The Magic Skin (2011)

| Drama | 2011 (France)
Adaptation of Honoré de Balzac's "The Skin of Sorrow" or "The Wild Ass's Skin" (1831), said to be the last novel read by Sigmund Freud before his death. While reading it, he would have said: "This is the only book I needed".

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Tristan Bera (adaptation), Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster (adaptation) | 2 more credits »

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Adaptation of Honoré de Balzac's "The Skin of Sorrow" or "The Wild Ass's Skin" (1831), said to be the last novel read by Sigmund Freud before his death. While reading it, he would have said: "This is the only book I needed".

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It's 1832, and 22-year-old Raphaël de Valentin's gambling has driven him to the brink of suicide. He is about to throw himself in the Seine a shopkeeper offers him something: a "skin of sorrow", which will grant all his wishes, but in doing so will shrink, as will his remaining time on earth. Known in French as 'La Peau de chagrin', the novel belongs to the Études philosophiques group of Balzac's sequence of novels, La Comédie humaine. See more »

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