Skin (2009)

Skin
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating PG 13
Runtime 1hr 47mins.
Genres Drama, Adaptation, Foreign, Biopic
Keywords bio, race relations
Status Released
US Release Date
  
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Dewald Aukema Director of Photography n/a 120780 6000002
St. John O'Rorke Editor n/a 172 7000001
Helene Muddiman Original Music n/a 120838 8000001
Jonathan Partridge Director of Photography n/a 120780 6000001
Mary Soan Assistant Director n/a 163 5000001
Anthony Fabian Screenplay (adaptation) 120778 4000004
Helen Crawley Screenplay n/a 120778 4000005
Judith Stone Source Material (from biography: "When She Was White: The True Story of a Family Divided by Race") 120786 4000006
Billy Keam Production Designer n/a 164 9000001
Darryl Hammer Art Director n/a 183 9000002
Paul Cotterell Sound n/a 120816 14000001
Steve C Shaw Sound n/a 120816 14000002
Peter Baldock Supervising Sound Editor n/a 328 14000003
Fotini Dimou Costume Designer n/a 169 13000001
Ana Feyder Casting n/a 179 10000003
Christa Shamberger Casting n/a 179 10000001
Christa Schamberger Casting n/a 179 10000002
Jessie Keyt Screenplay (adaptation) 120778 4000003
Johann Potgieter Screenplay (adaptation) 120778 4000002
Hannes Brummer Actor Leon Laing 1 1000007
Anthony Fabian Director n/a 2 2000001
Margaret Matheson Producer n/a 3 3000001
Faniswa Yisa Actor Nora Molefe 1 1000006
Ella Ramangwane Actor Young Sandra 1 1000005
Sam Neill Actor Abraham Laing 1 1000002
Alice Krige Actor Sannie Laing 1 1000003
Tony Kgoroge Actor Petrus Zwane 1 1000004
Genevieve Hofmeyr Producer n/a 3 3000002
Anthony Fabian Producer n/a 3 3000003
Moses Silinda Executive Producer n/a 174 3000008
Hellen Kalenga Executive Producer n/a 174 3000009
Helena Kriel Screenplay (adaptation) 120778 4000001
Alasdair MacCuish Executive Producer n/a 174 3000007
Laurence Paltiel Executive Producer n/a 174 3000006
Simon Fawcett Executive Producer n/a 174 3000004
Robert Little Executive Producer n/a 174 3000005
Sophie Okonedo Actor Sandra Laing 1 1000001
Synopsis
Sandra Laing entered the world a beautiful baby but no one, not the hospital staff, her mother, father or neighbors would admit the obvious. Abraham and Sannie Laing were white yet their daughter was dark. By a biological quirk, the pigment of an unknown black ancestor had lain dormant for generations and manifested in Sandra. If there was ever a wrong place and wrong time for this phenomenon, it was apartheid South Africa in 1955. In childhood she was reclassified as colored under apartheid laws and forcibly removed from her whites-only school, despite a legal challenge by her parents. She later eloped with a black man and became estranged from her parents, before seeking a reconciliation with her mother after the fall of apartheid.