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39 Ratings

Blind Massage

Tui Na

Directed by Lou Ye
China, France, 2014


Ma lost his sight in a childhood accident and now relies on his hearing. His co-workers in a Nanjing massage parlour share his fate. With a camera that follows closely as they feel their way about and a soundtrack that takes note of even the tiniest of noises, this film enters a world of darkness.

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Blind Massage Directed by Lou Ye

Awards & Festivals

Berlin International Film Festival

2014 | Winner: Outstanding Artistic Contribution (Silver Berlin Bear)

Golden Horse Film Festival

2014 | 6 wins including: Best Feature Film

Hong Kong Film Awards

2016 | Nominee: Best Chinese Language Film from the Two Coasts

Asia Pacific Screen Awards

2014 | Winner: Jury Grand Prize

2014 | Nominee: Achievement in Cinematography

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