Three... Extremes

(Hong Kong/South Korea/Japan, 2004, 125 min)

Three horror tales set in modern-day Asia. “Dumplings”: a former Hong Kong star actress seeking to regain her youth tries a secret recipe for dumplings. “Cut!”: a Korean film director finds himself at the mercy of a vengeful extra. “Box”: a successful Japanese writer is haunted by the ghost of her dead sister. The old-fashioned and long unused horror compendium is updated by three oriental stylists usually described as "extreme" in their cinematic approach; all of them turn the genre conventions on its head and supply gripping and clever short-form exercises. "Dumplings" was extended by director Fruit Chan into a 90-min feature filmed with the same cast and crew.

A Fortissimo Films presentation. Applause Pictures, CJ Entertainment and Kadokawa Pictures present an Applause Pictures/Bom Film Productions/Kadokawa Pictures production. “Dumplings”: starring Miriam Yeung, Bai Ling, Tony Ka-Fai Leung. Directed by Fruit Chan; produced by Peter Ho-Sun Chan; written by Lilian Lee; music, Chon Kwong-Wing; photography director, Christopher Doyle; production designer, Yee Chung-Man; costume designer, Dora Ng; film editors, Tin Sak-Fat and Chan Ki-Hong. “Cut!”: starring Lee Byung-Hun, Lim Won-Hee, Gang Hye-Jung, Yum Jung-Ah. Written and directed by Park Chan-Wook; produced by Ahn Soo-Hyun; music, Peach; photography director, Chung Chung-Hoon; production designer, Ryu Seong-Hee; costume designer, Chu Sang-Kyong; film editors, Kim Sang-Bum and Kim Jae-Bum. “Box”: starring Kyoko Hasegawa, Atsuro Watabe, Mai Suzuki, Yuu Suzuki, Mitsuru Akaboshi. Directed by Takashi Miike; produced by Naoki Sato, Shun Shimizu and Fumio Inoue; written by Haruko Fukushima, from a story by Bun Saikou; music by Koji Endo; photography director, Koichi Kawakami; production designer, Takashi Sasako; costume designer, Tomoko Yasuno; film editor, Yasushi Shimamura.


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