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Disfigurement: Minor Films   no photo.
TitleMadagascar Skin (1995)
Alternative/Original Title
DisabilityDisfigurement
CountryUK
Length96
GenreDrama
Rating2
DirectorChris Newby
CastBernard Hill John Hannah Mark Anthony Mark Pettit
NotesA young gay man has a large birthmark on his face (in the shape of Madagascar). He is extremely envious of other young gay men who succeed in finding partners. On the beach where he is sleeping in his car he discovers an older man who is buried up to his neck in the sand. They move into what appears to be an abandoned house and start the process getting to know each other from opposite ends of the spectrum. But be warned this is a hugely boring film, in weather terms force 10. This can only be achieved by those films which are so pretentious they seek to put a girdle around the earth. There is surrealism, there are shocking images of a decaying corpse, a severed penis and there is the slog of two men talking in a small room for ever and ever. And yet for all this the two men have no depth of character. There is no satisfactory explanation why Flint the older man who is heterosexual should change and have a gay relationship.

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