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Hiroyuki Sato in The Face

The Face

2000 NR

Japanese stage actress Naomi Fujiyama gives a tour-de-force performance as a virginal, socially awkward seamstress who survives the string of tragic events that befall her family to embark on an oddly liberating odyssey through provincial Japan, in which she encounters a gallery of memorable characters. Award-winning director Junji Sakamoto's darkly comic tale is a gripping portrait of an unexpected heroine.