• Aus meiner Haut
  • Aus meiner Haut
  • Aus meiner Haut

Aus meiner Haut / Skin Deep

by Alex Schaad Focus Competition

When Leyla and Tristan dock at the jetty of a remote island, they quickly realise that they have landed in a mysterious place. At the invitation of an acquaintance, the young couple is set to spend a few days here surrounded by a community. Without knowing exactly what they are getting themselves into, Leyla and Tristan participate in a ritual practice that allows them to exchange their bodies with other people. Amidst the insular idyll, a game of identities begins that changes everything – their perceptions, their sexuality, their entire ego. In his feature film debut, director Alex Schaad, winner of the Student Academy Award, conducts a unique and surprising mind game.

About the director(s)

Alex Schaad was born in 1990 in Kazakhstan and moved with his family to Germany in 1993. He studied set directing at HHF Munich from 2013 until 2019. He has already received two Max Ophüls Prizes and a Grimme Prize for his work as an author and director, as well as a Student Oscar. He won the latter for his short film INVENTION OF TRUST (2016). His first feature-length fiction film AUS MEINER HAUT world premiered at Venice.

Filmography (selection): Aus meiner Haut (2022) | SOKO Hamburg (TV series, 2 episodes, 2022) | The Love Europe Project - Part of the World (short film, 2019) | Endling (short film, 2017) | Invention of Trust (short film, 2016) | Marie (short film, 2015) | Thomas Balder und der Fortgang (short film, 2014)

About the director(s)
  • Genre: Mystery
  • Country, Year: Germany, 2022
  • Runtime: 103 Min
  • Languages: German
  • Subtitles: English
  • Director: Alex Schaad
  • Cast: Mala Emde, Jonas Dassler, Dimitrij Schaad, Maryam Zaree, Thomas Wodianka, Edgar Selge
  • Screenplay: Dimitrij Schaad, Alex Schaad
  • Cinematography: Ahmed El Nagar
  • Editor: Franziska Köppel
  • Sound: Michael Manzke, Alex Oberrader, Marco Hanelt, Jakob Weber
  • Music: Richard Ruzicka
  • Producers: Tobias Walker, Richard Lamprecht
  • Production Companies: Walker + Worm Film GmbH & Co. KG, BR Bayerischer Rundfunk, Donndorffilm
  • World Sales: Beta Cinema
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