The erotic drama “The Skin of Others” (German: “Die Haut der Anderen” (Artkeim²) by Thomas Stiller is now available as DVD and VOD.

In the feature film the story revolves around an author for erotic literature (Oliver Mommsen) who cannot get involved in physical closeness in real life. Marc is addicted to porn and sex only works for him through an intermediate camera.

But one day he meets the nurse Justine (Isabel Thierauch). She also has a fetish: She loves choking games, which leads to an alienation in her marriage to Eric (Torsten Michaelis), a theatre director. Driven by normal, romantic desires, Justine and Marc approach each other over several attempts and are able to allow a piece of normality…

Press Quotes:

“A love story of a different kind with two enigmatic outsiders in the center (…) Oliver Mommsen plays his complex character with great persuasiveness and gives it a degree of subtle fragility” (

“The Skin of Others” belongs in the niche of the bourgeois claim cinema” (Thorsten Bretzinger, Alex Radio)

“A bizarre romance that is profoundly romantic in all the obsessions shown.” (ARD Brisant)

“An erotic drama that gets under your skin” (Westfälische Nachrichten)

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