Director Junji Sakamoto
|Writer Junji Sakamoto, Isamu Uno|
Release date 12 September 2000 (2000-09-12)
Tagline Losing face. Finding soul.
Face (顔, Kao) is a 2000 Japanese film directed by Junji Sakamoto. At the 24th Japan Academy Prize it won one award and received four other nominations.
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Sullen and withdrawn 'ugly' elder sister Masako toils endlessly with mending chores in her widowed mother's dry cleaning shop, seething with hatred for her flashy younger sister Yukari, who visits only for free laundry service. When mother dies and Yukari persists in her abuse, Masako cracks and strangles her. She flees and takes a number of identities and odd jobs, meeting people as she goes. To her surprise Masako finds people in general to be kind and helpful (although she's sexually abused more than once) and she blossoms as a personality, even to the extent of becoming a popularly liked bar hostess like her murdered sister.
Awards and nominations
24th Japan Academy Prize.
25th Hochi Film Award
22nd Yokohama Film Festival
ReferencesFace (2000 film) Wikipedia
Face (2000 film) IMDb Face (2000 film) themoviedb.org