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Silk (2006)
"Gui si" (original title)

Not Rated  |   |  Drama, Horror, Mystery  |  29 September 2006 (Taiwan)
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In Taipei, the crippled scientist Hashimoto uses his invention of "Menger Sponge" to capture the energy of the spirit of a child in an old building. He invites the specialist in reading ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Yôsuke Eguchi ...
Hashimoto (as Yosuke Eguchi)
Kar Yan Lam ...
Wei (as Karena Lam)
Barbie Hsu ...
Su
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Ren (as Po-Lin Chen)
Janine Chun-Ning Chang ...
Mei
Fang Wan ...
Ghost Mother (as Wan Fan)
Kuan-Po Chen ...
Ghost Child
Chi Chin Ma ...
Tung's Mother (as Chih-Chin Ma)
Leon Dai ...
Kevin S. Smith ...
Masane Tsukayama ...
Director (as Tsukayama Masane)
Kouhei Masiba ...
Assistant to Director (as Masiba Kouhei)
Teddy Chan ...
Chiao-Ju Hsu ...
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In Taipei, the crippled scientist Hashimoto uses his invention of "Menger Sponge" to capture the energy of the spirit of a child in an old building. He invites the specialist in reading lips, Detective Tung, to join his research team that is studying the phenomenon to understand the movements of the lips of the ghost. Hashimoto is trying to disclose why the energy of the ghost does not dissipate, and Tung discovers the identity and the dramatic story of the boy. He was sick with tumors and was killed by his own mother and buried nearby a nuclear plant. Hashimoto deduces that the rage of the boy for his mother associated to the location where the body was buried were the reason to keep the energy. When the government decides to shutdown the research, Hashimoto becomes insane and takes the spirit with him. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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The director, Chao-Bin Su is also co-starring as the guard in front of the isolated flat. See more »

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When Tung finds the body of the boy, the body is in near-perfect condition, when it should have rotted. See more »

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The Love of Mother and Son
21 November 2007 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

In Taipei, the crippled scientist Hashimoto (Yosuke Eguchi) uses his invention of "Menger Sponge" to capture the energy of the spirit of a child in an old building. He invites the specialist in reading lips, Detective Tung (Chen Chang), to join his research team that is studying the phenomenon to understand the movements of the lips of the ghost. Hashimoto is trying to disclose why the energy of the ghost does not dissipate, and Tung discovers the identity and the dramatic story of the boy. He was sick with tumors and was killed by his own mother and buried nearby a nuclear plant. Hashimoto deduces that the rage of the boy for his mother associated to the location where the body was buried were the reason to keep the energy. When the government decides to shutdown the research, Hashimoto becomes insane and takes the spirit with him.

"Guisi" is an original and dramatic ghost story with characters well developed and great special effects. However, the confused screenplay is weird and flawed in some moments, with an absolute lack of explanation for many situations. For example, how Hashimoto walks in the ceiling of the director's bedroom? Why the ghosts kill when the person looks in their eyes? Why the mother dies exactly when Tung reaches her room? There are many other situations without a satisfactory explanation, but it is worthwhile watching this film. My vote is seven.

Title (Brazil): "Silk - O Primeiro Espírito Capturado" ("Silk - The First Captured Spirit")


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