THE MAN WHO SOLD HIS SKIN

L'HOMME QUI A VENDU SA PEAU

By Kaouther BEN HANIA

KWASSA FILMS - as PROD

Drama - Post-Production 2020


    • Year of production
    • 2020
    • Genres
    • Drama
    • Countries
    • FRANCE, TUNISIA, BELGIUM, SWEDEN, GERMANY
    • Languages
    • ARABIC, ENGLISH
    • Budget
    • 1 - 3 M$
    • Director(s)
    • Kaouther BEN HANIA
    • Producer(s)
    • - - (TANIT FILMS), - - (CINETELEFILMS), Guillaume RAMBOURG, - - (KWASSA FILMS), - - (LAIKA FILMS), - - (TWENTY TWENTY VISION), - - (METAFORA PRODUCTIONS), - - (SUNNYLAND FILMS)
    • Synopsis
    • Sam Ali, a young sensitive and impulsive Syrian, fled to Lebanon to escape the Syrian war. Without legal status, he is unable to get a visa to go to Europe where his beloved Abeer lives. While living off opening cocktails in art galleries in Beirut, he meets Jeffrey Godefroi, the best-known American artist in contemporary art, with whom he concludes a strange deal that will forever change his life. The artist suggests to turn Sam Ali into his artwork by tattooing a Schengen visa on his back. Obsessed by the opportunity to see his love, Sam Ali agrees and passes from the status of a vulgar «undocumented refugee» to a work of art internationally solicited realizing that the visa on his back means anything but freedom.