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The Skin of the Wolf

By Barbara Shulgasser-Parker, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Stark, violent Spanish drama about solitary trapper.

Movie NR 2018 110 minutes
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age 18+

Based on 4 parent reviews

age 18+

Not appropriate for teens

This film had the makings of being interesting, but In my opinion is too morose and the ending is too depressing for most teens. The sex scenes are graphic while being mostly Devoid of nudity. Because of its outcome and bleak ending I do not recommend it as a family movie at all. This man’s attempts at Family and companionship go unrequited. There’s really nothing redemptive about this movie other than the beautiful setting.
age 18+

Not what I expected

Is not what I expected, but Mario Casas acting was extremely good. He projected the character, for me was like watching Leonardo DiCaprio.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say: (4 ):
Kids say: Not yet rated

This Spanish drama is stark, unsentimental, and harshly eloquent. With scarcely any dialogue, director Samu Fuentees conveys the difficult life of a man who lives off the land by his wits in a mountainous and inhospitable climate, far from civilization and conveniences of any kind. We see only what the man does, and although there are suggestions that he has feelings, The Skin of the Wolf gives little hints as to what he's thinking and feeling. Given how much of his time is spent simply surviving, it's clear that there's little time in his busy day for introspection, longing, wishing, or dreaming. Even when he acts out in anger after the death in childbirth of his wife and child, we have no idea if he is angry that he spent so much money and has received neither a child nor wife-laborer in return, or if the deaths have some deeper meaning for him. Mario Casas' performance as the trapper is a how-to on focused minimalism.

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