The Face of Another (I Have a Stranger's Face) (Tanin no kao)
The Face of Another (I Have a Stranger's Face) (Tanin no kao) (1967)

Bearing traces of both Frankenstein and the 1959 Georges Franju horror classic Eyes without a Face, the Japanese The Face of Another is a disturbing Japanese drama featuring Tatsuya Nakadai. His face horribly disfigured in an accident,… More

Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: June 9, 1967
DVD Release Date: July 10, 2007
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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader

The theme is brilliantly and imaginatively explored, and the acting is potent.

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Don Willmott

By the time the movie is over you'll want to rush to a mirror to spend a few minutes staring at yourself.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Asks probing questions about one's identity.

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Anton Bitel
Movie Gazette

masks the uneasy rebirth of a nation behind its story of personal transformation

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Fernando F. Croce

The age of masks -- who wears what?

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Matt Bailey
Not Coming to a Theater Near You

I watched Hiroshi Teshigahara's The Face of Another and read about it and thought about it, yet ultimately failed to connect with it.

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Flixster Audience Score: 91% Flixster User Reviews
Randy Tippy
This is a film that crawls around inside your head long after the credits have rolled and the lights have come back on. A person could spend hours analyzing… More
El Hombre Invisible
A highly stylized, psychologically dense, and provocative analysis on identity, persona, freedom, and intimacy. The film asks, "If no one knew who you… More
danny d
what a brilliant film. entrenched in philosophy, the dialogue in the film and the films entire concept were incredibly profound and thought provoking. nakadai… More
Eric Broome
"Civilization demands light, even at night. But a man without a face is free only when darkness rules the world." The high-concept plot of "The… More
Devon Bott
A man with a burned face teeters on the brink of madness, torturing himself and his wife with his daily obsessions over appearance and how people are looking at… More
Daniel Dolgin
The Face of Another, unlike Pitfall is highly symbolic and relatable. It's a story of identity, and the constant way humans cover up imperfections. Highly… More