Skin (2008)

Skin 2008tt0964586.jpg poster

  • IMDb page: Skin (2008)
  • Rate: 6.7/10 total 1,331 votes 
  • Genre: Biography | Drama
  • Release Date: 24 July 2009 (UK)
  • Runtime: USA:107 min | Canada:107 min (Toronto International Film Festival)
  • Filming Location: Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
  • Director: Anthony Fabian
  • Stars: Sophie Okonedo, Terri Ann Eckstein and Bongani Masondo
  • Original Music By: Hélène Muddiman   
  • Soundtrack: Let Freedom Reign
  • Sound Mix: Dolby Digital
  • Plot Keyword: Apartheid | South Africa | Civil Rights | One Word Title | Prayer

Writing Credits By:

  • Helen Crawley (screenplay) &
  • Jessie Keyt (screenplay) &
  • Helena Kriel (screenplay)
  • Anthony Fabian  story (uncredited)

Known Trivia

    Plot: Based on the true story of a black girl who was born to two white Afrikaner parents in South Africa during the apartheid era.  »

    Story: Based on the true story of a black girl who was born to two white Afrikaner parents in South Africa during the apartheid era.

    {tab=FullCast & Crew}

    Produced By:

    • Anthony Fabian known as producer
    • Simon Fawcett known as executive producer
    • Genevieve Hofmeyr known as producer
    • Hellen Kalenga known as executive producer
    • Robert Little known as executive producer (as Robbie Little)
    • Alasdair MacCuish known as executive producer
    • Margaret Matheson known as producer
    • Laurence Paltiel known as executive producer
    • Marvin Saven known as associate producer
    • Moses Silinda known as executive producer

    FullCast & Crew:

    • Sophie Okonedo known as Sandra Laing
    • Terri Ann Eckstein known as Elsie Laing (aged 19)
    • Bongani Masondo known as Henry Laing (aged 20)
    • Dan Robbertse known as Factory Foreman
    • Jeremy Crutchley known as TV Reporter
    • Jonathan Taylor known as TV Sound Recordist
    • Nomathamsanga Baleka known as Factory Worker 1 (as Thami Baleka)
    • Valesika Smith known as Factory Worker 2 (as Valesica Smith)
    • Ella Ramangwane known as Young Sandra
    • Alice Krige known as Sannie Laing
    • Faniswa Yisa known as Nora Molefe
    • Sam Neill known as Abraham Laing
    • Hannes Brummer known as Leon Laing
    • Zamanthebe Sithebe known as Young Thembi
    • Onida Cowan known as Miss Van Uys
    • Leana Truitsman known as Annie (as Leana Tryttsman)
    • Lauren Das Neves known as Elize
    • Jacques Gombault known as Teacher saying grace
    • Danny Keogh known as Van Tonder
    • Nicole Holme known as Miss Ludik
    • Ben Botha known as Dawie
    • Duan Saayman known as Boy in Classroom (as Duane Saayman)
    • Zoea Alberts known as Girl in Classroom
    • Burger Nortje known as Kobus
    • Simon Mdohki known as Joseph (as Simon Mdahki)
    • Elizabeth Serunye known as Ice Cream Woman
    • Jonathan Pienaar known as Van Niekerk
    • Tiaan Rautenbach known as First Policeman
    • Jose Domingos known as Male Journalist 1
    • Nicole Regelous known as Female Journalist
    • Danie Struwig known as Male Journalist 2
    • Elriza Swanepoel known as Receptionist (as Elrize Swanepoel)
    • Stacey Sachs known as Thin Secretary (as Stacey Sacks)
    • Gordon Van Rooyen known as Judge Galgut
    • Morne Visser known as Doctor Sparks (as Morné Visser)
    • Khalem Willet known as Adriaan Laing (as Kaylim Willet)
    • Tony Kgoroge known as Petrus Zwane
    • Cobus Venter known as Johann
    • Alan McBride known as Car Date
    • Tongayi Chirisa known as Township Priest
    • Mpho Lekalakala known as Swazi Policeman 1
    • Hector Rabopaphe known as Swazi Policeman 2 (as Hector Rabotapi)
    • Nomhlé Nkyonyeni known as Jenny Zwane (as Nomhle Nkonyeni)
    • Graeme Bloch known as Bailiff
    • Carel Trichardt known as Magistrate
    • Gladys Mahlangu known as Sangoma
    • Ivy Nkutha known as Drunk Woman at Party
    • Kholosa Tshandana known as Pretty Girl at Party (as Kholosa Tshadana)
    • Andre Stoltz known as Home Affairs Clerk 1 (as André Stolz)
    • Drikus Volschenk known as Policeman with megaphone
    • Ruaan Bok known as Henry Laing (aged 10)
    • Kate-Lyn Von Meyer known as Elsie Laing (aged 9)
    • Tumi Morake known as Thembi
    • Matthew Lotter known as Abusive Teen in bakkie
    • Anna-Mart van der Merwe known as Anna Roux
    • Saint Seseli known as Home Affairs Clerk 2
    • Charmaine Kweyama known as Pensions Office Clerk
    • Nomkhosi Gidigidi known as Maid in Pretoria
    • Thelma Siwela known as Neighbour
    • Karien Van Der Merwe known as Nurse Beukes
    • Charlotte Butler known as Woman 2 (uncredited)
    • Jakkie Groenewald known as White Foreman (uncredited)
    • Lourens Groenewald known as Willy Meyer (uncredited)
    • Fiona Ramsey known as Woman at Church (uncredited)
    • Malusi Skenjana known as Minivan Driver (uncredited)

