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Under the Skin 2013 15

United Kingdom

The icily brilliant Scarlett Johansson stars as an alien predator scouring Scotland's streets for human prey, in Jonathan Glazer’s astonishing amalgam of fantasy and reality. Mixing mind-bending visuals and hallucinatory sound design with an unexpected naturalism, Glazer returns to the screens after a nine-year absence in audacious style, utilising guerrilla filmmaking tactics to capture Glasgow and its unsuspecting inhabitants with intimate realism.

Winner of numerous critical accolades since its UK premiere at London Film Festival 2013, Under the Skin works as both a genre piece rooted in sci-fi traditions and as a subcutaneously affecting drama documenting an outsider’s perspective on a new world. An instant cult classic.

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Featuring

Lynsey Taylor Mackay

Jeremy McWilliams

Scarlett Johansson

Genres

Horror Science Fiction

Collection

Contact! Sci-Fi - Days of Fear and Wonder In Competition Features

Certificate

15 Contains infrequent strong sex and frequent nudity

Released

2013

Country

United Kingdom

Language

English

Production company

Seventh Kingdom Productions Ltd.

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