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Koma (2004)

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Jealousy, desire, trust, and revenge. A complicated love triangle emerges during an investigation into the theft of a woman's kidney. At a wedding party in a fancy hotel, a guest happens on... See full summary »

Director:

Chi-Leung Law

Writers:

Susan Chan (screenplay), Sin Ling Yeung (story)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kar Yan Lam ... Suen Ling (as Karena Lam)
Angelica Lee ... Chi Ching (as Lee Sinje)
Andy Chi-On Hui ... Raymond (as Andy Hui)
Raymond Ho-Yin Wong ... Ah-Keung (as Ho-Yin Wong)
Kai Chi Liu ... Sergant Lee Wah-Biu
Roy Chow Roy Chow ... Chi Ming
Annie Man Annie Man ... Ah-Shan
Hong Dou Liu ... Chi Ching's Mother
Candice Chan Candice Chan ... Bride
Cho-yiu Wong Cho-yiu Wong ... Bridegroom (as Wong Cho Yiu)
April Tung April Tung ... Naked Woman
Monica Siu-Kei Mok ... Hypnotism Teacher (as Mo Qi)
Carlos Tin-Cheung Koo Carlos Tin-Cheung Koo ... Bestman (as Carlos Koo)
Elton Mak Elton Mak ... Lobby Manager
Wong Kwok Man Wong Kwok Man ... Hotel Attendant
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Storyline

Jealousy, desire, trust, and revenge. A complicated love triangle emerges during an investigation into the theft of a woman's kidney. At a wedding party in a fancy hotel, a guest happens on the victim. The guest, Chi Ching, reports seeing a suspicious woman at the wedding, and at a police station, it's disclosed that the woman in question, Suen Ling, has slept with Ching's fiancé, Wei. He claims he loves only Ching, but Ling keeps showing up. Reassured by Wei, Ching tries to befriend Ling. Ling's back-story, Ching's health, and Wei's desires keep the love triangle spinning. It's not back-stabbing that Ching must worry about, but a 9-inch incision on her side. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence and some nudity | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

Hong Kong

Language:

Cantonese

Release Date:

22 April 2004 (Hong Kong) See more »

Also Known As:

Jiu ming See more »

Filming Locations:

Hong Kong, China

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$903,959
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Connections

References Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance (2002) See more »

Soundtracks

Koma
Composed by Kwong Wing Chan
Lyrics by Lin Xi
Sung by Kar Yan Lam (as Karena Lam)
Click Music Ltd. (Admin. by Music Nation), Gold Label Music Ltd.
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A Taut Thriller
21 September 2008 | by crossbow0106See all my reviews

A tense psychological thriller with horror overtones, this film stars Lee Sinje as Ching, a successful woman with kidney problems and Karena Lam as Ling, a healthy lady who resents Ching because she is successful. Ching is dating Wai and, it turns out since they can't be intimate due to Ching's problem, Wai is cheating on her with Ling. If that was all there was to it, it would be enough, but the film is also about someone who cuts kidneys out of people so they can be sold on the black market. Ching thinks Ling is behind it. However, before Ching leans about Wai and Ling, she tries to befriend Ling, since both of them are kind of lonely. The pairing of Ms. Lee and Ms. Lam is superb. Any scene they are in together elevates the film. I think the fact that they became friends during the production (they both said so on the Making Of featurette on the DVD) makes their acting together much more natural and interesting. Ms. Lee has become a very good actress over time and she gets to stretch a bit, gasping in terror and surmising the goings on (or, think she has) admirably. Likewise, Ms. Lam is very good. The other carriers are minor, this is Sinje and Karena's film. I recommend it to anyone who likes tense thrillers. Since its about the cutting out of kidneys, it can get bloody, but its not really a horror film, so that makes it better. I'd like to see these two ladies reunite for another film. They work very well together. Watch this.


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