The King of Masks [1999]

One of the amazing movies I have ever seen in my life. Despite the characters poverty, you truly see the depths of human existence in this film. Great acting!

Nearing the end of his life, Wang — a locally renowned street performer and wizard of the venerable art of mask magic — yearns to pass on his technique. But custom decrees that he can only hand down his craft to a male successor. Anxious to preserve his unique art, the heirless Wang buys an impoverished 8-year-old on the black market. But when the child divulges a dreaded secret, Wang faces a choice between filial love and societal tradition.

 

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