Skin of Man, Heart of Beast


1h 37m 1999

Brief Synopsis

A tale which focuses on a family reunion which goes terribly awry. After a 15-year unexplained absence, a man named Coco returns to his family clan in France's southern Alps. While his story of service in the Foreign Legion is not wholly accepted by his mother or two adult brothers, he is nonethel

Film Details

Also Known As
Peau d'homme, coeur de bete, Skin of Man, Heart of Beast, Skin of a Man, Heart of a Beast
MPAA Rating
Release Date
1999
Distribution Company
KimStim/Leisure Time Features

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 37m

Synopsis

A tale which focuses on a family reunion which goes terribly awry. After a 15-year unexplained absence, a man named Coco returns to his family clan in France's southern Alps. While his story of service in the Foreign Legion is not wholly accepted by his mother or two adult brothers, he is nonetheless welcomed home. His sudden re-appearance and strange, erratic behavior has an unnerving effect on the household, particularly on his two very young nieces who view this stranger with varying degrees of apprehension.The family reunion is happy at first, but old tensions arise and soon a volatile mix of anger, violence and madness engulfs the family.

Film Details

Also Known As
Peau d'homme, coeur de bete, Skin of Man, Heart of Beast, Skin of a Man, Heart of a Beast
MPAA Rating
Release Date
1999
Distribution Company
KimStim/Leisure Time Features

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 37m

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Miscellaneous Notes

Winner of the Film Club Jury Prize at Tromso International Film Festival January 18-23, 2000.

Winner of the Golden Leopard for Best Film and the Bronze Leopard for Best Actor (Serge Riaboukine) at the 1999 Locarno International Film Festival.

Released in United States 2000

Released in United States August 1999

Released in United States January 2000

Released in United States July 2000

Released in United States March 2000

Released in United States November 1999

Released in United States Summer June 21, 2002

Shown at Karlovy Vary International Film Festival July 5-15, 2000.

Shown at Locarno International Film Festival (international competition) August 4-14, 1999.

Shown at London Film Festival November 3-18, 1999.

Shown at Melbourne International Film Festival July 19 - August 6, 2000.

Shown at Rotterdam International Film Festival January 26 - February 6, 2000.

Shown at Tromso International Film Festival January 18-23, 2000.

Shown at Vancouver International Film Festival September 22 - October 5, 2000.

Feature directorial debut for Helene Angel.

Released in United States 2000 (Shown at Melbourne International Film Festival July 19 - August 6, 2000.)

Released in United States 2000 (Shown at Rotterdam International Film Festival January 26 - February 6, 2000.)

Released in United States 2000 (Shown at Vancouver International Film Festival September 22 - October 5, 2000.)

Released in United States November 1999 (Shown at London Film Festival November 3-18, 1999.)

Released in United States January 2000 (Shown at Tromso International Film Festival January 18-23, 2000.)

Released in United States Summer June 21, 2002

Released in United States July 2000 (Shown at Karlovy Vary International Film Festival July 5-15, 2000.)

Released in United States August 1999 (Shown at Locarno International Film Festival (international competition) August 4-14, 1999.)

Released in United States March 2000 (Shown in New York City (Walter Reade) as part of program "Rendez-vous With French Cinema 2000" March 10-19, 2000.)