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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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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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Terrible!, 12 March 2010
Author: chrichtonsworld from Netherlands

This movie had a decent buildup the first fifteen minutes. Everything following is for the worse. The story itself is pretty simple. The way it was told however was very confusing. Also the main actors haven't got a clue what to do with the material. At the climax this becomes clear when the lead actress acts surprised when she is told something. Completely forgetting that she already discovered this several scenes ago. Confusion is one thing but lack of suspense is not something that can be overlooked in a movie like this. Therefore "Heirloom" could be conceived as a drama with some supernatural elements. Only without any sympathy for the characters on screen or real emotions shown it does make it difficult to be touched. It did bother me though that apart from 1 or 2 scenes they didn't show much that could be considered supernatural. The movie doesn't show anything that would make sense of what is going on. It is like scenes were cut that otherwise would provide better transitions between scenes. The viewer just has to accept it without questioning anything. But even then it is hard liking this movie when essentially not much is going on. In short,don't waste your time with this one.

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