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Forest of Death (2007)
"Sum yuen" (original title)

R  |   |  Crime, Horror, Thriller  |  22 March 2007 (Hong Kong)
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Shum Shu-hoi
Choi Wah 'Rain' Lee ...
May
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Suet Lam ...
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Patrick Wong (as Tsun-wai Chou)
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In a mysterious forest in Thailand, many suicidal youths disappear and rescue teams can not find the way out even with compass. The ambitious reporter May is making sensationalist journalism exploring the deaths in the forest. Her boyfriend and botanist Shun Shu-hoi is developing a means of communication with plants. Meanwhile, Detective C. C. Ha is investigating the rape and death of a woman and the main suspect is Patrick Wong. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Pretty girls, pretty boy. Lovely, foggy forest. Ugly story.
21 June 2008 | by (http://sitenoise-atthemovies.blogspot.com/) – See all my reviews

It's no secret that the Pang Bothers aren't big on script talent, but good lord, this was embarrassing.

A rape/murder takes place in a forest that is infamous as a mecca for suicide. A botanist is researching the ability of plants to communicate with people. His girlfriend is a tabloid TV reporter sensationalizing the ghostly aspects of the forest. A detective, investigating the rape/murder case, believes that plants can act as witnesses so she gets the botanist to bring his equipment to the forest and sets up a re-enactment of the crime where the plants will act as lie detectors.

I'm not kidding.

I'm not necessarily against inadequate stories but the hilarity of this one seemed to infiltrate everything else to the point that it became impossible to take it seriously. The actors didn't seem dedicated to their characters, nothing appeared genuine here. I love the Pangs and think they often make engrossing films, even despite the stories, but this one was just too in-your-face dumb.


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