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Ta peau si lisse

A Skin so Soft
Denis Côté
Kanada, CH, FRA 2017
93min
V'17

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)

In the presence of Denis Côté.

Credits
  • Denis Côté
  • Frédéric Cloutier
  • Fernand-Philippe Morin-Vargas
  • Clovis Gouaillier
  • François Messier-Rheault
  • Nicolas Roy
  • Fernand-Philippe Morin-Vargas
  • Frédéric Cloutier
  • Clovis Gouaillier
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