The Man Who Sold His Skin

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 the World’s most sulfurous contemporary artists. 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. 


4 wins and 4 nominations. Best Screenplay at Stockhom Film Festival, Best Arabic Film at El Gouna Film Festival and two wins at Venice Film Festival. 


“On the whole, this is a stimulating work that highlights important issues and once again confirms Ben Hania as a rising talent.” Alissa Simon Variety

“This Tunisian satire has the cleverest movie plot of 2020… political and playful, romantic and ironic.” Roger Moore Movie Nation

Genre: Drama

Director: Kaouther BEN HANIA

Year: 2020

Length: 100 minutes

Country of Origin: Tunisia, France, Belgium, Sweden and Germany