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The Man Without a Face
(1993)

Country: USA

Genre: Drama

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Synopsis

The relationship between a teacher and his troubled pupil. Justin McLeod is a former teacher who lives as a recluse on the edge of town. His face is disfigured from an automobile accident ten years before in which a boy was incinerated and for which he was convicted of involuntary manslaughter. He is also suspected of being a pedophile. He is befriended by Chuck, causing the town's suspicion and hostility to be ignited.

Notes

  • Based on the novel by Isabelle Holland
  • Directed by Mel Gibson

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Cast

  • Nick Stahl
    (Charles Norstadt)
  • Mel Gibson
  • Margaret Whitton
  • Fay Masterson
  • Gaby Hoffmann
  • Ethan Phillips
  • Richard Masur
  • Sean Kellman
    (David Taylor-Fife)

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22 member reviews/ratings for this Movie

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Nick Stahl was super in this film; I always did like him and these points was mainly for him. The movie, overall, was a bit disturbing to me. It hurts me to see these "man's inhumanity to man"-type movies where in today's age we enjoy jumping to conclusions (generally false) without sorting out the facts. And unfortunately some people like the mother in this movie already gave the guilty verdict before anything was said. I have to remember that this is today and this is the way people do things today and I do feel sorry for those who are trapped in these crazy and unfounded conclusions. Unfortunately in this movie, it was the boy that was irreparably harmed not because of the man but because of the government. Of course, they don't want to think that.

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OK but the book is a lot better, not least because it deals more frankly with the subject matter. Nick Stahl is a treat to watch.

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Obviously a film that is a must on any boy film collector's shelf. The subject matter dealing with love between a man and a boy is controversial enough for a start. I wonder what made the book's author, Isabelle Holland, actually decide to write on such a subject. Apparently, in the book, the teacher does have sex with the boy but, of course, such 'shocking' things could not appear in a nice Hollywood movie.

Great acting from Nick Stahl who possibly was worthy of a BA Oscar nomination for his performance. The build up of the relationship is well handled by Mel Gibson, the director.

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