On My Skin (2018 film)

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On My Skin
On My Skin 2018 poster.jpg
Directed byAlessio Cremonini
Produced byAndrea Occhipinti
Luigi Musini
Olivia Musini
Written byAlessio Cremonini
Lisa Nur Sultan
StarringAlessandro Borghi
Jasmine Trinca
CinematographyMatteo Cocco
Distributed byLucky Red / Netflix
Release date
  • 29 August 2018 (2018-08-29) (Venice Film Festival)
  • 12 September 2018 (2018-09-12)
Running time
100 minutes

On My Skin (Italian: Sulla mia pelle) is an Italian drama film directed by Alessio Cremonini, starring Alessandro Borghi. The film is based on the real story of the last days of Stefano Cucchi, a 31-year-old building surveyor who died in 2009 during preventive custody, victim of police brutality.[2]


On the evening of 15 October 2009, Stefano Cucchi, a young building surveyor, is brought to Regina Coeli prison in Rome after being found in possession of some packs of hashish, 2 grams of cocaine and a pill of a medicine for epilepsy.

During precautionary custody, Cucchi is beaten up by police officers, despite he continues to deny that he has been treated so cruelly. Despite Stefano's requests to have his lawyer, he is entrusted with an office and the judge establishes that Stefano must remain in custody in Regina Coeli. Despite several efforts, Stefano's parents, Giovanni and Rita, and sister Ilaria are never allowed to visit him.

On 22 October, Stefano dies due to his many injuries. This brings his family, led by his sister Ilaria, to start a battle for the truth and to try to find out the responsibles of Stefano's death, once they realized, looking at his corpse in the morgue, that he has been wildly beaten.



The film premiered on 29 August 2018 in the "Horizons" section of the 75th Venice International Film Festival, where it was the opening film[3]. It was distributed simultaneously in Italian cinemas by Lucky Red and through the Netflix streaming service from 12 September 2018[4][5].


David di Donatello Awards (2019)[edit]


  1. ^ "ON MY SKIN". filmitalia.org. Retrieved 30 July 2018.
  2. ^ "'On My Skin' Trailer: Venice Selection Tells The True Story Of The Controversial Arrest Of Stefano Cucchi". The Playlist. 2018-07-30. Retrieved 2018-07-30.
  3. ^ "Sulla mia pelle". labiennale.it (in Italian). 2018-08-26. Retrieved 2018-08-30.
  4. ^ "Venezia 75, Sulla mia Pelle: il teaser del film d'apertura di Orizzonti". badtaste.it (in Italian). 2018-08-26. Retrieved 2018-08-30.
  5. ^ "Italian Distributor Lucky Red Responds To Exhibitor Anger Over Netflix's Venice Plan". Deadline.com. 2018-08-01. Retrieved 2018-08-30.

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