DIE HAUT DER ANDEREN / THE SKIN OF OTHERS
Director: Thomas Stiller
Feature film | D | 2016
110 min | Dolby 5.1
50th Hof International Film Festival
Marc Deville is a successful writer of erotic literature and is addicted to pornography. He functions very well in his daily life, but as soon as it comes to close encounters with the other sex he is completely unable to deal with it. No one has ever entered his apartment, nor can he remember what it actually feels like to touch another person. Sexuality only works for him if he puts a camera between him and the other person, satisfying himself by watching the image.
Marc meets the nurse Justine during a reading in a bookstore. Justine is married to Eric, a successful theater director who loves her very much. But he can’t adapt to Justine’s sexual desires and, out of frustration, he starts to beat her. Justine has a death fetish – she likes to be strangled during sex. In her garden she keeps rotting roadkill in a shed. They are kept in jars and terrariums and Justine observes them for hours.