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16 Ratings

The Monkey's Mask

Directed by Samantha Lang
Australia, Canada, 2000
Thriller, Mystery


When a poetry student named Mickey disappears in Sydney, Australia, her hire Jill, a lesbian private investigator, to find her. The case plunges Jill deep into Sydney’s poetry scene, where she meets and falls for Diana, a poetry lecturer who also happens to be one of Jill’s suspects.

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The Monkey's Mask Directed by Samantha Lang

Awards & Festivals

Film Critics Circle of Australia Awards

2002 | 2 nominations including: Best Actor - Female

AACTA International Awards

2001 | Nominee: Best Screenplay Adapted from Another Source

What are people saying?

  • Coheed 2.5's rating of the film The Monkey's Mask

    At first this seems to have promise, with a sense of subtlety and bluntness that prevents the film from becoming straight jacketed as a ‘lesbian suspense mystery’. As it continues though, its subtlety suddenly dissipates as the worn plot events start to become more and more common in the narrative. Quite a disappointment after the initial delight.

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