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Blind Massage (2014)

Tui na (original title)
A drama centered around the employees of a Nanjing massage parlor who share a common trait: they are all blind.

Director:

Ye Lou
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Credited cast:
Xiaodong Guo ... Wang
Suzhen Han Suzhen Han ... Sister Jin of dining hall
Zhiyou Han Zhiyou Han ... Gao Wei (as Han Zhiyou)
Junjun Huang Junjun Huang ... Xu Taihe (as Huang Junjun)
Lu Huang ... Miss Xiao Man
Xuan Huang ... Xiao Ma
Dan Jiang Dan Jiang ... Yan Jin
Ting Mei ... Du Hong
Huaipeng Mu Huaipeng Mu ... Zhang Yiguang (as Mu Huaipeng)
Hao Qin ... Sha Fuming (as Eric Qin)
Suyu Wang Suyu Wang ... Du Li
Zhihua Wang ... Zongqi Zhang
Lei Zhang Lei Zhang ... Kong
Zhigang Zhao Zhigang Zhao ... Brother San Ge
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A drama centered around the employees of a Nanjing massage parlor who share a common trait: they are all blind.

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Drama

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Helps you "see" a different kind of reality
11 March 2015 | by KicinoSee all my reviews

A movie on a group of minority who deserves the same love and care like all of us. It helps us to look at life from a different perspective. With lots of sincerity and excellent use of camera to mimic their world. Before I went I thought it would talk about massage but it is a group drama to tell the love and lust of blind people. It cleverly uses some scenes to tell the advantage and/or disadvantages of being blind while basically telling us what life is like for a blind masseur – which is probably the same as a seeing person.

Since I have not read the original novel, I would not know the detailed background of each character. But for a movie, it seems there are a lot of story lines going on and the only thing that links them together is that they all work for a massage parlor in Nanjing. It would have been nice if more time would dedicate deeply into the main characters and their relations with each other.

I am glad I went to Dialogue in the Dark and experienced what it would be like to be blind – once your vision is lost, your other senses such as hearing, smelling, touching and tasting become sharper. You will probably have better memory and you may even "look" at the world more clearly.

Hence what the main stream considers beautiful may not matter much to a blind person. On the contrary, self-respect, is more important. The director cleverly uses the flirting scene and crying alone scene which highlights the shortcomings in the world of the visually impaired. However, during a black out, it is the blind who helps the others to safety.

Similar to the mainstream world, blind people love, have desires and dignity. They also deserve to be treated as such.


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Official Sites:

Official site [Japan]

Country:

China | France

Language:

Mandarin

Release Date:

28 November 2014 (China) See more »

Also Known As:

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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