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Silk (2006)

Gui si (original title)
Not Rated | | Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi | 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 »


Chao-Bin Su (as Chao-Pin Su)


Chao-Bin Su (as Chao-Pin Su)
1 win & 5 nominations. See more awards »




Cast overview, first billed only:
Chen Chang ... Tung
Yôsuke Eguchi ... Hashimoto (as Yosuke Eguchi)
Kar Yan Lam ... Wei (as Karena Lam)
Barbie Hsu ... Su
Bo-lin Chen ... Ren (as Po-Lin Chen)
Janine Chun-Ning Chang ... Mei
Fang Wan ... Ghost Mother (as Wan Fan)
Kuan-Po Chen Kuan-Po Chen ... Ghost Child
Chi-Chin Ma ... Tung's Mother (as Chih-Chin Ma)
Leon Dai ... SWAT Leader
Kevin S. Smith Kevin S. Smith ... James
Masane Tsukayama ... Director (as Tsukayama Masane)
Kouhei Masiba Kouhei Masiba ... Assistant to Director (as Masiba Kouhei)
Teddy Chan ... Father
Chiao-Ju Hsu Chiao-Ju Hsu ... Daughter


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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ghost | spirit | boy | ghost child | death | See All (34) »


The World's First Caught Spirit.


Horror | Mystery | Sci-Fi


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Did You Know?


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


When Tung finds the body of the boy, the body is in near-perfect condition, when it should have rotted. See more »


Remade as Untitled Silk Remake See more »

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Much more than a ghost movie
1 October 2006 | by chiouSee all my reviews

This is a movie with much creativity. It's not just about ghost, but also sci-fi and many other factors. Don't expect it to be a typical ghost movie. It's much better than ghost movies which just try to terrify people.

Many people will enjoy all the complexity in this movie, while some may feel it's too complicated as a movie. Especially, people who have engineering background will like this movie a lot.

The special effect is not as magnificent as the best Hollywood sci-fi movies, but it's good enough for a ghost related movie.

The actors are good as well, while they are mostly Asian.

I believe the comment for this movie will be polarized depending on the expectation & background of the watcher.

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Hokkien | English | Japanese | Mandarin

Release Date:

29 September 2006 (Taiwan) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Taipei City, Taiwan


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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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