Under the Skin

Under the Skin

DVD (Wide Screen)


Samantha Morton, who soon after this film gained attention for her role in Woody Allen's Sweet and Lowdown, makes an impressive feature debut in first time writer-director Carine Adler's bittersweet saga about a troubled woman's uneven progress toward self-realization. Morton plays Iris, a woman who feels ignored by her boyfriend Gary (Matthew Delamere), her self-possessed pregnant sister Rose (Claire Rushbrook), and even her beloved mother (Rita Tushingham). After their mother dies suddenly of a brain tumor, Iris falls apart. Tired of a supervisor's hostility, she suddenly quits her job as a clothing saleswoman and has a sexual encounter with Tom (Stuart Townsend), a man she meets in a movie theater. Iris leaves Gary, starts wearing her mother's wig, and dresses like a slut. She gets drunk and desperately picks up men in bars, and she ends up being abused by Max (Daniel O'Meara). Iris mooches money from her sister and they fight over a ring that Rose claims their mother gave her. She finds out that her best friend Vron (Christine Tremarco) has taken up with Gary and tries to seduce Rose's husband Frank (Mark Womack).

Product Details

Release Date: 12/04/2001
UPC: 0780273072576
Original Release: 1997
Rating: NR
Source: Arrow Entertainment
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Time: 1:25:00

Special Features

Theatrical trailer; Alternate poster gallery; Scene selections; Still gallery; Production notes

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Samantha Morton Iris
Claire Rushbrook Rose
Rita Tushingham Their mother
Mark Womack Frank
Matthew Delamere Gary
Christine Tremarco Vron
Stuart Townsend Tom
Clare Francis Actor
Joe Tucker Actor
Daniel O'Meara Actor
Lisa Millet Actor
Jack Marsden Actor

Technical Credits
Carine Adler Director,Screenwriter
Barry Ackroyd Cinematographer
Gary Desmond Sound/Sound Designer
Ben Gibson Executive Producer
Paul Hamblin Sound/Sound Designer
John Paul Kelly Production Designer
Ewa Lind Editor
Gus Maclean Asst. Director
Niall Mulroney Art Director
Kate Ogborn Producer
Ilona Sekacz Score Composer
Frances Tempest Costumes/Costume Designer

Scene Index

Side #1 --
0. Scene Selection
1. Rose's Pregnancy [4:53]
2. 3 Weeks or 3 Months [5:07]
3. Encounter With Tom [3:45]
4. Iris Moves Out [5:38]
5. The Church Choir [4:40]
6. Mother? [4:31]
7. Iris Asks to Audition [4:38]
8. Getting the Ashes [5:10]
9. Running Into Gary [5:49]
10. Losing the Ashes [4:59]
11. Waiting for Tom to Call [6:07]
12. Going Too Far [3:33]
13. Gary and Vron [5:28]
14. Rose's Husband [5:25]
15. Sisters Reconcile [4:24]
16. Iris's Debut [5:00]

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