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Kaouther Ben Hania’s The Man Who Sold His Skin currently in post-production

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- The Tunisian helmer’s new drama will star Yahya Mahayni, Monica Bellucci, Koen de Bouw, Dea Liane and Wim Delvoye in the lead roles

Kaouther Ben Hania’s The Man Who Sold His Skin currently in post-production
The Man Who Sold His Skin by Kaouther Ben Hania (© Tanit Films)

Kaouther Ben Hania’s new project The Man Who Sold His Skin is now in post-production, as confirmed by Nadim Cheikhrouha, producer at Tanit Films (Dear Son [+see also:
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, Beauty and the Dogs [+see also:
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). The Tunisian director is best known for her previous features Challat of Tunis [+see also:
trailer
interview: Kaouther Ben Hania
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]
(2013), selected as the opening movie of the 2014 programme of screenings organised by the ACID (Association for Independent Film Distribution) in Cannes, and Beauty and the Dogs, chosen for the Un Certain Regard section of the 2017 Cannes Film Festival. The latter was also the Tunisian entry for the Academy Award for Best Foreign-language Film.

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The story of this new film, penned in its entirety by the director herself, tells of the vicissitudes of Sam Ali, a Syrian refugee. In order to be able to travel to Europe and get back the love of his life, the man agrees to have his back tattooed by one of the most sulphurous contemporary artists of the moment. He then becomes a highly rated work on the art market. The stellar main cast chosen by Ben Hania includes actors Yahya Mahayni, Monica Bellucci, Koen de Bouw, Dea Liane and Wim Delvoye.

The Man Who Sold His Skin is being produced by Tanit Films (France), Cinétéléfilms (Tunisia), Twenty Twenty Vision (Germany), Kwassa Films (Belgium) and Laika Film & Television (Sweden), and co-produced by Canada’s Guillaume Rambourg, Istanbul-based firm Metafora Production (Turkey), and Tunisian brothers Lassaad and Rafik Kilani. Paris-based outfit BAC Films is in charge of its world sales. The film will be ready for theatrical release in autumn 2020.

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