The Skin [Blu-ray] [1981]

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Special Features

  • Four featurettes, including 3 with director Liliana Cavani and one with production designer Dante Feretti
  • Feature-length audio commentary by critics Wade Major and Andy Klein
  • Original French release trailer
  • 2014 re-release trailer
  • In Italian with English subtitles


The Skin
The Italian La Pelle was released in English-speaking countries as The Skin. Set in the twilight of World War 2, the film is a compendium of bitter recollections concerning the Allied liberation of Naples. These memories were originally bundled together in book form by Curzio Malaparte, played herein by Marcello Mastroianni. If you've gathered that the tone of the film is anti-American, you're not far off base: it's too bad that cowriter/director Liliana Cavani was more interested in her agenda than in entertaining the audience. The best performance is rendered by Burt Lancaster as General Mark Clark. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Cast & Crew

  • Marcello Mastroianni
    Marcello Mastroianni - Curzio Malaparte
  • Burt Lancaster
    Burt Lancaster - Gen. Mark Clark
  • Claudia Cardinale
    Claudia Cardinale - Princess Caracciolo
  • Carlo Giuffré
    Carlo Giuffré - Eduardo Mazzullo
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