Under the Skin


Under the Skin

Overview:

Jonathan Glazer's atmospheric, visually arresting abstraction stars Scarlett Johansson as a seductive alien who prowls the streets of Glasgow in search of prey: unsuspecting men who fall under her spell, only to be consumed by a strange liquid pool.

Votes 1093 (6/10)

Runtime: 108 minutes

Release Date 2014-03-14

Budget: $13,300,000.00

Revenue: $5,380,251.00

Tagline: A mysterious seductress preys upon the population of Scotland

Production company:

  • Scottish Screen
  • UK Film Council
  • FilmNation Entertainment
  • Nick Wechsler Productions
  • Creative Scotland
  • British Film Institute
  • Film4
  • Silver Reel
  • JW Films
  • A24

Production country:

  • United Kingdom
  • Switzerland
  • United States of America

Genres:

  • Thriller
  • Science Fiction
  • Drama

Trailer

Further Information

Laura
Scarlett Johansson
Scarlett Johansson
The Swimmer
Kryštof Hádek
Kryštof Hádek
Andrew
Paul Brannigan
Paul Brannigan
The Quiet Man
Michael Moreland
Michael Moreland
The Nervous Man
Scott Dymond
Scott Dymond
The Bad Man
Jeremy McWilliams
Jeremy McWilliams
The Dead Woman
Lynsey Taylor Mackay
Lynsey Taylor Mackay
Pick-Up Man
Dougie McConnell
Dougie McConnell
First Victim
Kevin McAlinden
Kevin McAlinden
Leering Man
D. Meade
D. Meade
Second Victim
Andrew Gorman
Andrew Gorman
Man at Club
Joe Szula
Joe Szula
Father at Beach
Roy Armstrong
Roy Armstrong
Mother at Beach
Alison Chand
Alison Chand
The Baby
Ben Mills
Ben Mills
The Baby
Oscar Mills
Oscar Mills
Motorcyclist
Lee Fanning
Lee Fanning
Marius Bincu
Marius Bincu
Gang Member
Stephen Horn
Stephen Horn
The Deformed Man
Adam Pearson
Adam Pearson
Tearoom Waitress
May Mewes
May Mewes
The Bus Driver
Gerry Goodfellow
Gerry Goodfellow
The Logger
Dave Acton
Dave Acton
The Alien
Jessica Mance
Jessica Mance
Director
Jonathan Glazer
Jonathan Glazer
Screenplay
Walter Campbell
Walter Campbell
Producer
Nick Wechsler
Nick Wechsler
Producer
James Wilson
James Wilson
Screenplay
Jonathan Glazer
Jonathan Glazer
Novel
Michel Faber
Michel Faber
Editor
Paul Watts
Paul Watts
Casting
Kathleen Crawford
Kathleen Crawford
Production Design
Chris Oddy
Chris Oddy
Art Direction
Martin McNee
Martin McNee
Art Direction
Emer O'Sullivan
Emer O'Sullivan
Costume Design
Stephen Noble
Stephen Noble
Greensman
Jon Colson
Jon Colson
Property Master
Jim Elliott
Jim Elliott
Greensman
Roger Holden
Roger Holden
Greensman
Will Holden
Will Holden
Greensman
Gavin Johnson
Gavin Johnson
Sound Effects Editor
Steve Browell
Steve Browell
Sound Designer
Johnnie Burn
Johnnie Burn
Sound Effects Editor
Ed Downham
Ed Downham
Dialogue Editor
Jussi Honka
Jussi Honka
Boom Operator
Andrew Quinney
Andrew Quinney
Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Steve Single
Steve Single
Foley
Jason Swanscott
Jason Swanscott
Foley
Alissa Timoshkina
Alissa Timoshkina
Supervising Sound Editor
Johnnie Burn
Johnnie Burn
Foley
Barnaby Smyth
Barnaby Smyth
Special Effects
Mark Curtis
Mark Curtis
Special Effects
Tony Turner
Tony Turner
Visual Effects Producer
Antony Bluff
Antony Bluff
Visual Effects Producer
Earle Stuart Callender
Earle Stuart Callender
Visual Effects Supervisor
Tom Debenham
Tom Debenham
Visual Effects Supervisor
Dominic Parker
Dominic Parker
Compositors
Pat Wong
Pat Wong
Compositors
Nicholas Zissimos
Nicholas Zissimos
Stunt Coordinator
Gareth Milne
Gareth Milne
Costume Supervisor
Clementine Charity
Clementine Charity
Music Editor
Gerard McCann
Gerard McCann
Script Supervisor
Claire Hewitt
Claire Hewitt
Location Manager
Eugene Strange
Eugene Strange
Location Scout
Michael Campbell
Michael Campbell
Location Scout
Sean Barclay
Sean Barclay
Original Music Composer
Mica Levi
Mica Levi
Director of Photography
Daniel Landin
Daniel Landin
Makeup Artist
Helen Barrett
Helen Barrett
Makeup Artist
Christine Beveridge
Christine Beveridge
Hairstylist
Jessica Cruikshank
Jessica Cruikshank
First Assistant Director
Nick Heckstall-Smith
Nick Heckstall-Smith
Carpenter
Jamie McCallum
Jamie McCallum
Foley Editor
Joe Mount
Joe Mount
Visual Effects Supervisor
Huseyin Caner
Huseyin Caner
Visual Effects Producer
Tim Field
Tim Field
Gaffer
John Colley
John Colley
Camera Operator
Stuart Howell
Stuart Howell
Still Photographer
Niall O'Brien
Niall O'Brien
Assistant Editor
Paul Dawber
Paul Dawber
Music Supervisor
Jay James
Jay James
Orchestrator
Evan Jolly
Evan Jolly
Music Editor
Peter Raeburn
Peter Raeburn
Armorer
Jim Elliott
Jim Elliott
Production Coordinator
Georgie Fallon
Georgie Fallon
Dialect Coach
Deborah Hecht
Deborah Hecht

