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Basic facts

Original title The Man Who Sold His Skin
Film type Feature
Category Fiction
Average rating 3,18 / 5
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Swedish release 2021-04-23

Plot summary

Sam Ali, a young Syrian man becomes a refugee in Lebanon when he flees the Syrian civil war. Without legal status, he is unable to get visa to go to Italy where his beloved Abeer lives. In...

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Companies

Production company Cinétéléfilms
Co-Production Company Laika Film & Television AB
Advance allocations Stiftelsen Svenska Filminstitutet
Distributor in Sweden (DCP) Folkets Bio AB 2021

Plot summary

Sam Ali, a young Syrian man becomes a refugee in Lebanon when he flees the Syrian civil war. Without legal status, he is unable to get visa to go to Italy where his beloved Abeer lives. In Beirut he meets Jeffrey Godefroi, a famous American contemporary artist. The artist tattooes Sam Ali's back. Sam Ali then changes from the status of "undocumented" person to that of a work of art, sought after internationally. His tattooed skin is worth an astronomical sum on the art market; collectors are interested and there is an auction planned. Human rights activists are outraged. But how to get out of such a trap and to become an ordinary man again?

Technical specifications

Aspect ratio 2.35:1
Sound type Sound
Colour type Colour
Width DCP
Length in minutes 104 min
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Release dates

Release in Sweden 2021-04-23 Sweden
Cinema release in Sweden 2021-04-23 Sweden

Awards

Academy Award Nomination Los Angeles 2021 (bästa internationella långfilm / Best International Best Feature Film)

Holdings Film

The information given here refers to film material in the Swedish Film Institute’s archive. Access to the archive’s stock is given on request, for research, other film archives and rights’ holders. For enquiries please contact filmarkivet@filminstitutet.se

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