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Kao / Face (2000) Junji Sakamoto, Naomi Fujiyama, Etsushi Toyokawa, Michiyo Ohkusu, Comedy, Drama, Crime

Kao AKA Face (2000)
The story of a socially awkward seamstress and her unexpected, darkly humorous journey, FACE brought international attention to its innovative director, Junji Sakamoto, and to Naomi Fujiyama, a Japanese stage actress making her searing film debut. Fujiyama plays Masako, whose unhappy life is turned upside down by a series of tragic occurrences in her family. She becomes a fugitive, but her odyssey through the Japanese countryside–marked by unexpected twists and fascinating characters–proves strangely liberating.
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