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The Eye (2002)
"Gin gwai" (original title)

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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 ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Wong Kar Mun (as Lee Sin-Je)
Lawrence Chou ...
Jinda Duangtoy ...
Old Lady in the Hospital
Yut Lai So ...
Candy Lo ...
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Dr. Lo
Yin Ping Ko ...
Mun's grandmother
Florence Wu ...
Wisarup Annuar ...
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 ...
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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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Rated R for some disturbing images | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

9 May 2002 (Hong Kong)  »

Also Known As:

Gin gwai  »

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Box Office

Budget:

SGD 4,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$608,124 (France) (29 August 2003)

Gross:

$503,714 (USA) (7 November 2003)
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The beginning (the operation for a blind girl to see again) and the end of the film are based on true stories the Pang brothers read about in the news. See more »

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When Mun and Dr. Lo get to Bangkok, they each have a black bag. At the hospital, only Dr. Lo has one. Later, at Ling's house, Mun has her bag back. See more »

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A Very Scary Movie
25 July 2005 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – 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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