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The Master of Shiatsu

Japan, 1989 (MIFF 1990, Fiction)

Director: Ishii Sogo

An elderly shiatsu master gives a young woman a massage. A massage so effective it seems to take over the city.

A new short film from the director of The Crazy Family (MFF '85).

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