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Dream Home (2010)

Wai dor lei ah yat ho (original title)
Not Rated | | Crime, Drama, Horror | 13 May 2010 (Hong Kong)
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Cheng Li-sheung is a young, upwardly mobile professional finally ready to invest in her first home. But when the deal falls through, she is forced to keep her dream alive - even if it means keeping her would-be neighbors dead.

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Ho-Cheung Pang (as Pang Ho-cheung)

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Ho-Cheung Pang (original story) (as Pang Ho-cheung), Ho-Cheung Pang (as Pang Ho-cheung) | 2 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Josie Ho ... Cheng Lai Sheung
Ching Wong ... Security Guard (as Wong Ching)
Helen To Helen To ... Sheung's Colleague
Man Jan San Man Jan San ... Man
Cindy Yu Cindy Yu ... Sheung's Colleague
Lai-Ling Chan Lai-Ling Chan ... Receptionist in Love Motel
Eason Chan ... Siu To
Chow Fei Kin Chow Fei Kin ... Man's Cousin
Michelle Ye ... Flat 8A Female Owner
Jo Kuk ... Flat 8A Female Owner's Friend (as Jo Koo)
Dewi Ariyantl Dewi Ariyantl ... Filipino Maid
Vivian Leung Vivian Leung ... Young Sheung
Chung-man Pow Chung-man Pow ... Young Sheung's Brother (as Benjamin Pow)
Cheng Hao Sum Cheng Hao Sum ... Jimmy
Hee Ching Paw ... Sheung's Mother (as Paw Hee Ching)
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After her family and friends are evicted from their low-rent housing so that developers can build expensive flats, Lai-Chung as a child vowed to buy her mother and father a new apartment, specially an apartment with a view of the Victoria Harbour. As an adult she is working hard to save money but due to bad circumstances, Lai-Chung goes into a frenzy and starts killing residents and workers of a particular building. Written by Fella_shibby@yahoo.com

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What would you do, if someone blocked your view... See more »

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Crime | Drama | Horror

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The Hong Kong theatrical version was censored by nearly 30 seconds. The main cuts were made to the scenes of violence towards a pregnant woman, and the slicing off of genitals. See more »

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I want to sleep with this woman. With one eye open, of course.
2 November 2010 | by BoloxxxiSee all my reviews

I couldn't help but notice that there were some really nice looking women in this movie and--. What's that you say? Get to the damn review? What's this film about? Okay, okay.

A woman goes to extreme measures to get her dream home after greedy sellers back out of a deal to sell to her. No doubt she had some inspiration from her childhood when developers were forcing people out of their homes in her neighborhood by using underhanded and criminal tactics. Her tale is told alternating between her murderous present and the years and days leading up to it so that we understand her motivation and see her transformation.

What can I say?

If you're squeamish make sure you eat your lunch AFTER you see this. --But then again, you might not want to eat anything after either. The solution for you may be to avoid this altogether. On the other hand, if gore does not particularly bother you, or you are a gore hound, this is your movie.The instigator of all this horror is a woman who just flipped.

Right after the sellers turned her down, you knew by the way the camera was used to shoot her walking on the street that here was a woman who had just lost everything; she feels numb; she hardly sees, hears, or feels anything around her; her heart's desire (since she was a child) has been snatched from her when she thought it was so close.

Imagine the intensity of the anger and desperation that must eventually have taken hold of her later. First disbelief and hopelessness. Suicidal thoughts might naturally have followed (after all, her dream was dead). This woman however, decided she wasn't going down without a fight. But we saw indications earlier with her father that this woman could be ruthless; that she wasn't so innocent. Still we are not prepared for the "helter skelter" sadistic cruelty she unleashes.

Lastly, let me say that it was hard to feel sympathy for this woman because of her sadism (some of it, it seemed to me, spiteful and gratuitous) towards people who had nothing to do with thwarting her dream except maybe they were able to rent where she wanted to live. So I found I was always rooting for her victims. Sadly, in vain (the bitch is a killing machine). Nice looking woman though and some others as well. If I could manage to take that big-ass knife away from her and all her other implements of terror I think I could.... Okay, okay, I got you. Boloxxxi out. Love.


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Hong Kong

Language:

Cantonese | Mandarin | Tagalog | English

Release Date:

13 May 2010 (Hong Kong) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Hong Kong, China

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$383,158
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852 Films, Making Film See more »
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2.35 : 1
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