    ..{tab=Supporting Department}Makeup Department:

    • Noriko Watanabe known as hair stylist
    • Noriko Watanabe known as makeup artist
    • Scott Wheeler known as makeup department head
    • Sue Wyburgh known as hair designer
    • Sue Wyburgh known as key makeup artist

    Art Department:

    • Michael Hyman known as lead scenic
    • Surisa Surisa known as property master


    Production Companies:

    • Elysian Films
    • Bard Entertainments (co-production)
    • Moonlighting Films (co-production)
    • Lipsync Productions (participation)
    • Industrial Development Corporation of South Africa
    • The National Film and Video Foundation of SA

    Other Companies:

    • Aramid Capital Partners  funding
    • Art4noise  sound post-production
    • CW3PR  us premiere publicity
    • Lip Sync Post  digital intermediate
    • Lipsync Post  sound re-recording


    • BBC Films (2008) (UK) (theatrical)
    • ICA Films (2010) (UK) (DVD)
    • European Film Partners (EFP) (2009) (Netherlands) (theatrical)
    • Front Row Distributors (2010) (United Arab Emirates) (theatrical)
    • Indies Entertainment (2010) (Belgium) (theatrical)
    • Jour De Fete (2009-2010) (USA) (theatrical)
    • Nordisk Film (2010) (Denmark) (theatrical)
    • Spentzos Film Home Video (2010) (Greece) (theatrical)
    • Union Générale Cinématographique (UGC) (2010) (France) (theatrical)
    • Ascot Elite Home Entertainment (2011) (Germany) (DVD)
    • Cinemax (2010) (Hungary) (TV)
    • Degeto Film (2010) (Germany) (all media)
    • Entertainment One (2010) (USA) (video)
    • Front Row Filmed Entertainment (2008) (United Arab Emirates) (all media) (Middle East)
    • Indies Home Entertainment (2010) (Netherlands) (DVD)
    • Laptv (2010) (Argentina) (TV)
    • Nordisk Film (2010) (Finland) (DVD)

    ..{tab=Other Stuff}Visual Effects by:

    • Chris Bentley known as digital lab operator
    • Lee Clappison known as digital colourist
    • James Clarke known as DI supervisor
    • James Clarke known as digital lab supervisor
    • Katja Hollmann known as digital lab producer: Lipsync Post (as Katja Lazare)
    • Aileen McIntosh known as digital lab operator
    • Nadia Probst known as assistant digital colourist
    • Cyril Schumann known as Flame artist
    • Daniel Tomlinson known as digital lab operator

    Release Date:

    • Canada 7 September 2008 (Toronto International Film Festival)
    • Brazil 1 October 2008 (Rio de Janeiro International Film Festival)
    • USA 3 November 2008 (AFI Film Festival)
    • USA 25 January 2009 (Santa Barbara Film Festival)
    • Germany 6 February 2009 (European Film Market)
    • USA 17 April 2009 (Washington D.C. International Film Festival)
    • USA 24 May 2009 (Seattle International Film Festival)
    • UK 24 July 2009
    • Netherlands 17 September 2009
    • USA 13 October 2009 (Mill Valley Film Festival)
    • USA 30 October 2009 (limited)
    • Belgium 18 November 2009
    • Poland 3 December 2009 (Camerimage Film Festival)
    • Finland 10 March 2010 (DVD premiere)
    • Argentina 16 March 2010 (TV premiere)
    • Sweden 24 March 2010 (DVD premiere)
    • Finland 7 May 2010 (Helsinki African Film Festival)
    • Hungary 16 October 2010 (TV premiere)
    • Germany 25 January 2011 (DVD premiere)
    • Germany 31 January 2011 (TV premiere)
    • Australia 25 February 2011 (TV premiere)

    MPAA: Rated PG-13 for thematic material, some violence and sexuality


    Filmography links and data courtesy of The Internet Movie Database

    Leave a Reply