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The Man Who Sold His Skin (2020)


Coming Out at March 15, 2021 in theaters and April 2 on digital

“L’Homme qui a vendu sa peau”


The Man Who Sold His Skin is drama film directed and written by Kaouther Ben Hania. The film stars Yahya Mahayni, Dea Liane, Koen De Bouw, Monica Bellucci, Saad Lostan, Darina Al Joundi and Jan Dahdoh. It primiered at September 4, 2020 on Venice Film Festival.

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 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.

Director: Kaouther Ben Hania

Writer: Kaouther Ben Hania

Stars: Yahya Mahayni, Dea Liane, Koen De Bouw, Monica Bellucci, Saad Lostan, Darina Al Joundi, Jan Dahdoh


Yahya MahayniSam Ali
Dea LianeAbeer
Koen De BouwJeffrey Godefroi
Monica BellucciSoraya Waldy
Saad LostanZiad
Darina Al JoundiSam’s Mother
Jan DahdohHazem
Christian VadimWilliam, Sam’s Attorney
Marc de PandaMarc Sheen
Najoua ZouhairSam’s Sister
Husam ChadatAdel Saadi
Nadim CheikhrouhaMuseum Guard
Rémi SarminiSyrian Policeman
Mouldi KridenSyrian Policeman
Rupert Wynne-JamesMartin (Curator)
Wim DelvoyeInsurer
Bilel SlimPhotographer
Anissa DaoudTeacher
Patrick AlbenqueChristian Waltz
Stacy DeVorzonFrau Waltz
Montassar AlayaMahmoud
Ingo BroschAuctioneer
Maïa ForemanTV Presenter
Adrienne Mei IrvingJournalist
Dana Al HajjiJournalist
Alexandre CharletJournalist
Jacques GermainJudge
Ichrak MatarExhibition Hostess
Raoudha BaccoucheAbeer’s Mother
Hussin AliTrain Singer
Khalil Ben HaniaSam’s Nephew
Lilia AttiaGirl in Museum
Faycal HassairiMr. Choucair
Saer MussaPoliceman (voice)
Nisrine RahalFlight Attendant (voice)


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