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Three... Extremes (2004)

Saam gaang yi (original title)
An Asian cross-cultural trilogy of horror films from accomplished indie directors.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Mei (segment "Dumplings")
Pauline Lau ...
Li's Maid (segment "Dumplings")
Lee (segment "Dumplings")
Meme Tian ...
Connie (segment "Dumplings") (as Meme)
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")
Director (segment "Cut")
Won-hie Lim ...
Stranger (segment "Cut") (as Won-Hee Lim)
Director's Wife (segment "Cut")


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

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From the Nightmares of 3 Horror Masters



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)


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

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


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 »


Mei: You're rich but I'm free.
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Referenced in Thirst (2009) See more »

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Three short films that are plenty extreme
19 November 2005 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Three short films that are plenty extreme and if the endings of all three leave us wondering maybe that is good. I did however find the end of Cut more than a little baffling. There again 'unsatisfactory' endings of Eastern films as judged by Westerners is nothing new. All three are beautifully shot with great camera-work and excellent use of colour. I found Miiki's the most perfect if not as much like his usual output as many would like. Park's Cut is a little pedestrian at times but so gloriously over the top and bewildering at others. Dumplings is a little predictable and I am surprised that it is said to still work at 90 minutes as it seems very much a single idea film. It's a good idea though and not without social interest and it has to be said the grossest of the three. The sound of tiny bones being crunched - aagh!! I watched all three on separate occasions, fearing that otherwise they might blur into one another - no fear of that though so I'll watch them again soon, all together. Good effort by all concerned

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