30.09. - 09.10.2021

A Skin So Soft Canada 2017 | 93 min | OV with English subtitles | Colour | FF 2017

Denis Côté

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).

rated for 0 + years
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.
Original title: Ta peau si lisse
Film type: Documentary Feature
Original language: French
Language and subtitles: OV with English subtitles
Director: Denis Côté
Cast: Alexis Légaré, Cédric Doyon, Jean-François Bouchard, Ronald Yang, Maxim Lemire, Benoit Lapierre
Producer: Jeanne-Marie Poulain, Denis Côté, Joëlle Bertossa, Dounia Sichov
Director of Photography: François Messier-Rheault
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Editor: Nicolas Roy
Sound: 0
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Format: dcp
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World Sales: Films Boutique
Production: 9338-6233 Québec Inc.; Close Up Films; The Addiction
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