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96% Tomatometer 23 Reviews 43% Audience Score Fewer than 50 Ratings Seeking a retreat where they can salvage their struggling relationship, young couple Leyla (Mala Emde) and Tristan (Jonas Dassler) travel to a remote island at the invitation of Leyla's childhood friend Stella, where it soon becomes clear that what the island offers is more mysterious than a simple vacation. Leyla and Tristan join another couple in a ritual to exchange bodies and see the world through the eyes of someone else -- a chance to find themselves or, for some of them, a chance at escape. Free from the constraints of her former body, Leyla quickly finds she has never been happier, with a fresh outlook on life and a new sense of release and fulfillment. But when she refuses to return to her old self, the situation threatens to spiral out of control. Subverting genre and gender as it toggles from body swap thriller to intimate relationship drama, Skin Deep tells a story that transcends bodies, embracing the endless fluid possibilities in the question of what it means to truly love someone. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Buy Now

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David Ehrlich indieWire Skin Deep offers only the most glancing answers to any of those questions, as the movie is understandably a lot more interested in asking them than it is in trying to force its characters towards a contrived sense of enlightenment. Rated: B Feb 2, 2024 Full Review Monica Castillo RogerEbert.com For a modest sci-fi with next-to-no special effects, it’s remarkable how far Schaad can take his story and his audience on this emotional journey with Leyla. Rated: 3/4 Feb 2, 2024 Full Review Alissa Wilkinson New York Times With the ability to switch taken for granted, it goes deeper into its premise, emerging with unsettling and profound thoughts about love, and trauma, and gender, and intimacy. Feb 1, 2024 Full Review Connor Lightbody TAKE ONE Magazine There’s an unfortunate scarcity of finesse to this analogy. SKIN DEEP has high ambitions but...a lack of attention in navigating the finer elements of body dysmorphia squanders the film’s intriguing premise. Rated: 2/5 Jul 4, 2024 Full Review Robert W. Monk Flickering Myth An unexpected gem of a film covering a rich tapestry of intellectual and metaphysical quandaries, this ‘extreme couples therapy’ discourse is well worth consideration. Mar 26, 2024 Full Review Tynan Yanaga Film Inquiry Although it tapers off a bit by the end, there’s enough curiosity to make it intriguing viewing for the person craving a fresh, intellectual take on the conventional love story. Mar 4, 2024 Full Review Read all reviews

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Dylan A Boring overrated trash Rated 0.5 out of 5 stars 04/02/24 Full Review Read all reviews
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Synopsis Seeking a retreat where they can salvage their struggling relationship, young couple Leyla (Mala Emde) and Tristan (Jonas Dassler) travel to a remote island at the invitation of Leyla's childhood friend Stella, where it soon becomes clear that what the island offers is more mysterious than a simple vacation. Leyla and Tristan join another couple in a ritual to exchange bodies and see the world through the eyes of someone else -- a chance to find themselves or, for some of them, a chance at escape. Free from the constraints of her former body, Leyla quickly finds she has never been happier, with a fresh outlook on life and a new sense of release and fulfillment. But when she refuses to return to her old self, the situation threatens to spiral out of control. Subverting genre and gender as it toggles from body swap thriller to intimate relationship drama, Skin Deep tells a story that transcends bodies, embracing the endless fluid possibilities in the question of what it means to truly love someone.
Director
Alex Schaad
Producer
Tobias Walker, Philipp Worm
Screenwriter
Alex Schaad, Dimitrij Schaad
Distributor
Kino Lorber
Production Co
Walker Worm Film, Donndorffilm
Genre
Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Original Language
German
Release Date (Theaters)
Feb 2, 2024, Limited
Release Date (Streaming)
Apr 2, 2024
Box Office (Gross USA)
$10.3K
Runtime
1h 43m
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