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Three... Extremes (2004)
"Saam gaang yi" (original title)

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

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Mei (segment "Dumplings")
Pauline Lau ...
Li's Maid (segment "Dumplings")
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Lee (segment "Dumplings")
Meme Tian ...
Connie (segment "Dumplings") (as Meme)
Miriam Yeung Chin Wah ...
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-Fun 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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director | vomit | twin | flashback | bathtub | See more »

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From the Nightmares of 3 Horror Masters

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

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3 Extremes  »

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Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$75,829 (USA) (11 November 2005)
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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 »

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Mei: You're rich but I'm free.
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Disturbing Horror Shorts
29 December 2012 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

"Saam gaang yi", a.k.a. "3 Extremes", is composed of three segments

(1) "Dumplings", by Fruit Chan, is the best segment. I saw the complete film ("Jiao Zi") on 25 August 2007 on DVD released in Brazil with the title "Escravas da Vaidade" ("Slaves of the Vanity"). The gruesome tale tells the story of an aging actress that seeks out a mysterious woman that cooks dumplings with a special ingredient that rejuvenates those who eat them. My review is available in http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0472458/reviews-21

(2) "Cut", by Chan-wook Park, is a tale of cruelty and insanity. An insane stranger breaks in the house of a film director and ties him up with his wife and a boy in the room. The strange tries to force the director to kill the boy, otherwise he will cut the fingers of his wife that is a pianist.

This segment is very cruel and insane, and has a surprising conclusion.

(3) "Box", by Takashi Miike, is a confused tale. The twenty-five-year- old writer Kyoko has nightmares with a box and also with her sister Shoko. One day, she receives an invitation to visit the place where she saw her sister for the last time.

This segment is messy and predictable, with a disappointing conclusion. My vote is seven.

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