The Masseur ★★

'The Masseur' draws its power from its composed imagery and simple treatment, but loses some touch with them at some point. The presentation could have been tighter and more cohesive to further promote its own portrait of contradictions and social and political statements. The acting is not too compelling, especially by the supporting cast, likely due to an inexperienced director - it's Brillante Mendoza's debut as a director - not really knowing how to direct talent.

Play - Locarno Film Festival.