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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)

Writers:

(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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Plot Keywords:

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

Taglines:

Setsunai kyôfu [Japan] 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 USA:

$39,058, 8 June 2003, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$503,714, 9 November 2003
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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

In Mun's calligraphy lesson, the brush is dipped into a glass of water, blackening it. In consecutive shots the water in the glass is clear and clean. 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 »

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A decent little horror film
14 December 2003 | by See all my reviews

This is a good little Asian horror film that I would definitely recommend renting or even buying, if you like foreign films. A young blind woman receives a cornea transplant and soon finds out that she got way more than she bargained for when she starts being visited by some very unhappy dead souls. It's not very original, true, but the acting is good, the lead character (played by Angelica Lee, is that her name?) is adorable, as is the little girl who plays Ying Ying; there is some serious tension and dread here, especially in the first half hour. The scene in the hospital hallway had my skin trying to crawl off my body, as well as the "Why are you sitting in my chair?" scene. We're talking serious chills. Some of the music IS a bit cheesy and over the top, but hey, you can't have everything, right? The scenes where we see through Mun's eyes in the first few minutes are very effective; we know someone is standing there, we just don't know who it is, and we feel her fear and uncertainty. Not the best movie ever made, but it's definitely worth seeing.

Before I close, I would like to respond to the attitude expressed here by some people that American films are all stupid, and that American filmgoers are all drooling idiots who have to see a throat slashed every few minutes in order to be engaged by a movie. When you make comments like that, you really show how ignorant you are when it comes to American cinema, as some of the finest movies ever made came right out of Hollywood, and no they aren't all slasher films or mindless teen comedies. But then I'm sure you folks already know that, you just want to feel intellectually superior to others. I enjoy a good foreign film, and so do many Americans, but just because they're foreign doesn't mean they're perfect. They have flaws just like any other human effort, so please get over yourselves and try to watch movies with an open mind, because you'll enjoy them much more that way. That's just my two cents.

Watch this movie, it's good.


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