New York Magazine

21. See The Man Who Sold His Skin

Oscar nominated. In select theaters.

- b.e.

Tunisian director Kaouther Ben Hania’s chilling drama follows a Syrian refugee who meets up with a Belgian provocateu­r who tattoos a visa onto the man’s back and effectivel­y turns him into a piece of art that, unlike a person, can easily cross borders. No, really! Lots to talk about in this one— even if the symbolism can be heavy-handed, it’s never less than thoroughly involving.

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