The King of Masks (1999)

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Wang is a master of Sichuan, the rapid-changing face mask technique. He wants to have a boy to teach, so he buys young "Doggie," from a starving family. Doggie turns out to be a girl, but when Doggie rescues a baby from kidnappers, Wang is accused of the crime.
Rating:
NR
Genre:
Art House & International , Drama
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 wide
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Runtime:
Studio:
Samuel Goldwyn

Cast

Zhu Xu
as Bian Lian Wang
Zhou Ren-Ying
as Doggie
Zhao Zhigang
as Liang Sao Lang
Zhang Riuyang
as Tien Che
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Critic Reviews for The King of Masks

All Critics (18) | Top Critics (5)

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Full Review… | June 17, 2008
Variety
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Full Review… | July 20, 2005
Houston Chronicle
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August 30, 2004
New York Times
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Full Review… | February 14, 2001
Los Angeles Times
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December 31, 1999
Detroit News
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December 31, 1999
New York Magazine/Vulture
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Audience Reviews for The King of Masks

An insightful study in Asian culture and the sometimes tragic consequences of tradition. Slightly sappy but a genuine pleasure to watch. This one will tug at your heartstrings (hankies mandatory).

Randy Tippy
Randy Tippy

Super Reviewer

A well directed moving story.

Anthony Valletta
Anthony Valletta

Super Reviewer

½

Tear-jerking. One of the most recommanded film by me. Many foreign elements unknown to the Occidental world such as tradition to pass down family's secret skill unto sons, the working force of the society, and one's own sons only. Nonetheless, the emotion and the art is much appreciated and louder than color. A must watch!

Jojo Shek
Jojo Shek

Super Reviewer

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