About the film
Release Date: August 12, 2000
|Slogan||:||«Losing face. Finding soul.»|
|Production Companies||:||Shochiku, Eisei Gekijo, MBS, Sedic International, Kuho|
|Writers||:||Junji Sakamoto, Isamu Uno, Isamu Uno|
'Face' is a fascinating and difficult to categorize movie. Naomi Fujiyama gives an impressive performance (her movie debut) as the frumpy, clumsy and socially retarded Masako who one day strangles the pretty sister who loves to torment her. Masako flees from her home and then goes on a journey, both physically and emotionally, which ranges from everything from rape, earthquakes, learning to ride a bicycle, and working in a karaoke bar.