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Three... Extremes (2004) More at IMDbPro »Saam gaang yi (original title)

Three... Extremes -- Exploring the outer limits of the macabre, THREE...EXTREMES is a bracing triptych of horror stories uniting three of East Asia's most compelling directors.


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Pik Wah Lee (segment)
Chan-wook Park (segment)
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Release Date:
20 August 2004 (South Korea) See more »
From the Nightmares of 3 Horror Masters
An Asian cross-cultural trilogy of horror films from accomplished indie directors. | Add synopsis »
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4 wins & 8 nominations See more »
(2 articles)
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wow a really good and mind blasting movie See more (73 total) »


  (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-Foon 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")
Atsuro 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 Ho-sun Chan .... producer (as Peter Chan)
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 Satô .... 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")
Costume Design by
Sang-gyeong Jo 
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"
Editorial Department
Jae-Min Han .... film telecine

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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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Sound Mix:

Did You Know?

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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31 out of 55 people found the following review useful.
wow a really good and mind blasting movie, 25 November 2004
Author: gizoune7 from Canada

more a drama than a horror movie, dumplings is so wonderfully acted that his strange subject have become believable and disturbing . The picture is astonishing ,the color perfectly fit the backgrounds so that it creates a special atmosphere. for the fans of gore don't't suspect a lot of goo. But still, a couple of scenes will disturb you.. Very intelligent, this movie provides a lot of thinking; incest, abortion, cannibalism and the search for youth are the topics approached. Those taboos will make you see horrible things that happens in everyday's life around the globe. The use of the incredible music is done with professionalism so it helps a lot on the spooky mood of certain scenes.

The end pour vrai là.

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