The first ever Tunisian film to be nominated for a Best Foreign Language Picture Oscar, "The Man Who Sold His Skin" is a wry, clever satire loosely based on a true story of art, commerce and asylum.
Sam Ali, a young, sensitive and impulsive Syrian, left his country for Lebanon to escape the war. To be able to travel to Europe and live with the love of his life, he accepts an offer to have his back tattooed by one of by the world's most well-known (and cynical) contemporary artists. But in turning his own body into a prestigious piece of art, Sam will come to realize that his decision might actually mean anything but freedom.
"A real original, made by adventurous artists in a small North African industry that's never attracted much serious attention. But Ben Hania and her team have really come up with something fresh and dynamic here."—Deadline Hollywood