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Ab-normal Beauty (2004)

Sei mong se jun (original title)
Jiney is a talented student of Arts with a trauma in her childhood and lack of communication with her mother, and excellent photographer that is not satisfied with her awarded works. When ... See full summary »

Director:

Oxide Chun Pang (as Oxide Pang)

Writers:

Oxide Chun Pang (as Oxide Pang), Thomas Pang (as Pak Sing Pang)
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Cast

Cast overview:
Race Wong Race Wong ... Jiney
Rosanne Wong Rosanne Wong ... Jas
Anson Leung ... Anson
Michelle Yim ... Jiney's Mum
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Storyline

Jiney is a talented student of Arts with a trauma in her childhood and lack of communication with her mother, and excellent photographer that is not satisfied with her awarded works. When she witnesses a car crash, she is driven by a morbid wish and takes pictures of the dead victim. She becomes obsessed with death, and her close friend Jas feels that Jiney needs help with her abnormal behavior and attraction. When Jiney supersedes her death wish, she receives a snuff video where a girl is tortured and killed in front of the camera. Jiney shows the tape to Jas, who questions the authenticity of the footage, and they believe it is a prank of their friend Anson. When the girls realize that it is not a joke of Anson, Jiney receives another tape with the message inviting her to take a look. When she sees the tape, she becomes scared with the sinister footage. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Drama | Horror

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong violent content and some nudity | See all certifications »

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Country:

Hong Kong

Language:

Cantonese

Release Date:

4 November 2004 (Hong Kong) See more »

Also Known As:

Ab-normal Beauty See more »

Filming Locations:

Hong Kong, China

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$677,279
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | DTS

Color:

Color
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Trivia

(at around 8 mins) The car crash towards the beginning of the movie is the same one used in this film's companion, Leave Me Alone (2004), which was directed and co-written by Danny Pang, Oxide Chun Pang's twin brother. See more »

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Ab-normally stunning
4 March 2006 | by horbachewskySee all my reviews

I give this movie a ten, and not lightly.

It was beautifully filmed, and very artistic. The darker portions of the movie where you're engulfed in an eerie feeling are very dark and dingy in the colors selected, and yet so very bright when goals have been accomplished, putting forward a great feel and really intriguing anyone interested in artistic films.

The writing wasn't great, but the story was amazing. Still, I'm drawn to the shots and beauty behind the movie.

If you're looking for a creepy movie that isn't about the fairy tale monster, but rather the monsters we may look at every day, this' the movie for you.

I recommend this movie whole heartedly. A GREAT watch.


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