A blind girl gets a cornea transplant so that she will be able to see again. She gets more than she bargained for upon realizing she can also see ghosts.

Directors:

Danny Pang (as Pang Brothers), Oxide Chun Pang (as Pang Brothers)

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Yuet-Jan Hui (as Jojo Hui), Danny Pang (as Pang Brothers) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Angelica Lee ... Wong Kar Mun (as Lee Sin-Je)
Lawrence Chou Lawrence Chou ... Dr. Wah
Jinda Duangtoy Jinda Duangtoy ... Old Lady in the Hospital
Yut Lai So Yut Lai So ... Yingying
Candy Lo ... Yee (Mun's Sister)
Edmund Chen ... Dr. Lo
Yin Ping Ko Yin Ping Ko ... Mun's grandmother
Florence Wu Florence Wu ... Nurse
Wisarup Annuar Wisarup Annuar ... Dark Figure
Yuet Siu Wong Yuet Siu Wong ... Ghost in the Hospital
Wing-Wai Chin ... Hospital Caretaker
Tao Leung Tao Leung ... Ghost on the Highway
Mylio Lau Mylio Lau ... Wah's Secretary (as Miyuki Lau)
Ousinthorn Chotphan Ousinthorn Chotphan ... Mun as a Little Girl
Dampongongtrakul Sawadee Dampongongtrakul Sawadee ... Yee as a Little Girl
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A blind girl gets a cornea transplant so that she would be able to see again. However, she got more than what she bargained for when she realised she could even see ghosts. And some of these ghosts are down right unfriendly. So she embarks on a journey to find the origins of her cornea and to reveal the history of the previous dead owner ... Written by Striding Cloud <frozen98@hotmail.com>

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Rated R for some disturbing images | See all certifications »

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Trivia

The beginning (the operation for a blind girl to see again) and the end of the film are based on true stories the Pang brothers read about in the news. See more »

Goofs

In Mun's calligraphy lesson, the brush is dipped into a glass of water, blackening it. In consecutive shots the water in the glass is clear and clean. See more »

Quotes

Wong Kar Mun: Are you okay, madam?
Old Lady in the Hospital: I'm freezing...
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The credits at the beginning of the film first appear as braile. See more »

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a wonderful film with flaws
4 December 2003 | by tethSee all my reviews

For the most part, "The Eye" is a competent effort from HK cinema. While most HK films nowadays involve big pop stars in pointless romantic comedies, this film (and also Infernal Affairs) show that there are still talented filmmakers in HK.

The story is about a blind girl named Mun getting a cornea transplant. When she gets her vision back, she begins seeing supernatural beings (ghosts, to be precise). For the first half of the story, we see her experiencing all these haunting encounters. One notable scene is in an elevator. The mystery and creepiness in this first half is incredibly effective and well-made.

The same cannot be said about the second half though. Like "The Ring" (or "Ringu"), Mun travels to Thailand to figure out the origin of the owner of her cornea. What starts out as a supernatural thriller turns into a mystery.

The film seems to be a mix of "The Sixth Sense", "Ringu", and a touch of "Final Destination." The switch of style in the middle and toward the end is somewhat annoying. The ending is an effort of the directors to show that they can do big CGI action sequences too. But, this film would have been good enough to stand on its own without that.

The acting is pretty good. Angelica Lee as Mun is very believable. The same cannot be said about the doctor though. I think this is mostly because his character's motivations are not convincing enough. Why does he give up his whole career to travel all the way to Thailand to help her after meeting her for a few times only? For love? Probably...but I don't buy it at all.

Overall, this film is pretty good. It is a nice effort from promising directors.


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Country:

Hong Kong | Singapore

Language:

Cantonese | Thai | Mandarin | English | Hakka

Release Date:

9 May 2002 (Hong Kong) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Hong Kong, China See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

SGD4,500,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$512,049

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$12,165,016
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Dolby Digital EX

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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