Denis Côté‘s 10th feature film is not your typical sports documentary but a careful documentary observation of six modern-day gladiators in Quebec: Jean-François, Ronald, Alexis, Cédric, Benoit and Maxim. The group includes high-level bodybuilders, a strongman and an ex-champion-turned-trainer. As they prepare for future competitions, they follow extreme diets and slave away at the gym. Each man pursues his own personal goals, but all share the same obsession: overcoming the limits of their bodies. A SKIN SO SOFT is an open exploration of the regimented daily lives of these misunderstood monsters.

In French with English subtitles.