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by Kaouther Ben Hania


Sam Ali, a young sensitive and impulsive Syrian, left his country for Lebanon to escape the war. To be able to travel to Europe and live with the love of his life, he accepts to have his back tattooed by one of by the World’s most sulfurous contemporary artist. Turning his own body into a prestigious piece of art, Sam will however come to realize that his decision might actually mean anything but freedom.

international title: The Man Who Sold His Skin
original title: The Man Who Sold His Skin
country: Tunisia, France, Belgium, Germany, Sweden
sales agent: BAC Films
year: 2020
genre: fiction
directed by: Kaouther Ben Hania
film run: 90'
screenplay: Kaouther Ben Hania
cast: Yahya Mahayni, Monica Bellucci, Koen De Bouw, Rupert Wynne-James, Husam Chadat, Saad Lostan, Montassar Alaya, Wim Delvoye, Nadim Cheikhrouha, Najoua Zouhair
cinematography by: Christopher Aoun
music: Amine Bouhafa
producer: Martin Hampel, Thanassis Karathanos, Annabella Nezri, Andreas Rocksén
executive producer: Habib Attia, Nadim Cheikhrouha
associate producer: Simon Ofenloch, Guillaume Rambourg
production: Tanit Films, Twenty Twenty Vision, Kwassa Films, Laika Films, Cinétéléfilms (TN)
backing: Eurimages
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