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The King of Masks ()

directed by Wu Tianming
featuring Zhu Xu, Zhou Ren-ying, Chu Yuk, Zhang Zhigang, Zhao Zhiagang

This tender Chinese tale of an aged street performer who begins teaching a young child is filled with warm humanity but not imbued with undue sentiment. It is set about seventy years in the past and centers on elderly Wang Bian Lian, who travels the street performing with his pet monkey. Just looking at him it would be hard to tell that he is a master of the rapid changing face masks technique that characterizes Sichuan opera. He came to the streets thirty years before, after his wife abandoned him, and now he seeks to pass ...

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The King of Masks
2000, Goldwyn Pictures

UPC: 043396047419


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