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Writers:
Pik Wah Lee (segment)
Chan-wook Park (segment)
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Release Date:
20 August 2004 (South Korea) See more »
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Tagline:
From the Nightmares of 3 Horror Masters
Plot:
An Asian cross-cultural trilogy of horror films from accomplished indie directors. | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
4 wins & 8 nominations See more »
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User Reviews:
Disturbing Horror Shorts See more (68 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

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

Tony Leung Ka Fai ... 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")

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)
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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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MPAA:
Rated R for strong disturbing violent content, some involving abortion and torture, and for sexuality and language
Runtime:
South Korea:118 min | Argentina:118 min (Mar del Plata Film Festival) | Australia:121 min | USA:125 min
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Aspect Ratio:
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Did You Know?

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

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7 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
Disturbing Horror Shorts, 29 December 2012
Author: Claudio Carvalho from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

"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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