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The Mystic Masseur (2001)

PG
117 min | Comedy, Drama

In 1950s Trinidad, a frustrated writer supports himself as a masseur--and soon becomes a revered mystic and politico.
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Writers
V.S. Naipaul (novel) | Caryl Phillips (screenplay)
Cinematographer
Ernest Vincze (as Ernie Vincze)
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Budget
$2,500,000
Opening weekend
$18,550
Gross (US & Canada)
$399,110
Gross (World)
$403,503
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Release date
Oct 5, 2001 (United States)

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5.8 / 10 | 431 votes