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After writing three best-sellers about love story based on her own experiences, the successful writer Tsui Ting-Yin is without inspiration and having difficulties to write her new novel in ... See full summary »

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Ting-yu (as Yaqi Zeng)
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After writing three best-sellers about love story based on her own experiences, the successful writer Tsui Ting-Yin is without inspiration and having difficulties to write her new novel in the horror genre entitled "Re-cycle". While drafting the text, spooky events happen at her apartment and her former boy-friend of eight years ago visits her, after his divorce, proposing Tsui. When Tsui sees a supernatural long-haired character of her book, she follows him and is trapped in his world of terror. But she is saved by the young Ting-yu, who discloses a secret about her to Tsui. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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The abandoned don't just disappear.


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Rated R for frightening and disturbing images | See all certifications »

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$423,138 (Hong Kong) (7 July 2006)

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$1,775,764 (Hong Kong) (21 July 2006)
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Ting-yu: This is a forgotten world for the abandoned.
Tsui Ting-Yin: The abandoned?
Ting-yu: Yes, everything you discard ends up here. Even thoughts and unfulfilled promises.
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Horrible script, but stunning imagery
11 October 2006 | by (Moscow, Russia) – See all my reviews

What's the worst in Re-Cycle is an absence of story. Purposeless journey, groundless twists, meaningless dialogs, loose ends all way round. To avoid misunderstanding, the script isn't simple or stupid, it nearly doesn't exist.

The only thing, which shines are creative, scary, stylish, surprising visuals/sets. Those sets with recycled books, rotten town, waiting deads almost took my breath away from either visual or creative points of view. Worth mentioning, last time it happened to me with Silent Hill. Extra marks.

Special effects and scares are not novel for those, who have seen previous Pang brothers features, but they are mixed in quite a fresh way. Across the movie one may also experience feelings resembling The Cell, Silent Hill, and even Matrix.

Avoid if looking for traditional horror movie, but watch rather to widen your imagination and to have several strong scares. Provision yourself with patience to neglect the absence of the story.


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