I Am You / In Her Skin trailer
I never heard about I Am You before, until the story reminded me that it was previously called In Her Skin, or is it the other way around, I'm not sure. Either way the film stars Guy Pearce, Sam Neill and Miranda Otto, and that's an interesting cast, Pearce especially.
The story is even more interesting, it's a true story of a kidnap, a murder, and of jealousy that goes way too far.
Here's the official blurb for the film, one which doesn't give away too much as I've seen some blurbs do, although that said it doesn't really matter if it's a true story does it? Well not unless you don't know the story.
This stark, disturbing drama recreates a series of tragic events that racked Australia in March 1999 -- which local police acknowledged as one of the most inexplicable and senseless cases in memory. Kate Bell stars as Rachel Barber, a 15-year-old high school student living with her parents in Melbourne. Seemingly perfect -- beautiful, intelligent, talented, well-adjusted, and poised for wonderful things -- Rachel draws endless hostility from her neighbor and former babysitter, Caroline Reid (Ruth Bradley). Caroline seems to lack every advantage that Rachel possesses -- she's an overweight, homely 20-year-old with terrible skin, chronic depression, and a dysfunctional relationship with her parents. Full of bitterness and self-loathing, Caroline drums up an evil plan that will take Rachel's life. When Rachel then disappears, her parents immediately notify the police. The authorities are unfazed -- misinterpreting Rachel as just another adolescent runaway -- and can scarcely foresee the horrifying truth about the young woman's fate.
Although JoBlo highlighted my attention to it, I leapt over to TrailerAddict to find a version I could embed, and there I discovered they've had the trailer since last month, how did I miss it?
Here's the I Am You / In Her Skin trailer, definitely worth seeing just for Guy Pearce and Sam Neill alone.