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4 November 2004 (Hong Kong) See more »
Jiney is a talented student of Arts with a trauma in her childhood and lack of communication with her mother... See more » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)
Race Wong ... Jiney
Rosanne Wong ... Jas
Anson Leung ... Anson
Michelle Yim ... Jiney's Mum
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Cub Chin ... Professor in Figure Painting Class

Ekin Cheng ... Man in Car Crash (uncredited)

Directed by
Oxide Pang Chun 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Oxide Pang Chun  screenplay
Thomas Pang  (as Pak-sing Pang)

Produced by
Oxide Pang Chun .... producer (as The Pang Brothers)
Danny Pang .... producer (as The Pang Brothers)
Original Music by
Payont Permsith 
Cinematography by
Decha Srimantra 
Film Editing by
Curran Pang 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jill Wong .... first assistant director
Art Department
Siranat Ratchusanti .... production design: Thailand
Other crew
Wai-Man Law .... continuity


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Also Known As:
"Sei mong se jun" - Hong Kong (original title)
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Rated R for strong violent content and some nudity
Hong Kong:101 min | Philippines:96 min
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When Race first visits Rosanne's apartment, Rosanne is watching a music video of their group, 2R.See more »


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5 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
An American take, 20 September 2009
Author: dave-sturm from Baltimore

This is either brilliant Asian horror or total claptrap. I'm leaning toward the latter.

Hmm. I'm split. The first half is totally compelling as we watch a brilliant young Chinese lesbian art student veer off into a fascination with photographing death after witnessing a fatal traffic accident. She's obsessed with capturing the moment of death on her Nikon, be it chicken or fish or a suicide jumper from a tall building. We watch lovely young Jin as she follows her muse into dangerous places.

There may be a reason in her past for this obsession. Her lesbian partner is really worried about her. And -- whoa! -- now there's a boy in her life who has obviously fallen in love with her.

A lot of interesting elements have come into play. And the Pang brothers are brilliant cinematographers and editors. Sheer beauty on the screen. I cannot stress how magnificently this is filmed.

Then comes the last half hour. It is total gibberish. And it's filmed in such deep darkness you cannot see what's going on (I am talking about the DVD version). All you can tell is that it involves bondage and sadomasochism. A woman bound to a chair is screaming her lungs out. Someone unseen is tormenting her.

If some truth came out, I totally missed it. Maybe it's a western thing. I like Asian horror movies. But this left me baffled.

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