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Gin gwai (2002)

A blind girl gets a cornea transplant so that she would be able to see again. However, she got more than what she bargained for when she realized she could even see ghosts.

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(as Pang Brothers), (as Pang Brothers)

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(as Jojo Hui), (as Pang Brothers) | 1 more credit »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Wong Kar Mun (as Lee Sin-Je)
Lawrence Chou ...
Dr. Wah
Jinda Duangtoy ...
Old Lady in the Hospital
Yut Lai So ...
Yingying
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Yee (Mun's Sister)
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Dr. Lo
Yin Ping Ko ...
Mun's grandmother
Florence Wu ...
Nurse
Wisarup Annuar ...
Dark Figure
Yuet Siu Wong ...
Ghost in the Hospital
Wing-Wai Chin ...
Hospital Caretaker
Tao Leung ...
Ghost on the Highway
Mylio Lau ...
Wah's Secretary (as Miyuki Lau)
Ousinthorn Chotphan ...
Mun as a Little Girl
Dampongongtrakul Sawadee ...
Yee as a Little Girl
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Storyline

A blind girl gets a cornea transplant so that she would be able to see again. However, she got more than what she bargained for when she realised she could even see ghosts. And some of these ghosts are down right unfriendly. So she embarks on a journey to find the origins of her cornea and to reveal the history of the previous dead owner ... Written by Striding Cloud <frozen98@hotmail.com>

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ghost | eye | vision | blind girl | surgery | See All (66) »

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Setsunai kyôfu [Japan] See more »

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Drama | Horror | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some disturbing images | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

9 May 2002 (Hong Kong)  »

Also Known As:

Seeing Ghosts  »

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Box Office

Budget:

SGD 4,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$39,058, 8 June 2003, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$503,714, 9 November 2003
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When Dr Wah and Mun are on the train together, a ghostly woman's face appears in the train window behind them as they travel through a tunnel. See more »

Goofs

During Mun's calligraphy lesson, the paintbrushes in the large white pot change position during the scene. See more »

Crazy Credits

The opening credits sequence is interrupted as if the film was stuck: first it appears to melt, then the screen strobes, slowing to a flash, as if the projector intermittent was slowing down. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Deadly Visions (2004) See more »

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A Very Scary Movie
25 July 2005 | by See all my reviews

In Hong Kong, the eighteen years old Wong Kar Mun (Lee Sin-je) has been blind since she was two years old. She submits to a surgery of cornea transplantation, and while recovering from the operation, she realizes that she is seeing dead people. With the support of Dr. Wah (Lawrence Chou), Mun tries to find who was the donor of her eyes and resolve the mystery of her visions.

"Jian gui" is really a very scary movie. Without being gore, the Pang brothers use visual and sound effects to create a frightening atmosphere. The result is magnificent and I really appreciated this film a lot. The first half of the story is amazingly scary, with the ghosts and the shadow man surprising Mun and the viewers. I was watching this movie alone late of the night, in a very dark ambient, and I startled many times. I really believe that fans like me of "Haunted", "The Sixth Sense", "The Others", "Ringu" and "El Espinazo del Diablo" will like this movie, which I include among my favorite ghost stories. My vote is nine.

Title (Brazil): "The Eye – A Herança" ("The Eye – The Heritage")


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