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1 hr. 34 min.

Plot Summary
Director Juan Carlos Pineiro-Escoriaza investigates the realm of computer role-playing games, focusing on diehard players who have had their lives altered by their gaming obsession. While the documentary notes the pastime's positive aspects, specifically including a disabled gamer who finds a sense of freedom online, it depicts people consumed by their dedication to living in a fantasy world. Also featured are game designers and psychologists, who weigh in on spending time in a virtual reality.

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Director: Juan Carlos Pineiro-Escoriaza

Genres: Documentary

Second Skin (2008)

Release Date: March 17th, 2008|1 hr. 34 min.

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  • 75
    San Francisco Examiner

    An excellent human-interest documentary that unlike so many others has a genuine appeal beyond someone already interested in the subject matter. show more

  • 50
    Boston Globe

    This is a well-made film that will seem revelatory to moviegoers unfamiliar with the huge, worldwide gaming culture. They’re going to be pretty hard to find, however. show more

  • 70
    Film Threat

    Second Skin is pretty interesting fare. The film delves into some insane outsourcing to China that gamers are involved with as well as the effect the games can have both positively and negatively. show more

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