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The Chrysalis (2012)

After being kidnapped, a young woman awakens three months later on the side of a road with no memory of her abduction. Subsequently, she begins to experience psychological episodes that mirror her abductor's persona.

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Chu-ji Qiu

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Chu-ji Qiu
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Credited cast:
Zhan Chuheng Zhan Chuheng ... Chunshan
Jie Cui Jie Cui ... Dr. Dai
Wendy Gao Wendy Gao ... Wendy
Wei Lee ... Wu Guangming
Sandrine Pinna ... Guan Wenxin
Quan Ren ... Luo Jia
Liu Shengyue Liu Shengyue ... Sheng
Jun Sun Jun Sun ... Hui
Li Wenlong Li Wenlong ... Mao
Jing Wu ... Real Estate Agent
Xiao Xi Xiao Xi ... Sheng's Mother
Christy Yang Christy Yang ... Dai Anni / Anne
Wenyan Zhuang Wenyan Zhuang ... Fourth Aunt
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After being kidnapped, a young woman awakens three months later on the side of a road with no memory of her abduction. Subsequently, she begins to experience psychological episodes that mirror her abductor's persona.

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China

Language:

Chinese

Release Date:

1 June 2012 (China) See more »

Also Known As:

Nü yong See more »

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$2,000,000 (estimated)
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Uneven, but fun to watch.
20 May 2013 | by ebossertSee all my reviews

It looks like mainland China is producing more horror films lately. Over the past year or so I've seen trailers for dozens of titles. "Chrysalis" turned out to be a nice little surprise.

After being kidnapped, a young woman awakens (three months later) on the side of a road with no memory of her abduction. Subsequently, she begins to experience psychological episodes that mirror her abductor's persona. During the opening half, this film is a bit uneven in its direction and scoring, and a bit messy in terms of scriptwriting. It just feels a bit rushed and impatient. Fortunately, it gets better as it progresses and contributes a very entertaining second half. The plot and protagonist hold interest throughout, the production values are nice, and there are some genuine surprises to be had. The visuals and overall style are quite good as well. This is a fun watch.


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