The Skin

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The Skin
The Skin poster.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed by Liliana Cavani
Produced by Manolo Bolognini
Renzo Rossellini
Written by Curzio Malaparte
Robert Katz
Liliana Cavani
Catherine Breillat
Starring Marcello Mastroianni
Cinematography Armando Nannuzzi
Edited by Ruggero Mastroianni
Release date
  • 27 August 1981 (1981-08-27)
Running time
131 minutes
Country Italy
Language Italian

The Skin (Italian: La pelle) is a 1981 Italian war film directed by Liliana Cavani and starring Marcello Mastroianni, Ken Marshall, Claudia Cardinale and Burt Lancaster, from Curzio Malaparte's book La pelle (The Skin).[1] It was entered into the 1981 Cannes Film Festival.[2]


After the Allies liberate Naples in 1943, both the soldiers and the civilians find war hard, but peace is not much easier, especially for women. Many sacrifice their dignity and morale to survive.



  1. ^ "NY Times: The Skin". NY Retrieved 2009-03-29. 
  2. ^ "Festival de Cannes: The Skin". Retrieved 2009-05-31. 

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