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Release Date:
16 September 2005 (Taiwan) See more »
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Sometimes inheritance is a curse
Plot:
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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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
(in alphabetical order)
Dorian Li 

Produced by
Roger Huang .... producer
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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MPAA:
Rated R for some violent images (rating surrendered)
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Taiwan:97 min
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10 out of 14 people found the following review useful.
Great film, great visuals!, 6 March 2006
Author: Muviegirl from United States

This was a great Thai film with some really amazingly beautiful visuals. The premise was really interesting and I appreciate the look it gave me into certain Chinese beliefs, particularly the darker ones. I could not stop thinking about this movie for a couple of days after I saw it, which to me is always a sign of a good film! The film is basically about this family that raises a baby ghost, which according to Chinese and Taiwanese beliefs can bring a family lots of money and good fortune. Well, this family certainly had wealth, but they did not have good fortune! In the beginning of the film, we see that they have all hung themselves in some sort of bizarre mass suicide.

Twenty years later a distant relative returns from China to claim the house, from ancestors he never even knew he had. He brings his fiancée with him and the two proceed to move in. It begins to get really creepy when a secret fourth floor is discovered and the real family history inevitably gets discovered. Now, I don't want to give anything away so I will stop there. But, I have to tell you again this film is soooo worth seeing! The acting of the lead actress is great, the guy not so much. But overall it was the really awesome visuals, coupled with an interesting story that did it for me and made me want to recommend this one.

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