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Ab-normal Beauty (2004)
"Sei mong se jun" (original title)

R  |   |  Horror  |  4 November 2004 (Hong Kong)
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Jiney is a talented student of Arts with a trauma in her childhood and lack of communication with her mother, and excellent photographer that is not satisfied with her awarded works. When ... See full summary »

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Race Wong ...
Jiney
Rosanne Wong ...
Jas
Anson Leung ...
Anson
Michelle Yim ...
Jiney's Mum
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Cub Chin ...
Professor in Figure Painting Class
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Jiney is a talented student of Arts with a trauma in her childhood and lack of communication with her mother, and excellent photographer that is not satisfied with her awarded works. When she witnesses a car crash, she is driven by a morbid wish and takes pictures of the dead victim. She becomes obsessed with death, and her close friend Jas feels that Jiney needs help with her abnormal behavior and attraction. When Jiney supersedes her death wish, she receives a snuff video where a girl is tortured and killed in front of the camera. Jiney shows the tape to Jas, who questions the authenticity of the footage, and they believe it is a prank of their friend Anson. When the girls realize that it is not a joke of Anson, Jiney receives another tape with the message inviting her to take a look. When she sees the tape, she becomes scared with the sinister footage. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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The car crash towards the beginning of the movie is the same car crash used in it's companion film Leave Me Alone (2004), which was directed and co-written by Danny Pang, Oxide Pang Chun's twin brother. See more »

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Crazyness...
15 January 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

A very weird tale about a lesbian girl, semi-losing her mind from a combination of past events, and her present preferences. She is an artist, with an emphasis on photography. She suddenly starts becoming obsessed with taking pictures of death.

Her friends don't really take that very well. They think it's psycho, and so do other people that you wouldn't really call her "friends"...

All in all a very good movie. If you're into Asian films, especially those with a chilling twist... This ones for you! The director portrayed losing your mind very well in my opinion, which I didn't really expect because the main character was very good looking. Making her lesbian made me think that it was going to try and make her looks sell the picture... I was very wrong. This film was written very well, and the character development was nothing short of amazing.


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