Alexis, Cédric, Benoit and Maxim are the main characters in TA PEAU SI LISSE, an intimate portrayal of a group of “Supermen”. Despite the men finding themselves at different points in their lives and careers, they all share an obsession with their bodies, meticulously honed and in competition with each other. Their daily lives are caught up in a masochistic and narcissistic delirium, aided by extreme dieting and exhausting workouts. But what drives the characters to push themselves to the limit?
Rather than tackle the subject head-on, Denis Côté shows us the absurdity of completely surrendering your body and soul to the pursuit of self-representation, to the “super me”. But TA PEAU SI LISSE is not a film about seductive moments in the typical sense of the word, despite close-ups that are so extreme it’s as though the director literally wants to get under the skin of the characters. Despite the layers of muscle and flesh, what counts in this film is the sincerity of the moment. The film is an ode to the fragility of human existence. (Muriel Del Don)
Kanada, Schweiz, Frankreich 2017, 94 Min., franz. OmU
Regie: Denis Côté
Kamera: François Messier-Rheault
Schnitt: Nicolas Roy
mit: Alexis Légaré , Benoit Lapierre , Cédric Doyon , Jean-François Bouchard , Ronald Yang , Maxim Lemire
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