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The Sleep Curse (2017)

Shi mian (original title)
In 1990, Neurologist Lam Sik-ka and his former flame suffer from the generational sleep curse that rooted in their both families war engagement during World War Two. Lam Sik-ka tries to save her flame from the grudge.

Director:

Herman Yau

Writers:

Eric Lee, Erica Li (as Erica Lee)
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Cast

Cast overview:
Anthony Chau-Sang Wong ... Lam Sing / Dr. Lam
Michelle Wai ... Man Ching / Man Woon
Jojo Goh ... Monique
Ka Tung Lam ... Chow Fook
Bryant Ji-Lok Mak Bryant Ji-Lok Mak ... Draco (as Bryant Mak Chi Lok)
Ikki Funaki Ikki Funaki ... Colonel Tanaka
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In 1990, Neurologist Lam Sik-ka and his former flame suffer from the generational sleep curse that rooted in their both families war engagement during World War Two. Lam Sik-ka tries to save her flame from the grudge that made by a soothsayer's single-eyed daughter who was victimized by their fathers during the time of Japanese occupation in Hong Kong. Written by Ryota Nakanishi

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Country:

Hong Kong | China

Language:

Cantonese | Japanese

Release Date:

26 May 2017 (Hong Kong) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

George Town, Penang, Malaysia See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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This film consists of cult horror movie trilogy with Ebola Syndrome (1996) and The Eight Immortals Restaurant: The Untold Story (1993) but there is also Taxi Hunter (1993) . See more »

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No horror. Bad script. Horrible execution.
24 September 2017 | by gothic-fictionSee all my reviews

3 stars here! Watch the movie and figure it out yourself, that is if you can last all the way through. I watched it with 2 friends, all of us begging for the movie to hit its climax and finish.

And that was a mistake right there. Because when it does so, it goes full on gore, jumping from history lessons about the war to lets cut some organs, eat some flesh and be as disgusting as possible. The movie focuses on two time periods, both equally boring and gross when the time comes. I have no idea how this got into production but if it will go without people noticing it, I won't act surprised.

Sorry but they failed here. Bad! Really bad ghost story, mostly about vengeance, told in the worst possible way. I won't recommend it. Stay away.

Cheers!


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