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Sam Ali, a young sensitive and impulsive Syrian, left his country for Lebanon to escape the war. To be able to travel to Europe and live with the love of his life, he accepts to have his back tattooed by one of by the World's most sulfurous contemporary artist. Turning his own body into a prestigious piece of art, Sam will however come to realize that his decision might actually mean anything but freedom.

Cast & Crew

Monica Bellucci
Soraya Waldy
Koen De Bouw
Jeffrey Godefroi
Marc De Panda
Marc Sheen
Saad Lostan
Rupert Wynne-James
Martin Commisaire d'exposition
Husam Chadat
Adel Saadi
Habib Attia
Executive Producer
Nadim Cheikhrouha
Executive Producer
Christopher Aoun
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Amin Bouhafa
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  • "The Man Who Sold His Skin" stretches itself so thin that you can almost see its veins struggling to circulate the blood Ben Hania needs to bring her story home.

    April 9, 2021 | Rating: C | Full Review…
  • They cry for him as both a victim and villain: but Ali is neither, for he made his choice. Yet that doesn't mean there's no room for regret and disdain, which The Man Who Sold His Skin skillfully explores.

    April 9, 2021 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • That "The Man Who Sold His Skin" is still watchable is because the premise is still inherently thought-provoking, and Ben Hania's shot composition and cinematographer Christopher Aoun's images have a confident painterliness.

    April 8, 2021 | Full Review…
  • "The Man Who Sold His Skin" may not be entirely believable, but its many great metaphors for multiple social ills create their own, withering truth.

    April 8, 2021 | Rating: 4/4 | Full Review…
  • At times, "The Man Who Sold His Skin" plays like a cultural parody, but its aim is dead serious, and more sobering.

    April 7, 2021 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
  • While it hardly breaks new ground, The Man Who Sold His Skin still manages to be a breezy watch, with an assured filmmaker gently steering it through a rough-around-the-edges tale.

    April 2, 2021 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

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