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Release Date:
16 September 2005 (Taiwan) See more »
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Sometimes inheritance is a curse
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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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Looks like nothing special at first, but is full of elegant and discrete qualities! See more (13 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)
Terri Kwan ... Yo
Jason Chang ... James
Chia-Hui Chang ... Yi-Chen (as Yu-chen Chang)

Tender Huang ... Ah-Tseng
Yi-Ching Lu
Kuo-cheng Cheng
Ching-Ching Lin

Directed by
Leste Chen 
 
Writing credits
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Dorian Li 

Produced by
Josh Yeh .... assistant producer
Michelle Yeh .... producer
 
Original Music by
Jeffrey Cheng 
 
Cinematography by
Pung-Leung Kwan 
 
Film Editing by
Ju-kuan Hsiao 
 
Production Design by
Shun-fu Luo 
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Hsun-Wei David Chang .... first assistant director
 
Sound Department
Yu Teng Hsu .... boom operator
 

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Also Known As:
"Zhai bian" - Taiwan (original title)
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Rated R for some violent images (rating surrendered)
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Taiwan:97 min
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16 out of 18 people found the following review useful.
Looks like nothing special at first, but is full of elegant and discrete qualities!, 21 February 2006
Author: fedtho from Geneva, Switzerland

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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