Under the Skin

  • Wed Mar 22
Under the Skin

introduced by Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow Erik Born (German Studies)

Jonathan Glazer
Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy McWilliams

One of the most widely acclaimed films of 2014 features a strange and captivating performance by Johansson as an alien who uses the guise—and skin—of a beautiful young woman to do her job: seduce lonely men on the streets of Scotland and lead them to their deaths. “The movie’s eerie, climactic image challenges our conventional notions of human identity and leaves us reflecting on the possibility that every being in the universe is an alien in disguise.” (NY Times) A fascinating book adaptation, this artful sci-fi flick boats fantastic hidden camera photography and features a widely regarded atonal soundtrack, one of the best for recent films.

website: undertheskinmovie.com

DCP color
1 hour 48 minutes
release year/country
2014 UK