In Her Skin AKA, I Am You features all Round superb performances from a stellar cast including Ruth Bradley, Guy Pearce and Sam Neil.
A harrowing, sad and very disturbing true account of the murder of teenager Rachel Barber in Australia back in March of 1999, who was killed by her neighbour and babysitter Caroline Reed.
This film is based on the best selling novel called “The Perfect Victim” which was written by Rachel’s mother. The film is the complete story, from the disappearance till the discovery of her body.
I have seen a lot of fucked up films, but I have to say the actual murder scene in this film is very graphic and will leave you a feeling uneasy. Mainly, because this is a true story and not the product of someone’s twisted imagination. The murder scene itself is really frightening and acted brilliantly.
Although it did have quite big names in it like, Guy Pearce and Sam Neil, the one who stole the show was Ruth Bradley, a Dublin born actress (with a great accent), in her early 20’s when she did the role. She reminded on a young Kathy Bates from Misery. I really don’t think I have ever seen a female in a lead role since Misery that I could say “wow, she was creepy”, up until now.
Featuring a great soundtrack form John Butler Trio and a cameo from the JB himself.
A brilliantly written and extremely well acted Australian real-life drama/thriller.
Also known as I AM YOU.