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Face (2005)



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Three generations of Chinese women attempt to reconcile the cultural chasm between their traditional heritage and the everyday influences of life in America. Finding herself pregnant, career girl Kim was forced into an unhappy marriage in the late 70s. But Kim decided to flee, leaving her infant daughter in her mother's care. Now, year's later, she returns to find her independent daughter Genie involved in a relationship with black DJ Michael, causing controversy.

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Yun-ah Song
as Jeong Seon-yeong
Shin Hyeon-jun
as Lee Hyeon-min
Seung-wook Kim
as Detective Seo
Jae-ho Song
as Department head Song
Han Ye-ri
as Lee-jin
Suk-Won Chang
as Dong-chul
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Critic Reviews for Face

All Critics (24) | Top Critics (13)

By the end of Face, we've been drawn deep into the battle for both communal support and individual freedom that marks the progress of so many ethnic groups in America.

July 29, 2005 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

With no access to these women's inner selves, we are left wanting at least a fuller portrait of their outer lives, some way to infer the meaning that the film declines to provide.

May 12, 2005 | Rating: 3/5

Ling, delicate and haunted, and Wu, a real spitfire, make their reconciliation sting as much as it soothes.

April 6, 2005 | Rating: B

A film with visual flair, musical inspiration and dramatic gravity. From the top to the bottom of the cast list, there are performances rich in detail and intelligence.

March 18, 2005

It's a tale worth telling again -- especially if you feel the material as strongly as recent Columbia film-school grad Bertha Bay-Sa Pan seems to.

March 18, 2005 | Rating: 2.5/4

A sincere but superficial version of a familiar story.

March 18, 2005 | Rating: 2/4

Audience Reviews for Face


Great film!

Leo L
Leo L

Super Reviewer

Typical Asian horror movie. Nothing really new here. That creepy girl with the hair hanging down over her face, etc, has gotten so overdone. Move on already.

Cynthia S.
Cynthia S.

Super Reviewer


A rather quick moving korean mystery tale that starts out rather gory, and then proceeds to use a sledgehammer to introduce the ghostly supernatural elements. Still this would have been a passable watch except for the last 15 minutes; there we experience the obligatory twist and a far-fetched coincidence that tests the viewer's patience. Overall, it is decent entertainment more so because of the acting rather than the script. However, it's just nothing new or original in the k-horror genre.

alan jay
alan jay

Super Reviewer

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