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A Skin So Soft

OT: Ta peau si lisse

Denis Côté // Canada, 2017
Documentary Feature // FF2017
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Documentary Jean-François, Ronald, Alexis, Cédric, Benoit und Maxim are modern-day gladiators. As pro bodybuilders and weight-lifters, their everyday life is characterized by strict dietary regimes and regular work-outs in the fitness studio. Each follows his own personal goal, but all of them are united in a common desire – to overcome bodily boundaries. A Skin So Soft is an open and precise portrait of a group of men who, despite people frequently making fun of them, have dedicated themselves with extreme self-discipline and unconditional passion to weight-lifting.


DENIS CÔTÉ (*1973) is one of the most interesting directors in Canadian cinema. FILMFEST HAMBURG has shown All That She Wants (2008), Carcasse (2009), Curling (2010), Bestiaire (2012) and A Skin So Soft (2017).



Ta peau si lisse

Documentary Feature





93 min

OV with English subtitles

Denis Côté

Alexis Légaré, Cédric Doyon, Jean-François Bouchard, Ronald Yang, Maxim Lemire, Benoit Lapierre

Jeanne-Marie Poulain, Denis Côté, Joëlle Bertossa, Dounia Sichov

François Messier-Rheault

Nicolas Roy

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