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Gui si (2006)

Not Rated | | Drama, Horror, Mystery | 29 September 2006 (Taiwan)
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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Yôsuke Eguchi ...
Hashimoto (as Yosuke Eguchi)
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Wei (as Karena Lam)
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Su
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Ren (as Po-Lin Chen)
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Mei
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Ghost Mother (as Wan Fan)
Kuan-Po Chen ...
Ghost Child
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Tung's Mother (as Chih-Chin Ma)
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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 World's First Caught Spirit.


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Silk  »

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

Goofs

When Tung examines a previously autopsied body, he pulls the heart out. Standard post-autopsy procedure is to wrap the internal organs in plastic in order to prevent leakage before reconstitution of the cadaver, but the heart extracted by Tung lacked any plastic wrapping. See more »

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Remade as Untitled Silk Remake See more »

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Fantastic movie!
2 July 2007 | by (Ireland) – See all my reviews

Wow..., what a beautiful and sophisticated supernatural movie about life and death. Acting is superb, plot very interesting, music amazing. Very atmospheric, scary but also touching story about the ghost of a little boy who has a special bond with his mother, where love and hatred are synonyms of life and death. The direction is a real ART - innovative and unpredictable. Only one silly car crash scene (unnecessary and fake) but who cares!

Definitely one of the best supernatural movies in a long long time. Can't wait to watch it again!

Highly recommended. Enjoy!


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