8 user 4 critic

You ling ren jian (2001)

An unemployed hairdresser and a strange nurse, meet at a club and start a romance. Since meeting her, the young man encounters unexplained things which she says are spirits she can see. ... See full summary »



3 wins & 4 nominations. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

The Other One (2017)

When perpetual never-do-well, August, hits rock bottom, he breaks into his rich neighbor's apartment to steal some money. When she turns up badly injured, he panics and hits the road, but ... See full summary »

Directors: Tom Cadman, Chris Conlee
Stars: Tom Cadman, Tracy Arnold, Jason Waters
Ravager (1997)
Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

A small passenger spaceship is forced to make a crash landing somewhere on a desolate territory on Earth. In search of some essential mineral the crew discovers a hidden stash of military ... See full summary »

Director: James D. Deck
Stars: Bruce Payne, Yancy Butler, Juliet Landau
Perseveration (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  
Director: Adam Sotelo
Stars: Ariana Adili, Peter Beck, Madeline Caleskie
Evil Sherry (2017)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  

Mark wants to save Linda and Sherry using wild methods. In the meanwhile a dark side of their souls rise. To fight evil you need evil.

Director: Tiziano Cella
Stars: Federica Masullo, Carlo Fabiano, Alessandra Ricotta
Drama | Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.8/10 X  

Sensing evil, a haunted house tour guide seeks a medium's help only to be warned that she is facing a vengeful power beyond her control.

Director: Jorge Torres-Torres
Stars: Isolde Chae-Lawrence, Josephine Decker, Eva Dorrepaal
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.5/10 X  

Runaways are attacked by evil beings from the far past.

Director: Lawrence David Foldes
Stars: Aldo Ray, Meeno Peluce, Tammy Taylor
Evil in Her (2017)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.9/10 X  

When a series of young women are brutally killed, one of the spirit of those women seek to exact revenge on the killers as it work through the body of Sara, an unsuspecting newlywed.Sara's ... See full summary »

Director: Arun Konda
Stars: Tara Brown, Claire Bermingham, Junie Hoang
The Being (1983)
Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.6/10 X  

A police chief and a government scientist team up to save their rural town from a boy mutated by hazardous pollution.

Director: Jackie Kong
Stars: Martin Landau, Marianne Gordon, Bill Osco
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  

A 19th century woman, who has become one of the undead, acts as a hired killer in modern times. When she starts knocking off part of the elite businessmen, "The Illuminati", who secretly ... See full summary »

Director: Jake West
Stars: Eileen Daly, Christopher Adamson, Jonathan Coote
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.2/10 X  

A group of college students regret their decision to sneak into the cellar of a haunted asylum on Halloween. One by one they encounter Smiley, the last of a flawed bloodline.

Director: Dennis Devine
Stars: Randal Malone, Shevaun Kastl, Tara Shayne
Messages (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  

In England, the American pathologist Dr. Richard Murray still grieves the death of his wife Carol eight months ago in a car crash. He is drinking too much whiskey due to his guilty complex ... See full summary »

Director: David Fairman
Stars: Jeff Fahey, Kim Thomson, Jon-Paul Gates
Kun shou (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  

Three burglars panicked when they ran into a team of police by accident. During their escape, they accidentally killed a policeman. Holed up in a bar, they took the people inside hostage. ... See full summary »

Director: Marco Mak
Stars: Julian Cheung, Michael Wong, Kenny Bee


Cast overview, first billed only:
Peter Wong Choi
June / Wong Siu-Kam
Wong Lin
Sam Lee ...
James Wong ...
Lo Kit
Yiu-Cheung Lai ...
Peter's brother (as Yiu-Hung Lai)
Siu-Kam's Mother (as Ying-Hung Wai)
Tony Liu ...
Master Tsang (as Wing Lau)
Taxi Driver
Jo Kuk ...
Ghost on the subway (as Jo Koo)
Kelly Moo ...
Little June
Perry Chan ...
Tiffany Lee ...
Rashima Maheubani ...
Ho Fili ...


An unemployed hairdresser and a strange nurse, meet at a club and start a romance. Since meeting her, the young man encounters unexplained things which she says are spirits she can see. They run into people apparently under attack by ghosts and unexplainable deaths to the point that he wants to call off the relationship. The morbidly quirky mystery unravels as they track down details of the decades old death of a loan shark. Written by Sambson

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Unrated | See all certifications »




Release Date:

1 June 2001 (Hong Kong)  »

Also Known As:

Visible Secret  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:


Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
See  »

Did You Know?


Followed by Youling renjian II: Gui wei ren jian (2002) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

A Better Drama and Comedy than Ghost Story
20 September 2003 | by (www.nixflix.com) – See all my reviews

The first thing you will notice about VISIBLE SECRET is its strange sensibilities. Even the film's rhythm is slightly "off", making it very different from the current rash of Hong Kong "I See Ghost" movies of late. Although the premise is overly familiar by now (Shu Qi plays a woman who can see ghosts -- but only with her left eye!), the movie works as an effective human drama (especially the lead's relationship with his brother and father) and as a quirky comedy (the movie is oftentimes very funny). As a ghost story, it falters badly, and there's a twist at the end that, if you weren't asleep during the previous 90 minutes, you can see coming about 50 miles away.

One other thing: VISIBLE SECRET has almost no scares in it. There are some attempts at mood and atmosphere, but for the most part the laughs and over-the-top hilarity overcomes the thrills and chills, which comes across as more mundane requisite than anything the filmmakers were interested in putting into their movie.

7 out of 10

(go to www.nixflix.com for a more detailed review of the film, and reviews of other movies in this genre)

5 of 9 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for: