Face (1999)

Face
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating None
Runtime 2hr 4mins.
Genres Drama, Foreign
Keywords black comedy
Status Released
US Release Date
  
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Isamu Uno Screenplay n/a 120778 4000002
Junji Sakamoto Screenplay n/a 120778 4000001
Yukiko Shii Producer n/a 3 3000001
Isamu Uno From Story n/a 120870 4000003
Norimichi Kasamatsu Director of Photography n/a 120780 6000001
Fumio Hashimoto Sound n/a 120816 14000001
Mitsuo Harada Production Designer n/a 164 9000001
Toshihide Fukano Editor n/a 172 7000001
Junji Sakamoto Director n/a 2 2000001
Michiyo Ookusu Actor Ritsuko Nakagami 1 1000009
Etsushi Toyokawa Actor Hiroyuki 1 1000004
Ittoku Kishibe Actor Eiichi 1 1000003
Kankuro Nakamura Actor Toshiro 1 1000002
Hiroyuki Sato Actor Ikeda 1 1000005
Jun Kinimura Actor n/a 1 1000006
Koichi Sato Actor n/a 1 1000008
Riho Makise Actor n/a 1 1000007
Naomi Fujiyama Actor Masako 1 1000001
Synopsis
Shortly after her mother's funeral, meek and mild-mannered Masako has an unprecedented violent clash with her sister. In a fit of fury, Masako strangles and kills her. Masako's immediate reaction is to contemplate suicide, but her fear of the karmic consequences prevent her from doing so. When the police begin investigating the death, she steals the cash donated by the funeral guests and flees to Osaka, which is overrun with refugees from the 1995 Kobe earthquake. There she takes a job in a fleabag hotel run by a debt-ridden gambler. When he is found murdered, she flees again, and through a stranger she meets on a train ends up working in a tiny karaoke bar where she becomes part of a grown-up extended family. On the run, Masako's odyssey forces her to discovers inner resources she had no idea she possessed.