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A wrong-footing blend of sci-fi mystery and realist grit, British director Jonathan Glazer’s Under the Skin is compelling and unnerving in equal measure. Scarlett Johansson stars as a kerb-crawling alien prowling the shabby streets of present-day Glasgow for male flesh. As she chats up potential victims – many of them played by unwitting locals filmed by hidden cameras – her extraterrestrial-eye view of our world is unsettling and thought provoking. What happens after she lures her pick-ups back to her lair has a skin-prickling fascination and eerie beauty – accentuated by the dissonant score. Johansson’s casting is a real coup. Even in a black wig and ratty fake-fur coat, her otherworldly allure is intact, confirming any suspicions you may have that Hollywood stars belong to another species.

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Certificate 15. Runtime 108 mins. Director Jonathan Glazer.

Released on Blu-ray & DVD on Monday 14th July by StudioCanal and available on digital platforms.

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