A Skin So Soft (Ta peau si lisse) (2018)


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Jean-François, Ronald, Alexis, Cédric, Benoit and Maxim are gladiators of modern times. From the strongman to the top-class bodybuilder, to the veteran who has become a trainer, they all share the same definition, determination, and obsession: overcoming the limitations of their bodies. They are waiting for the next competition, slaving away in the gym and following extreme diets. A SKIN SO SOFT is a free exploration of the regimented daily lives of these misunderstood monsters.

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All Critics (14) | Top Critics (5)

Their narcissism is repellent yet riveting, and Mr. Côté comes at his subjects with an artful, exploratory obliqueness that's endearingly curious, as if discovering a whole new species.

Jul 5, 2018 | Full Review…

Unfortunately, viewers unacquainted with weight lifting probably won't learn much about Côté's musclemen or their sport just by watching them fuss over their appearances ...

Jul 3, 2018 | Full Review…

Finds the vulnerable side of professional he-men.

Jun 15, 2018 | Full Review…

This minimalist approach to maximalist bodies offers an intimate look at six men whose lives are centered on their physical performance and appearance.

Jun 14, 2018 | Full Review…

Côté's humane fascination with six bodybuilders tosses aside grandstanding and focuses on the odd duality of man and muscle.

Aug 4, 2017 | Full Review…
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Like the cinema of attractions, A Skin So Soft relies on the body as the primary method of communication.

Jan 23, 2019 | Full Review…

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