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The Eye (2002) More at IMDbPro »Gin gwai (original title)

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The Eye -- At the age of two, Mun went blind.  It’s eighteen years later and a new and risky corneal transplant operation restores her vision, but a series of inexplicable events leads her to believe there is more than meets the eye to her newfound gift of sight.
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Writers:
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Release Date:
9 May 2002 (Hong Kong) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
What if the reflection you see is not yours See more »
Plot:
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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
9 wins & 5 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Good and scary!!! See more (220 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Angelica Lee ... Wong Kar Mun (as Lee Sin-Je)
Lawrence Chou ... Dr. Wah
Jinda Duangtoy ... Old Lady in the Hospital
Yut Lai So ... Yingying
Candy Lo ... Yee (Mun's Sister)

Edmund Chen ... 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
Ming Poon ... Boy with Cap
Ben Yuen ... Mr. Ching
Wasarat Thrasarchoti ... Mr. Ching's Assistant
Cub Chin ... Boy's Father
Nonlaporn Sombatruksasuk ... Boy's Mother
Tian Nan Wu ... Calligraphy Teacher
Nittaya Suthornrat ... Ghost in the Classroom
Hing Kim Lee ... Restaurant Owener
Si Won Ho ... Ghost in the Restaurant
Yuk Ha Lau ... Waitress
Pui-Ho Chim ... Boy in the Car Accident (as Pui Ho Jim)
Sungwen Cummee ... Ghost in the Elevator
Chutcha Rujinanon ... Ling
Somchai Leelanukul ... Thai Mini-Bus Driver
Busarn Thongtiw ... Thai Nurse 1
Panpimol Jeamsakol ... Thai Nurse 2
Pierre Png ... Dr. Eak
Sue Yuen Wang ... Ling's Mother
Tassanana Nuntasapee ... Ling (Age 4)
Damrongwiseeatpanich ... Ling (Age 8)
Sopol Duriensuk ... Traffic Policeman
Pornchai Hongrattanaporn ... Bride
Wirasinee Kuntipan ... Groom
Narongsak Junjiamrat ... Young Father
Kanta Aeamsamang ... Young Mother
Vuanna Mahachanok ... Thai Mini-Cab Driver (as Wanna Mahachanok)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
King-Man Yip ... Taoist (as King Man Ip)
Wai-Ho Yung ... Mr. Ching

Directed by
Oxide Pang Chun  (as Pang Brothers)
Danny Pang  (as Pang Brothers)
 
Writing credits
Yuet-Jan Hui (written by) (as Jojo Hui) and
Danny Pang (written by) (as Pang Brothers) &
Oxide Pang Chun (written by) (as Pang Brothers)

Produced by
Peter Chan .... producer (as Peter Ho-Sun Chan)
Lawrence Cheng .... producer
Allan Fung .... executive producer
Yuet-Jan Hui .... associate producer (as Jojo Hui)
Udom Piboonlapudom .... co-producer
Eric Tsang .... executive producer
Daniel Yun .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Orange Music 
 
Cinematography by
Decha Srimantra (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Oxide Pang Chun  (as Pang Brothers)
Danny Pang  (as Pang Brothers)
 
Art Direction by
James David Goldmark 
Simon So 
Kritapas Suttinet 
 
Costume Design by
Jittima Kongsri 
Stephanie Wong 
 
Makeup Department
Fung-Yin Cheng .... makeup artist (as Cheng Fung Yin)
Scntava Chuminjong .... key makeup artist: Thailand
Rachel Kong .... hair stylist (as Rachael Kwong)
 
Production Management
Wing-Wai Chin .... production manager (as Chin Wing Wai)
Ekarat Hirancharoen .... production manager: Thai unit (as Ekarat Hiransharoen)
Eric Huen .... assistant production manager
Jittaima Leelahawan .... production manager: Thai unit
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Cub Chin .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Thongyog Boonpalitpol .... storyboard artist: Thailandt
Ahiggha Boonyuun .... model builder
Penny Chan .... assistant art director
Komkrit Chugnum .... props: Thailand
Santipab Danyiboon .... props: Thailand
Teesawai Duangauam .... set builder: Thailand
Jaruwan Jitchaivisut .... property master: Thailand
Wai Kin Lam .... property master (as Lam Wai Kin)
Vithaya Navathong .... assistant art director: Thailand
Tan Srieam .... props: Thailand
Vallop Sudaysh .... model builder
Thann Wrong .... model builder
 
Sound Department
Thanasak Julakate .... foley artist
Petpong Keawkoon .... foley recordist
Sooksun Klinkhajohn .... sound effects
Narcing Krajoguum .... foley recordist
Chart Mahapichayakul .... foley artist
Oxide Pang Chun .... sound (as Oxide Pang)
Somsak Pimpalai .... sound effects
Surawan Sricharoen .... foley artist
Somsak Supakpong .... boom operator
Sumit Suparangsimakul .... sound recordist
Nipa Wichusupaksirikul .... foley artist
 
