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SKIN

by Anthony Fabian

synopsis

In 1955, Sandra Laing was born to two white Afrikaner parents in rural South Africa. But thanks to a genetic throwback, her skin was dark and her hair tightly curled. The government's rigid apartheid system was faced with a serious dilemma. Should Sandra be classified as white or black? For Sandra and her family, the complications ran far deeper.

international title: Skin
original title: Skin
country: United Kingdom, South Africa
year: 2008
genre: fiction
directed by: Anthony Fabian
release date: UK 24/07/2009, NL 17/09/2009, BE 11/11/2009
screenplay: Helen Crawley, Jessie Keyt, Helena Kriel
cast: Sophie Okonedo, Sam Neill, Alice Krige, Tony Kgoroge, Ella Ramangwane
cinematography by: Dewald Aukema, Jonathan Partridge
film editing: St. John O'Rorke
art director: Billy Keam
music: Helene Muddiman
producer: Anthony Fabian, Genevieve Hofmeyr
production: Bard Entertainments, Elysian Films Ltd, Moonlighting Films (ZA)
distributor: ICA Films Distribution, LOC Film Distribution (NL)
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