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Gui si (2006)

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 »

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Chao-Bin Su (as Chao-Pin Su)

Writer:

Chao-Bin Su (as Chao-Pin Su)
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Cast

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 Teddy Chan ... Father
Chiao-Ju Hsu Chiao-Ju Hsu ... Daughter
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Storyline

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) »

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The World's First Caught Spirit.


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Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Country:

Taiwan

Language:

Hokkien | English | Japanese | Mandarin

Release Date:

29 September 2006 (Taiwan) See more »

Also Known As:

Silk See more »

Filming Locations:

Taipei City, Taiwan

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

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

Goofs

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

Connections

References Mo fa a ma (2000) See more »

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great plot
14 February 2007 | by turner_dougSee all my reviews

Loved the plot in this movie and the twists and turns that leave you guessing until the very end. If you don't like subtitles, I would suggest that you don't watch it, but if your love something a little different (e.g Purfumer)- this is the movie for you.

The director uses some very clever shots, and the overall dark theme is very well conveyed through gloomy lighting effects.

The characters are realistic and the subject matter of life after death is usually not dealt with in such a scientific sort of way in the vain of Flatliners. One of the main characters is dealing with the impending death of his mother while being engaged in this great adventure and learns through his experience to find peace.

In summary - A+ entertainment with a bit of a scare that has a deeper meaning. Enjoy :o)


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