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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 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 ...
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 ...
Nurse
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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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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Plot Keywords:

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

Taglines:

What if the reflection you see is not yours See more »

Genres:

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:

$393,130 (Italy) (23 May 2003)

Gross:

$503,714 (USA) (7 November 2003)
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

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 »

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

Spoofed in The Eye 3 (2005) See more »

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Very creepy horror film.
17 September 2003 | by (Chyby, Poland) – See all my reviews

"The Eye"(2002)has to be one of the creepiest horror movies I have seen this year.The "transplant gone awry" concept has been done before-just check out "Body Parts"(1991)or the third story in the horror anthology "Body Bags"(1993),but the Pang Brothers created extremely eerie psychological horror with plenty of genuine scares.Angelica Lee is excellent as a young girl named Mun.Her numerous and extremely creepy encounters with the spirits Mun sees are filled with excellent use of sound.The conclusion is amazing and totally unexpected.The film is very scary and uncanny-it actually reminds me a bit Japanese horror hit "Ringu"(1998).Check it out,if you dare.9 out of 10.The elevator scene blew me away!


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