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The Face Behind the Mask

The Face Behind the Mask (2003)

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Release Date: Jan 1, 2003 Wide

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In this low-budget thriller (which developed something of a cult following among film buffs in the '60s and '70s), Peter Lorre plays Janos Szabo, an immigrant from Hungary who is a skilled craftsman. After he's caught in a fire, his face is horribly scarred; his terrifying appearance makes it impossible for him to get a job. With nowhere else to turn, Janos begins working for the criminal underworld, where he eventually raises enough money to purchase an expensive mask whose expressionless

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The film is a horror story in that it offers a vision of the American Dream turning ugly and wrong.

February 4, 2008 Full Review Source: Ozus' World Movie Reviews
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this is a fun low budget thriller, with lorre somehow morphing from innocent immigrant to criminal mastermind in what seems like no time, after being badly burned in a fire. of course he falls in love with a beautiful blind woman as there's always one around in these cases. a scene where he tries to get tough with another gangster recently released from prison is pretty funny. the ending is really great
March 25, 2013
rubystevens
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This story of a man sinking into a life of crime out of desperation seems like it should be good, and it does start off well. But the ending just didn't sit well with me. No fault of Peter Lorre's. It just seemed awfully vindictive for a character who seemed like an otherwise decent human being.
May 25, 2010
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