• Movie: The King Of Masks
  • Country: China
  • Release Date: Jun 13, 1999
  • Duration: 1 hr. 41 min.
  • Rating: Not Yet Rated


  • Score: 8.5 (scored by 32 users)
  • Ranked: #99999
  • Popularity: #99999
  • Watchers: 67

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Wang is an aging street performer known as the King of Mask for his mastery of the opera art of Change-Mask. His wife left him with their infant son over 30 years ago, and later, his son died of an illness, at age 10. This left Wang a melancholy loner, aching for a male heir to teach and pass-on this rare and dying art. Then, one night after a performance, he is sold a young boy by a slave trader posing as the boy's parent. "Grandpa" finds new joy in life as he plans to teach "Doggie" (an affectionate term often used for young children in China) his art. All is well until Doggie is found out to really be a girl.

  • Country: China
  • Type: Movie
  • Release Date: Jun 13, 1999
  • Duration: 1 hr. 41 min.
  • Score: 8.5 (scored by 32 users)
  • Ranked: #99999
  • Popularity: #99999
  • Rating: Not Yet Rated

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3 people found this review helpful
Nov 19, 2013
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Overall 10
Story 10
Acting/Cast 10
Music 9.0
Rewatch Value 10
This is a classic and in my top ten of all time movies. It is so tender and touching. The love of the little girl for the street magician who adopts her is beyond the love most people know in a lifetime. It reminds me of an unwanted, stray dog who attaches to the first human who feeds it and becomes unconditionally loyal.
The acting of the child is superb. Part of the story line was revealed in the summary, but is revealed quickly in the movie. The rejection of the child when the identity is discovered leads to heart wrenching moments. You become totally immersed in the Chinese culture and how male traditions influence the lives of the people. But don't despair, this is one of those "feel good" movies that you will want to watch over and over again. I have and will again.

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