The fractured mask and costume with bullet holes is one of three worn by Rami Malik as Safin in the Norway sequence of No Time To Die (the others retained by the EON archive). The mask was inspired by Japanese Noh theatre and took several stages of sculpting, painting and finessing to complete the unique look. “The intention was to create a ‘pure’, expressionless, clean mask to counter the aggression of the character,” Suttirat says, “but also, to underscore a camouflage necessary in the pivotal scene set in the snowy Norwegian landscape. Safin appears in snow gear – white from head to toe in a white landscape – hidden in plain sight until not hidden, and quite startling when moved out of the snow and into the interior.”
Suttirat Anne Larlarb, costume designer.
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