Skin Deep - 1978
Phase Three Films - 105min.
Cast: Deryn Cooper, Ken Blackburn, Alan Jervis, Grant Tilly.
Crew: Screenplay: Pier Davies, Roger Horrocks, Geoff Steven Robert J. Williams; Photography: Leon Barbey; Editor: Simon Sedgley; Music: Neil Hannan, Jan Preston; Producer: John Maynard; Director: Geoff Steven.
In small town Carlton (Raetihi), Bob, the head of the Progressive Association, the local accountant and the boxing coach at the men-only gym, hire a masseuse from Auckland. Sandra is quite happy to give straight massage, but Bob pressures her to give "city massages". The wives are disturbed by her presence - perhaps with some justification. The climax occurs when the accountant, Phil, wants to leave his wife for Sandra; but when she rejects him, he smashes up the gym. The boys rally round to hush up Phil's indiscretion. This was the Interim Film Commission's first feature project. Worth a view, if you can find a copy.
Censor Rating: R16 - Review Rating: B-
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