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Mysterious Skin

Mysterious Skin
  • 2004
  • US
  • 105 min
  • 18
  • Directed by: Gregg Araki
  • Cast: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Brady Corbet

Bradey Corbet (Lackey) is convinced that he was abducted by aliens when he was a child and Neil McCormick (Gordon-Levitt) is an angry, promiscuous gay hustler. Slowly but surely the two young men's paths begin to cross but their connection to each other is much deeper than they originally felt. Writer/director Gregg Araki's measured, tender take on Scott Heim's ethereally poetic novel boasts compelling performances all round and a great soundtrack (by Cocteau Twins' Robin Guthrie and composer Harold Budd). This is a disturbingly memorable tale of UFOs, false memory syndrome and the blemish of youth.

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