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Release Date:
9 May 2002 (Hong Kong) See more »
What if the reflection you see is not yours See more »
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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A decent little horror film See more (224 total) »


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

Produced by
Peter Ho-Sun Chan .... producer
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
Danny Pang  (as Pang Brothers)
Oxide Chun 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 Chun Pang .... 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
Choi-Nam 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
Location Management
Kent Lui .... location manager (as Ken Lui)
Anuway Sanaraadhan .... location manager: Thailand
Pancimkrit Udomsangpeth .... location manager: Thailand
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)
Emilie Maison .... press attache france
Aorawan Maneerat .... craft service: Thailand
Nutcha Meansaiyad .... continuity
Sandy Ng .... continuity
Pairoj Prempri .... laboratory consultant (as Dr. Pairoj Prempri)
Pison Santawanpas .... laboratory consultant
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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Rated R for some disturbing images
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?

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 »
Continuity: When Mun leaves the apartment and then crouches down to talk to the young boy about the report card, she is right beside the apartment door, but in the next shot, her Grandmother looks out of the peephole in the door. Mun is now suddenly right in front of the door, on the other side of the hallway.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Yes Man (2008)See more »


How do they explain Mun's ability to see ghosts?
Why did the boy next door jump out of the window?
Why does everyone carry incense at Ling Ling's gravesite?
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42 out of 58 people found the following review useful.
A decent little horror film, 14 December 2003
Author: LauraH2477 from FL

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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