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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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  (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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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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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 hears the moaning woman in the hospital, as she investigates, the position of the straps on the shoulder of her scrub changes.See more »
Movie Connections:
Remade as The Eye (2008)See more »


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40 out of 53 people found the following review useful.
a wonderful film with flaws, 4 December 2003
Author: teth from San Francisco, CA

For the most part, "The Eye" is a competent effort from HK cinema. While most HK films nowadays involve big pop stars in pointless romantic comedies, this film (and also Infernal Affairs) show that there are still talented filmmakers in HK.

The story is about a blind girl named Mun getting a cornea transplant. When she gets her vision back, she begins seeing supernatural beings (ghosts, to be precise). For the first half of the story, we see her experiencing all these haunting encounters. One notable scene is in an elevator. The mystery and creepiness in this first half is incredibly effective and well-made.

The same cannot be said about the second half though. Like "The Ring" (or "Ringu"), Mun travels to Thailand to figure out the origin of the owner of her cornea. What starts out as a supernatural thriller turns into a mystery.

The film seems to be a mix of "The Sixth Sense", "Ringu", and a touch of "Final Destination." The switch of style in the middle and toward the end is somewhat annoying. The ending is an effort of the directors to show that they can do big CGI action sequences too. But, this film would have been good enough to stand on its own without that.

The acting is pretty good. Angelica Lee as Mun is very believable. The same cannot be said about the doctor though. I think this is mostly because his character's motivations are not convincing enough. Why does he give up his whole career to travel all the way to Thailand to help her after meeting her for a few times only? For love? Probably...but I don't buy it at all.

Overall, this film is pretty good. It is a nice effort from promising directors.

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