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Release Date:
20 August 2004 (South Korea) See more »
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  (in credits order)

Bai Ling ... Mei (segment "Dumplings")
Pauline Lau ... Li's Maid (segment "Dumplings")

Tony Ka Fai Leung ... Lee (segment "Dumplings")
Meme Tian ... Connie (segment "Dumplings") (as Meme)
Miriam Chin Wah Yeung ... 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")

Byung-hun Lee ... Director (segment "Cut")
Won-hie Lim ... Stranger (segment "Cut") (as Won-Hee Lim)

Hye-jeong Kang ... Director's Wife (segment "Cut")
Dae-yeon Lee ... Actor in School Girl Uniform (segment "Cut")
Gene Woo Park ... Assistant Director (segment "Cut")
Mi Mi Lee ... Kyung-Ah (segment "Cut")
Gyu-sik Kim ... Old Man Mannequin (segment "Cut")

Jung-ah Yum ... Vampire Actress (segment "Cut")
Kyoko Hasegawa ... Kyoko (segment "Box")
Atsurô Watabe ... Yoshii / Higata (segment "Box")
Mai Suzuki ... Kyoko (Age 10) (segment "Box")
Yuu Suzuki ... Shoko (Age 10) (segment "Box")
Mitsuru Akaboshi ... Circus Member (segment "Box")
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Lee Jun Goo
Kam Pong Chow ... CID (segment "Dumplings") (uncredited)

Directed by
Fruit Chan (segment "Dumplings")
Takashi Miike (segment "Box")
Chan-wook Park (segment "Cut")
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Haruko Fukushima  segment "Box"
Pik Wah Lee  segment "Dumplings" (as Lillian Lee)
Chan-wook Park  segment "Cut"
Bun Saikou  story (segment "Box")
Bobby White  subtitles

Produced by
Soo-hyun Ahn .... producer (segment "Cut")
Peter Chan .... producer
Fumio Inoue .... producer (segment "Box")
Kazuo Kuroi .... executive producer (segment "Box")
Eugene Lee .... executive producer (segment "Cut") (as Eu-Gene Lee)
Jung-Wan Oh .... executive producer (segment "Cut")
Naoki Sato .... producer (segment "Box")
Shun Shimizu .... producer (segment "Box")
Eric Tsang .... executive producer (segment "Dumplings")
Original Music by
Bok-sung-a (segment "Cut")
Kwong Wing Chan (segment "Dumplings")
Kôji Endô (segment "Box")
Yeong-gyu Jang (segment "Cut")
Byung-hoon Lee (segment "Cut")
Cinematography by
Chung-hoon Chung (segment "Cut")
Christopher Doyle (segment "Dumplings")
Kôichi Kawakami (segment "Box")
Film Editing by
Fruit Chan (segment "Dumplings")
Jae-beom Kim (segment "Cut")
Sang-beom Kim (segment "Cut")
Yasushi Shimamura (segment "Box")
Production Design by
Seong-hie Ryu (segment "Cut")
Takashi Sasaki (segment "Box")
Chung Man Yee (segment "Dumplings")
Art Direction by
Pater Wong (segment "Dumplings")
Makeup Department
Hee Eun Lee .... special makeup effects artist
Visual Effects by
Ju-won Lee .... digital compositor
Il Hwan Na .... visual effects artist
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Sang-gyeong Jo .... costume designer: segment "Cut"
Dora Ng .... costume designer: segment "Dumplings"

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Saam gaang yi" - Hong Kong (original title)
"3 Extremes" - USA (DVD title)
"Box" - International (English title) (segment title)
"Cut" - International (English title) (segment title)
"Dumplings" - International (English title) (segment title)
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Rated R for strong disturbing violent content, some involving abortion and torture, and for sexuality and language
South Korea:118 min | Argentina:118 min (Mar del Plata Film Festival) | Australia:121 min | USA:125 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Crew or equipment visible: 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.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Thirst (2009)See more »


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17 out of 23 people found the following review useful.
Three short films that are plenty extreme, 19 November 2005
Author: christopher-underwood from Greenwich - London

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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