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  1. shane_b's rating of the film The Face of Another

  2. fahmi khoirussani's rating of the film The Face of Another

    tidak bisa tidak melihat bagaimana film ini memiliki pengaruh yg vital bagi filmmaker spt cronenberg dalam menggambarkan dehumanisasi

  3. Erik F.'s rating of the film The Face of Another

  4. Aaken's rating of the film The Face of Another

    A nightmarish quest to find one's sense of identity after all appearances have been wiped away. Perhaps a reflection of the modern Japanese psyche after the Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombings. At turn claustrophobic and oreiniric, and stunningly beautiful. The score by Takemitsu is perfect.

  5. Brotherdeacon's rating of the film The Face of Another

    "Who was it that told me of this better place? What kind of man hates me so?"

  6. MisterColo93's rating of the film The Face of Another

  7. Steve McGee's rating of the film The Face of Another

    Awesome movie. Nakadai is relatable but creepy. Then he descends into insanity in only the way he can portray. The movie has a pretty cool premise - total anonymity - which is food for thought for today. As of 1/2018 I'm even noticing a shift in social media policy to have one's true, verified identify revealed in profiles on a number of sites.

  8. dionysus67's rating of the film The Face of Another

    Along with 'Persona' this may be the greatest cinematic experiment on identity. The fusion of identity as a moral matrix (epitomized by the human face) with the overarching alienation of Japan's struggle with post-WWII modernity, is admirable in every shot and frame. Thus, Teshigahara delivers an aesthetic treat full of tropes and metonymies; each scene elides completion in a parallel exposition of collective trauma.

  9. Kelvin Thompson's rating of the film The Face of Another

    3-4. That it's a tad verbose somewhat comes with the territory of Japanese cinema. It is indeed one of the better existentialist pieces I've come across, for its seeming emphasis on mutual honesty (even if it's deeply skeptical about the nature of authenticity); but it is a challenging slow burn for the comparative lack of conflict that characterizes most of the film. But its visual punch does compensate for it.

  10. v.'s rating of the film The Face of Another

    падение ценности настоящего лица.

  11. filmwaverly's rating of the film The Face of Another

    "The face is just a few dozen square inches above the neck, covered with a layer of dough. I wanted to think so. I told myself a million times it was only a layer of skin, a surface. But now I'm not so sure. The face is the door to the soul. When the face is closed off, so too is the soul. Nobody is allowed inside. The soul is left to rot, reduced to ruins."

  12. belemir's rating of the film The Face of Another

  13. Alexander Dunkelberger's rating of the film The Face of Another

    Interesting concept, surreal enough to hold the imagination. Couple of inventive shots.

  14. LauraPalmer's rating of the film The Face of Another

    Rewatched and re-loved. Aesthetically brilliant. Masterpiece.

  15. letters never sent's rating of the film The Face of Another

    Unusual, thought-provoking, and visually arresting. Brilliant.

  16. Wee Hunk's rating of the film The Face of Another

    While it does get points for style, it makes the most important mistake in cinema. Show, don't tell. The doctor keeps insisting that it's the mask that's making him do things. "When the waitress brought the beer, you stared at her legs. That's a sign the mask has started asserting itself." Nonsense. That's why 'Woman in the Dunes' was a masterpiece. Show, don't tell.

  17. FISCHER's rating of the film The Face of Another

    Un film troublant et fascinant, avec un étonnant dernier quart d'heure où l'onirisme et le désespoir éclatent avec brillance et fulgurance, dans un étrange envoûtement... www.cinefiches.com

  18. Ruiz Buñuel's rating of the film The Face of Another

    A little clumsy in its surrealism, and an overall lack of subtlety weighs it down, but otherwise great film.

  19. sabrina's rating of the film The Face of Another

    An original of a hitherto exhausted topic. The narrative does not reveal explicit details, which contributes to the psychological suspense for the viewer. This being said, however, the entire film was somewhat predictable. I think my appreciation stems from the use of mise en scene and surrealist elements, rather than the use of plot. The intermittent monologues were cool tho.

  20. tgmf's rating of the film The Face of Another

    Beautiful picture. "Some masks can be removed, others are not"

  21. bagno's rating of the film The Face of Another

  22. bryanvmh's rating of the film The Face of Another

    "Yield to the mask. Accept it."

  23. Aardsy's rating of the film The Face of Another

  24. Fabio Osvaldo Carta's rating of the film The Face of Another

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