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Saam gaang yi (2004)

An Asian cross-cultural trilogy of horror films from accomplished indie directors.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Mei (segment "Dumplings")
Pauline Lau ...
Li's Maid (segment "Dumplings")
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Lee (segment "Dumplings")
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Connie (segment "Dumplings") (as Meme)
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Ching (segment "Dumplings")
Sum-Yeung Wong ...
Old Hairdresser (segment "Dumplings")
Kam-Mui Fung ...
Vomiting Woman (segment "Dumplings")
Wai-Man Wu ...
Nurse (segment "Dumplings")
Chak-Man Ho ...
Wang (segment "Dumplings")
Miki Yeung ...
Kate (segment "Dumplings")
So-Foon Wong ...
Kate's Mother (segment "Dumplings")
Kai-Piu Yau ...
Gynaecologist (segment "Dumplings")
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Director (segment "Cut")
Won-hie Lim ...
Stranger (segment "Cut") (as Won-Hee Lim)
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Director's Wife (segment "Cut")
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An Asian cross-cultural trilogy of horror films from accomplished indie directors.

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From the Nightmares of 3 Horror Masters

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Horror

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong disturbing violent content, some involving abortion and torture, and for sexuality and language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

20 August 2004 (South Korea)  »

Also Known As:

3 Extremes  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$36,414 (USA) (28 October 2005)

Gross:

$75,829 (USA) (11 November 2005)
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Goofs

In the segment "Cut," towards the end of the film there is a panning shot looking in through a window. The reflection of one or more persons standing on the outside portion (the side the camera is on) can be seen. See more »

Quotes

Mei: You're rich but I'm free.
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Connections

Edited into Jiao zi (2004) See more »

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A disturbingly good movie!!
5 November 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is an excellent blend of three horror films that characterize the ideal representation of Asian cinema. Each story is presented with ordinary people displaying qualities of evil and depravity. These directors use powerful cinematic storytelling elements in exploring their genres. This is not an ordinary horror film with a ghost or a slasher/killer with a knife but a combination of people who are capable of psychotic behavior. While all of the films are not perfect and contain some mildly dull aspects, watching all three will leave you intrigued with the art and approach of the horror genre utilized in various countries Asia. If you can hold your stomach through the first film "Dumplings", you will certainly enjoy one of these stories and won't be disappointed. A disturbingly good movie!!


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