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EYE, THE

Thailand, 2004 (MIFF 2004, Thai Breakers)

Director: Oxide Pang

The Eye (Gin Gwai) Thailand/Hong Kong

Twin brothers Danny and Oxide Pang take audiences on a suspenseful ride in this atmospheric psychological thriller. Taking the action from the hectic streets of Hong Kongo the steamy jungles of Thailand, the precociously talented Pang brothers unravel an eerie tale with their distinctive visual flair.

After a childhood without sight, 20-yearoldMann undergoes a risky cornea transplant. The operation a success, life Forman progresses well as she slowly adjusts tithe beautiful chaos of light all around her. But before too long, mysterious black-clad figures seem to foreshadow sudden deaths and disfigured denizens haunt her everyday existence. To her horror, Mann realises that when she looks into a mirror she doesn't see herself, but rather another woman'Ling, the original owner of the corneas. Desperate to save her fragile psyche, Mann travels to Ling' sold village in northern Thailand, where she uncovers the devastating truth behind her new eyes

D Oxide Pang, Danny Pang P Peter Chan, Lawrence Cheung S Jo Yuet-Chun Hui, Oxide Pang, Danny Pang WS Fortissimo Film Sales Cantonese, English, Thai, Mandarin w/English subtitles TD35mm/Col, B&W/2002/96minsOxide Pang was born in Hong Kong in 1965. Films include: Who Is Running' (1997), Bangkok Dangerous (2000, co-dir), One Take Only (2001), The Tesseract (2003). Danny Pang was born in Hong Kong in 1965. Films include: Bangkok Dangerous (2000, co-dir).

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