Faceless Man
South Africa, 1980, 69 minutes
Faceless Man Synopsis

When Piet, an innocent man looking for work, gets roped up in an assassination on a local politician, he ends up working with the police to bring the culprit who hired him to justice.

But it is soon revealed that Detective Andrew, whom Piet is helping work the case, is in fact the criminal known as the “Faceless Man”, and it soon becomes a cat and mouse game to bring this corrupt police man to justice.

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Reviewed by nikkareyes
The characters in this film are unique. Pete, the lead character, is the innocent man who gets embroiled in an assassination plot when he became courier for the bomb. Andrew,... more
The characters in this film are unique. Pete, the lead character, is the innocent man who gets embroiled in an assassination plot when he became courier for the bomb. Andrew, the detective will strike viewers as someone with bad manners but provides comedic relief with his toothless smile. Chief, the superior of Andrew has a composed demeanor but the actor who played the part was not very effective in giving justice to the role.  The actor who portrayed the character of Pete was a stand-out  for his natural  acting performance. From the looks of it, these actors are regulars in South African films I've seen earlier and I presume they must be popular actors in the said country during the '80s. Of the characters, I commend Pete because he had the instincts and he was smart enough to analyze the actions of Andrew. Compared to other lead actors of  African films I've seen lately, Pete embodies an impressive personality that makes this character a cut above the rest. 
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Reviewed by edwinjamescalin
What I noticed with African movies like these is the fact that the lead characters seem to put justice in their own hands. There are no police force or a... more
What I noticed with African movies like these is the fact that the lead characters seem to put justice in their own hands. There are no police force or a group of police men to back them up. Here, Pete only hunts the bad men with one detective named Andrew who it turns out also has ulterior motives. I've also seen a film or two  that shows the same premise, it seems during such time these films were made, police men are quite a rarity or maybe they just lack the budget to hire group of law enforcer characters. 
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  • I like how the actor who plays the character of Piet tackled the role.

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  • action scenes look quite promising but the acting performance of some of the actors lacked depth.

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  • action scenes look quite promising but the acting performance of some of the actors lacked depth.
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