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    A Skin So Soft (Ta peau si lisse)

    It is the dramatic documentary story of Jean-Francois, Ronald, Alexis, Cedeque, Bonoise and Maxim, who are the most admirers of modern times. The film tells the story of a man transformed from a strongman to a top-notch bodybuilder to a veteran who became a coach. Perhaps they all share the same real situation to overcome their limitations. Each of them is waiting for other competitions.
    Country: Canada, Switzerland
    Duration: 93 min
    Quality: SD
    Release: 2017
    IMDb: 6.1
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  • Critic Reviews of "A Skin So Soft (Ta peau si lisse)"

    New York Times
    July 05, 2018

    Their narcissism is repellent yet riveting, and Mr. Côté comes at his subjects with an artful, exploratory obliqueness that's endearingly curious, as if discovering a whole new species.

    Village Voice
    July 03, 2018

    Unfortunately, viewers unacquainted with weight lifting probably won't learn much about Côté's musclemen or their sport just by watching them fuss over their appearances ...

    Hollywood Reporter
    June 15, 2018

    Finds the vulnerable side of professional he-men.

    Los Angeles Times
    June 14, 2018

    This minimalist approach to maximalist bodies offers an intimate look at six men whose lives are centered on their physical performance and appearance.

    August 04, 2017

    Côté's humane fascination with six bodybuilders tosses aside grandstanding and focuses on the odd duality of man and muscle.

    Slant Magazine
    July 20, 2018

    A Skin So Soft is an object lesson on how dispensing with the template of the expository documentary can help filmmakers see past the most explicit attributes of their subjects.
    July 05, 2018

    A brilliant take on a sport that has the surface appearance of machismo. The film reveals a much more feminine side, complete with hair removal and posing.

    Gay City News
    July 05, 2018

    "A Skin So Soft" walks a tightrope in how it presents the vanity of these guys, practically fetishizing them and asking viewers what makes these six men beautiful, erotic, or perhaps even grotesque.

    Georgia Straight
    January 26, 2018

    The compositions are never less than immaculate, producing all manner of random correspondences and a recurring touch of camp that occasionally blossoms into full-blown Tom of Finland territory.

    Montreal Gazette
    December 14, 2017

    ... open-minded cinephiles will be surprised as they are drawn into a universe in which they may have had very little interest.

    September 28, 2017

    While an overall beautiful and intelligent film, the humor, unfortunately, is in poor taste.

    NOW Toronto
    September 07, 2017

    All about will and the focusing of it beyond all reason, it's both fascinating and revolting to watch these people punish themselves in the name of perfection.

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