The Face of Another

The Face of Another ★★★★½

I love the surreal elements in this to bits: door opening to hair, cow's corpse by the window, the floating vitruvian man on an invisible board, all superimposed upon reality forming a single contrived mass that is cold, dense and impenetrable. How the off putting set design, wardrobe, blocking, music, and a handful of other details pile on each other to allow the real and unreal to coalesce seamlessly is pure magic. Didn't know that was tatsuya nakadai until after the film, the man is simply incredible.

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