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Re-cycle (2006)

Gwai wik (original title)
A writer wants to get a glimpse of some genuine supernatural occurrences while doing research for a novel, but her experiences lead her down a dark path as she witnesses vivid hallucinations and begins to lose her grip on reality.

Directors:

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

Writers:

Cub Chien (as 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 (Juvenile) (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.


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Old Man: This is a dimension of the abandoned. All discarded creations end up in this domain. And they may vanish any minute. We are here because we have been abandoned.
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Don't be fooled into thinking it's a typical Asian horror film...
5 August 2010 | by ivonySee all my reviews

Gwai wik starts out like most standard Asian horror films, particularly with the expectation that we're about to see yet another long haired female ghost. However, the film soon takes a dramatic turn towards the surreal. What starts out as typical soon twists into anything but, creating something of a love child between Pan's Labyrinth and Ringu. Gwai wik is hauntingly beautiful in its twisted landscapes and strange zombie-like creatures, pulling the viewer into a surreal dream-like and sometimes nightmarish world.

The film covers territory regarding things we throw away, delving quite a bit into social commentary. This isn't meant to preach but rather shows the internal struggle a person feels when trying to do what they believe is right...and may not end up being so years later. It's a beautiful tale of love, loss, redemption and inner struggle. The biggest flaw is its hokey 'twist' ending that tries too hard to bring the film back around on itself. Nevertheless, it's an experience and a film I am happy to have seen.


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Country:

Thailand | Hong Kong

Language:

Mandarin | Cantonese

Release Date:

1 July 2006 (Hong Kong) See more »

Also Known As:

Re-cycle See more »

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,263,016
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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