Visual Effects by
Patiporn Anuvanitravel .... quality control
Angie Chan .... 3D computer animator
Sornrop Chankeewong .... optical effects
Vivian Cheuk .... digital visual effects producer
Tommy Chin Wing Cheung .... digital compositor (as Tommy Cheung)
Rubens Chiu .... 3D computer animator
Frankie Chung .... digital visual effects supervisor
Sannucha Dhisayabutr .... optical effects
Dennis Fong .... 3D computer animator
Jack Ho .... 3D computer animator
Suchart Hongsmut .... optical effects
Pravit Jaivijit .... optical effects (as Pravit Jaivuit)
Josephine Leung .... 3D computer animator
Wai Kit Leung .... 3D computer animator (as Leung Wai Kit)
Uthit Netwong .... optical effects
Atta Wong .... digital compositor
Jaco Wong .... digital compositor
Passakorn Yaisiri .... color grader
Alex Yip .... film scanning
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Michael Chui .... gaffer
Thcingchai Epuminsat .... focus puller: second unit
Kin Kwong Ho .... focus puller (as Ho Kin Kwong)
Tha Wan Inpuwa .... gaffer
Chut Kumcharoen .... focus puller
Sermpong Nimjaroenpong .... camera operator: second unit (as Sermpong Nimcharcenbong)
Kultida Punfuk .... still photographer: Thailand
Wichien Reungwichayakul .... camera operator: second unit (as Wichean Reungwitchayakul)
Somsak Srisawat .... Steadicam operator: Thailand
Pocinlert Tcihpratip .... focus puller: third unit
Jimmy Wong .... Steadicam operator
Wang-Fai Wong .... still photographer (as Wong Hung Fei)
 
Animation Department
Ronald To .... main titles animation and design
King Ho Tse .... main titles animation and design (as Tse Kin Ho)
Manda Wai Suk Fan .... main titles animation and design (as Manda Wai)
Mokana Wong .... main titles animation and design
 
Casting Department
Samart Tunsadee .... casting director: Thailand
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Anud Sanardhan .... wardrobe: Thailand
Napat Sangoiang .... wardrobe: Thailand
Yu Ho Tang .... costumes (as Tang Yu Ho)
Manaporn Thiparksate .... wardrobe: Thailand
 
Editorial Department
Sakchai Nuengsawad .... negative cutter
Manop Petchiu .... negative cutter (as Manop Petchyu)
Panutat Wisetwong .... assistant editor
 
Transportation Department
Scmsak Tantipongsa .... transportation: Thailand
Chi Leung Wan .... transportation (as Wun Chi Leung)
 
Other crew
Wrawut Churchom .... craft service: Thailand
Yuk Ha Lau .... craft service (as Lau Yuk Ha)
Pisit Lixibunnakorn .... laboratory consultant (as Pisit Liobunnakorn)
Kent Lui .... location manager (as Ken Lui)
Emilie Maison .... press attache france
Aorawan Maneerat .... craft service: Thailand
Nutcha Meansaiyad .... continuity
Sandy Ng .... continuity
Pairoj Prempri .... laboratory consultant (as Dr. Pairoj Prempri)
Anuway Sanaraadhan .... location manager: Thailand
Pison Santawanpas .... laboratory consultant
Pancimkrit Udomsangpeth .... location manager: Thailand
Chung-yiu Yeung .... production assistant (as Yeung Chung Yiu)
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Gin gwai" - Hong Kong (original title)
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MPAA:
Rated R for some disturbing images
Runtime:
99 min | Argentina:110 min (Mar del Plata Film Festival) | Canada:94 min (DVD) | Sweden:94 min (DVD)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Filming Locations:

Did You Know?

Trivia:
The dark/black figure/person that constantly appears in the film when the characters die is the Daoist (Chinese religion) form of the Grim Reaper. In Daoist belief, there are two Grim Reapers, the White and Black "Wu Chang". The Black Reaper is the one that escorts the newly dead to the "other world" of "afterlife".See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: 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 »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Good Bye, Dragon Inn (2003)See more »

FAQ

Why did the boy next door jump out of the window?
How do they explain Mun's ability to see ghosts?
How does the movie end?
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43 out of 56 people found the following review useful.
Good and scary!!!, 23 July 2004
Author: Gafke from United States

Of all the horror movie genres in existence, ghost stories have always been my personal favorites. The Haunting, Ju-On, The Innocents, Ringu, The Shining...all nice, moody, creepy ghost tales. The Eye now finds itself at the top of my list along with the aforementioned as one of the best and creepiest ghost stories of all time.

Mun, blind since the age of 2, receives the gift of a cornea transplant at the age of twenty. Her restored vision comes with a price, however. She can no longer play with the all blind symphony that she once found solace within, she cannot read or write, having had no reason to learn, and she has no words for visible objects, having always identified them by touch. She's also seeing things that nobody else can see...terrifying things. A little boy looking for his lost report card plagues her daily. An old woman wanders the hospital corridors, complaining of the cold. Shadowy forms come to escort the recently deceased away to parts unknown, and Mun's own bedroom flickers in the darkness, changing into another room that once belonged to another girl, in another country. Mun knows that the things she sees are not normal, but no one seems to believe her, not even, at first, the cute doctor who is trying to help her. Mun finds herself alone in a frightening world filled with things she never wanted to see. When Mun and the cute doctor finally learn the identity of the donor whose corneas Mun has received, they also learn of her frightening abilities, her sad death and a terrible tragedy which is destined to repeat itself.

The Eye is an original and innovative film and yet it is also a perfect mixture of plot points and elements drawn from such previous films as The Sixth Sense, The Mothman Prophecies and Blink, all of which are very good films in their own right. The Eye knows exactly how to scare you, and does so without a drop of blood or a hint of gore. A scene in a calligraphy class provides a truly frightening shock, while a scene in an elevator is an exercise in slow, building dread which grows more excruciating by the second. The performances are all wonderful, and the feelings of loss, alienation, fear and determination are genuine and powerful. Fans of the aforementioned films would do well to seek this one out, as would ghost enthusiasts and Asian Horror aficionados. It's rare these days that a film will actually make me jump, gasp and check the corners of my bedroom for boogeymen, but this one spooked me very well indeed - and I watched it in the middle of a bright, sunny day. The Eye tells a good story and tells it well, with strong characters and genuine scares. It is never dull or cheap or overly dramatic.

Highly HIGHLY recommended!!!

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