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In Her Skin (2009)

R | | Drama, Thriller | 2009 (Australia)
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Consumed with self loathing, 19-year-old Caroline covets, stalks, abducts and then murders 15-year-old Rachel Barber whom she considers "perfect." Rachel's disappearance triggers an ... See full summary »

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Simone North

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Simone North
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Guy Pearce ... Mr. Barber
Miranda Otto ... Mrs. Barber
Ruth Bradley ... Caroline Reid Robertson
Sam Neill ... David Reid
Kate Bell ... Rachel Barber
Khan Chittenden ... Manni
Graeme Blundell ... Ivan
John Butler John Butler ... Busker
Justine Clarke ... Irene
Diane Craig Diane Craig ... Joy
Jack Finsterer ... Patterson
Rebecca Gibney ... Gail
Eugene Gilfedder Eugene Gilfedder ... DePyle
Jeremy Sims ... Mclean
Steven Vidler ... Drew
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Storyline

Consumed with self loathing, 19-year-old Caroline covets, stalks, abducts and then murders 15-year-old Rachel Barber whom she considers "perfect." Rachel's disappearance triggers an electric reaction from her parents and her boyfriend. Later, the police misinterpret Rachel's disappearance and believe she simply ran away from home.

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Drama | Thriller

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Rated R for strong disturbing violence, some sexuality, nudity and language | See all certifications »

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Country:

Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

2009 (Australia) See more »

Also Known As:

Missing See more »

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Caroline Reed wanted to kill Rachel Barber and assume a new identity. Caroline had chosen the name "Jem Southall", Southhall being Elizabeth Barber's maiden name, before she got a bank loan then left Melbourne. See more »

Goofs

It was never shown in the movie how Caroline got Rachel's body to the Kilmore farm. Caroline kept Rachel's body in her apartment for two days. She then wrapped Rachel's body in two rugs and took her, by taxi, to her father's Kilmore farm. Caroline told the taxi driver that she was moving a statue. She then buried Rachel's body in a shallow grave. See more »

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Powerful movie with a long lasting impression
17 June 2011 | by danielle_galeSee all my reviews

This a powerful movie with a long lasting impression. I think Simone did a fantastic job with this story. She kept to the actual events of what happened to Rachel, her family, friends as well as Caroline without glorifying it, sugar coating it and hollywoodising it. It is real and it is raw. This is what happened and this is how the people involved experienced it. The acting is fantastic, the way the scenes flow and the cinematography is excellent. Along with the true story there are messages to take from it, one being involved and recognizing mental illness, as we know is a massive and growing problem in the community.


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