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Gwai wik (2006)

After writing three best-sellers about love story based on her own experiences, the successful writer Tsui Ting-Yin is without inspiration and having difficulties to write her new novel in ... See full summary »

Directors:

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

Writers:

Cub Chin, Sam Lung | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Angelica Lee ... Tsui Ting-Yin (as Lee Sinje)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Soi Cheang ... The director of 'My Love' (as Cheang Pou Soi)
Ekin Cheng
Lawrence Chou Lawrence Chou ... Lawrence
Viraiwon Jauwseng Viraiwon Jauwseng ... Yuk Ling
Siu-Ming Lau ... Old Man
Choi Wah 'Rain' Lee
Jetrin Wattanasin
Qi Qi Zeng Qi Qi Zeng ... Ting-yu (as Yaqi Zeng)
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Storyline

After writing three best-sellers about love story based on her own experiences, the successful writer Tsui Ting-Yin is without inspiration and having difficulties to write her new novel in the horror genre entitled "Re-cycle". While drafting the text, spooky events happen at her apartment and her former boy-friend of eight years ago visits her, after his divorce, proposing Tsui. When Tsui sees a supernatural long-haired character of her book, she follows him and is trapped in his world of terror. But she is saved by the young Ting-yu, who discloses a secret about her to Tsui. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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The abandoned don't just disappear.


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Rated R for frightening and disturbing images | See all certifications »

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Country:

Thailand | Hong Kong

Language:

Mandarin | Cantonese

Release Date:

1 July 2006 (Hong Kong) See more »

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Re-cycle See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$423,138 (Hong Kong), 7 July 2006, Limited Release
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Dolby Digital

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2.35 : 1
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Quotes

Ting-yu: This is a forgotten world for the abandoned.
Tsui Ting-Yin: The abandoned?
Ting-yu: Yes, everything you discard ends up here. Even thoughts and unfulfilled promises.
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Stunning Looking And Not Bad
18 September 2008 | by crossbow0106See all my reviews

This film from the Pang Brothers stars Lee Sin-Je (also known as Angelica Lee), who becomes more assured with each film. She plays Ying-Tin, a successful novelist who is experiencing writer's block. As she begins to write her novel, strange things happen. She gets phone calls which are just noise, she sees visions. She goes out of her apartment and into another world entirely, which looks life a post-apocalyptic Hong Kong. What once appeared to be heading for a straight horror film becomes more of a supernatural thriller. There are many interesting images and the film looks great. The outcome of the story itself is tied to an old relationship she had, and you'll understand the message of the film as you go along. If you like films like this and/or like Ms. Sin-Je, you'll find this very watchable. Ms. Sin-Je, who looks great, gives a good performance, carrying the film on her shoulders pretty admirably.


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