Andres Gomez

Johansson makes a great performance in an unlikely role, adding great sensuality to the film, even with her very different looking. The story and movie on itself is a rarety. Very fresh but, also, kind of an unfinished joke.

talisencrw

This was a very bizarre and unique viewing experience for me. I greatly enjoy cinematic puzzles, and directors who have the wherewithal, guts and personal integrity to stick to their guns and project their distinct visions without caving in to corporate pressure or normal sensibilities. It is work like this at the cinematic vanguard that makes cinema the most aesthetic of all art forms and the greatest and most intrinsically satisfying component of my life. Though I have Glazer's previous two films, I have sadly not seen them yet, a condition I hope to remedy as soon as possible. A woman and actress of Johansson's beauty is perhaps one of only a select few currently out there who could pull this sort of thing off. And yes, this would make a remarkable double bill with 'The Man Who Fell to Earth'.

Reno

**The lady from the white van.** First of all, this is not an entertaining film, but an alien theme on a fictional plot like how they would come live among us. Before that, they need to look like us, so they steal human skins and that's what this film is about. Most of the film was in a van driving around in the Scottland. An alien disguised as a human, looking for the single men in the uncrowded places to seduce and steal their skins. But one day after got curious about being a human being, her routine work gets affected seriously and so what happens to her after is told in the remaining film. It's certainly not the film I was looking for. That's the reason I did not watch it when it got out. But I kind of liked it, it was not as boring as the others advised me. Usually films are for pleasure and timepass and this film did not have those qualities. Hence it financially failed. Surely some people would enjoy it, particularly the critics praised it which is unusual. From the director of 'Birth', Scarlett Johansson in the lead and she was the only good thing in it. The story was a little complicated, so not everybody going the get it, not at the first glance, but if you do, you will enjoy it. The locations were awesome. Watching it on the cold stormy day brought me that original Scottish atmosphere here. I should have rated it better, but no regret for what I gave for it. Its not a suggestible kind, though worth a watch if you're fed up with the regular commercial films. _6/10_

larz9

A total artistic wank piece. The plot moves at a glacial speed, thanks to all the filler in it. Sure, it's about a curious alien living among humans and consuming them in some mysterious black fluid that only said alien can walk on. Other than that, it is absolutely boring as hell and totally lacking in any amount of entertainment. The cinematography itself is great though only in some limited moments. I have a thing for beautiful landscapes but let's be realistic, I watch National Geographic and BBC documentaries for that. Otherwise, a lengthy look out in thick white fog from within a motor vehicle is not my idea of an entertaining nor intriguing scene. In short. Absolute rubbish. After the first five minutes, I realised the glacial pace of this film and watched it at 8x playback speed to try and find some semblance of a climax. Nup, nothing. Don't waste your time. It failed financially and if you dare to still watch it, you will realise why.

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