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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... See more » | Add synopsis »
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  (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
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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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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:
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Did You Know?

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 »
Continuity: During Mun's calligraphy lesson, the paintbrushes in the large white pot change position during the scene.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Exhuming 'The Messengers' (2007) (V)See more »


Is this movie based on a novel?
How do they explain Mun's ability to see ghosts?
In what language is 'Gin qwai'?
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16 out of 25 people found the following review useful.
A Very Scary Movie, 25 July 2005
Author: Claudio Carvalho from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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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