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The Heirloom (2005)
"Zhai bian" (original title)

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A Taiwanese man returns to the island after years abroad when he inherits a house; when he and his fiancé move in, strange things start to happen.



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Cast overview:
Terri Kwan ...
Jason Chang ...
Yu-chen Chang ...
Tender Huang ...
Yi-Ching Lu
Kuo-cheng Cheng
Ching-Ching Lin


After living abroad for years, a young man returns home to Taiwan after inheriting the family home, a house built 70 years before but empty for the last 20 years. Moving in with his fiancé, they and their close friends begin experiencing strange things, including the fiends winding up in the house at midnight with no memory of how. Family secrets connected with the ghosts of dead children could be at the bottom of the goings-on, and the man's fiancé tracks down his only living relative for answers. Written by Ron Kerrigan <>

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Sometimes inheritance is a curse


Drama | Horror

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Rated R for some violent images | See all certifications »




Release Date:

16 September 2005 (Taiwan)  »

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TWD 18,000,000 (estimated)

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Looks like nothing special at first, but is full of elegant and discrete qualities!
21 February 2006 | by (Geneva, Switzerland) – See all my reviews

My motivation for this comment is the only, very negative review, that says exactly the opposite of what I found in this movie! The overall rating is terrible (though 11 votes is not representative of anything), and the film definitely deserves more.

To me, it has a good story, for once. It avoids Asiatic horror movie clichés and creates a mood of its own. It is superbly photographed. Under a seemingly classic form and approach lie lots of elements that makes this movie much more special than you'd expect it to be in the first 10 minutes.

It's well worth a try. To be perfectly honest, I saw it in a festival, and one develops a certain tendency to see the good things in the four to six movies you watch every day, so I can't rule out that I might react otherwise if I saw it today.

Still, I am confident this is more than just another Asian horror-flick, and that, if you're curious and open-minded, you'll find something to feed your movie-hungry appetite...

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